Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa was the place to be in Tampa last summer whether you like hard-driving, high-energy music or quirky lyrics delivered by powerful voices perfectly underscoring exceptional songs. Last summer, hundreds of musicians jammed during the Casino's month long June Acoustic Music Showcase (JAMS) in the Hard Rock Cafe. From opening night with Michelle Branch, to an appearance by rock legend Bret Michaels, to the innovative musicians and bands sharing their musical gifts on stage, it was a 'jam' good month!  If you missed it don't fret, we bring you reasons to celebrate! The 2nd annual Tampa Bay June Acoustic Music Showcase will JAM again this year! 

Celebrate | Tampa Acoustic Music Showcase Will JAM Again

Everyone here at 813area was proud to be part of an amazing event designed to nurture and promote local musicians and bands. We enjoyed getting to know more about each of the musicians, to hear their stories and feel the emotion in their genuinely memorable music. The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay June Acoustic Music Showcase, brought to you by  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa with 98Rock, begins Thursday June 2nd spotlighting the best acoustic music talent in Tampa Bay each weekend throughout June on Thursdays through Saturdays, Sundays are dedicated to open mic night.

Musician Ian Doubt from last year's music showcase said, "I live for the stage and try to show that passion with every performance".  We felt the same level of emotion and passion from every show we caught last summer. Every kind of genre flourished as a variety of musical styles evoked feeling through contagious melodies and poignant stories like Michah Shane's. Michah wrote a rock-ballad titled, "Walk in Her Shoes" as a tribute to the tragic death of a young teenage girl, delivering a powerful message to each of us, encouraging us to think about what we say and how our words affect others. Moments like these make a music showcase like JAMS special.



As a partner we held a special 'photo day' for the bands and, through a survey we created we got to the heart and soul of what they do, who they are and why they love music. As a local musical collective, the 2015 JAMS performers did a fantastic job capturing the soul of our community through each power packed jam. Their shows ranged from light and airy to bordering on dangerous; we promise, this month long talent showcase will delight and thrill you!  You do not want to miss it!  Plan on joining us this year with hundreds of like-minded souls as Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa once again unites the voices of a generation for us this June!

If you are a local band or musician interested in performing in the 2016 Tampa Bay June Acoustic Music Showcase find additional info below, deadline to apply is May 12th.

If you would like to meet last year's performers and view the stunning photography from 2015 check out:

Announcing The Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa 2015
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival Kickoff | Michelle Branch | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at Hard Rock Cafe | June 4th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 5th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 6th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 7th
Win Tickets To See Bret Michael Live at the Hard Rock Cafe! | Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival | June 14th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 11th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 13th
Bret Michaels | Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at the Hard Rock Cafe | June 14th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 18th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 19th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 20th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 21st
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe Insider | June 25 - 28th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 25th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 27th
The Florida Aquarium at the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at Hard Rock Cafe | June 27th
Closing Night at Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June 29th
Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe| June Wrap Party



See you at the Hard Rock!