Seminole Tribe of Florida Celebrates Big Cypress Seminole Reservation’s 119th Anniversary

The Seminole Tribe of Florida will celebrate Big Cypress Seminole Reservation’s 119th anniversary, Saturday, January 10, at the Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds. This year’s celebration will feature a concert by country music superstars Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation 119th anniversary celebration kicks-off at 11 a.m. with a grand entry by Seminole Tribe of Florida leaders and royalty. Beginning at 11:45 a.m.,

Celebrating the King of Rock & Roll: 5 Fun Facts about Elvis Presley

In honor of the “King of Rock and Roll” the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is throwing an Elvis Presley themed 80th birthday celebration from January 8 to January 11. Born on January 8, 1935, the legendary icon made his footprint on music, setting the bar high for the rock and roll genre. His impact was so great that it still garners musician’s attention, some of which impersonate

Meet Jake Vanderlei, VP of Casino Operations at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Jake Vanderlei, Vice President of Casino Operations oversees the table games, slots and player development departments as well as components of marketing operations. He was formally the Regional Vice President of Gaming for MGM-Mirage and also held executive-level positions with Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Acres Gaming and Silicon Gaming in Las Vegas and was the Director of Slots/Casino Operations for the Casino Magic Corporation in Bay Saint Louis, Miss.

Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday Celebration & Contest

Friday, January 9th, Chris MacDonald will take the Hard Rock Cafe stage for a “Memories of Elvis in Concert Rockin’ Birthday Bash.” With this newly updated production, MacDonald’s show will include costume changes and songs representing the different stages of Elvis’s career including the 1950’s, movies, his 1968 comeback and the 1970’s White Fringe Vegas Concerts. MacDonald has the honor of being the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley

The Ultra New High Limit Slot Room Revealed: Q&A with VP of Player Development Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis, originally from a small town in upstate New York (Rensselaer) was formally a Disney Cast member from 1996 – 2003. His diverse experience with Disney include: team member, valet/bellman and an event manager at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex. His most recent position prior to joining the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa was a Manager of Player Development for Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in

Jenny McCarthy Visits the Luxurious Rock Spa® for Grand Opening

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa stopped in the newly renovated Rock Spa® last Friday night. Rock Spa® opened its doors to the public Monday, December 15. Comedian, actress, host and best-selling author Jenny McCarthy, who has a daily radio show on Sirius XM, “Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy” and new show “Donnie Loves Jenny” airing on A&E beginning in early January, helped unveil the new venue. More

Cooking for the Holidays: Pork Osso Bucco with Mushroom Risotto

The holidays are here and Executive Chef Bill Gideon is sharing one of his favorite recipes. Dig in and give it a try at home. Be sure to share your photo with us on our social media channels. Total Time: 140 Minutes Prep Time: 20 Minutes Bake Time: 120 Minutes Serves up to four guests Pork Osso Bucco with Mushroom Risotto By Executive Chef Bill Gideon Ingredients 1-tablespoon olive oil

Meet Pin Designer Heather Arguello: Seminole Hard Rock Retail Team Member

Heather Arguello, Retail Sales Associate for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s two retail stores is known for her extraordinary guest relations. She has been with the casino now for nearly four years and has had roles in various departments before she found her love for retail art design. In her personal life, Heather is an avid free hand artist. Heather politely greets every guest as they walk in

Chief Jim Billie Band strikes familiar chord at 17th annual AIAC

By Peter B. Gallagher with the Seminole Tribune November 25, 2014 BIG CYPRESS — James E. Billie’s musical career, dormant for nearly three years while he recovered from complications sustained in a horse training accident, came alive with fervor Nov. 8 when the Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and his longtime six-piece band took the stage at the American Indian Arts Celebration sponsored by the Tribe’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.

Back Stage Access: Top 10 Hits for the Week

This week we’re sharing Billboard’s “The Hot 100” top ten hits for the week that listeners can’t get enough of. Let’s be honest, sometimes we need a break from holiday music during this time of the year since it starts in November, but don’t worry we’re here to help. Put your ear buds in and snap out of your Monday blues because these tunes will be sure to wake you