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In partnership with the Seattle Office of Film + Music and the Seattle Music Commission, the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle will serve as the City of Music’s Rock Ambassador. Now visitors can pick up a brochure at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle’s Rock Shop that introduces some of the city’s top live music venues. Additionally, visitors can book The Seattle Tour of Music at the cafe. Hosted by White Moustache Urban Adventure Company, the two-hour tour takes guests through the streets of Seattle to see where legends created the music that made our city famous. Featured musicians include Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Heart, Pearl Jam, Ray Charles, and more. At the end of the tour, guests will return to the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle and view memorabilia specific to the Seattle music scene. “We love that people who come to the Hard Rock Café will learn about Seattle’s history of music before going to see history in the making at our live-music venues,” said Mayor Mike McGinn. The City of Music Initiative was conceived in October 2008, its purpose being to honor Seattle’s rich music history, to celebrate its ongoing importance to the city’s economy and culture, and to further enhance Seattle’s renowned music culture. The initiative is led by the 21-member Seattle Music Commission and strives to grow Seattle as a city of musicians, live music, and music business by creating action that enhances the climate for the music industry. Click the links above to learn more about the Hard Rock Cafe, The Seattle Tour of Music, and the City of Music Initiative.

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February 25, 2010, 12:57 pm
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The band on announced on their Twitter that they would be the new Hard Rock Cafe’s first band-in-residence and the news was later confirmed by the cafe’s marketing manager, Amy Bauer. “I really just wanted to give local artists an opportunity to play every Tuesday and this seemed like a perfect fit,” said Bauer. Bauer also said March will continue to have a light schedule, depending mostly on the residency, but more announcements for April and May are soon to come.

February 17, 2010, 1:06 pm
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Seattle’s new Hard Rock Cafe, a few steps from Pike Place Market, boasts a treasure of Seattle rock memorabilia and a rooftop deck with one of the best views of any bar in town. The two-story, 14,000-square-foot restaurant located at the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street, which opened to the public last Wednesday, will likely attract heavy foot traffic from tourists and locals alike. Inside, Hard Rock diners have plenty of eye candy to enjoy in the form of local music memorabilia from Hard Rock’s collection — including guitars owned by Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder, hand-written notes from Courtney Love and Quincy Jones, and more. “The goal is to make it a fun, interactive experience for music fans,” said Joe Tenczar, Hard Rock’s CIO. “We want to have more than food and drinks, we want people to have fun and walk away having had an experience to go along with their meal.”

January 29, 2010, 11:28 am
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Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is looking for local talent to play one of Seattle’s newest live venue. The 400-person-capacity venue on the second level of the new Cafe is outfitted with video screens and a top-of-the-line concert sound and lighting system. Hard Rock’s tradition of showcasing iconic and emerging talent will continue on Seattle’s newest stage. Bands and solo acts are encouraged to submit materials for any of the three following opportunities: Nightly Live Music – the venue will host live music three to four nights per week with local, regional and national touring artists in the space; Monthly Residency Program – in which artists will play shows at Hard Rock every Tuesday for a month; and All Ages Sunday Matinee Shows – Parents will be able to bring their families and young adults under 21 can enjoy music. For more information, contact Amy Bauer at

Hard Rock still on tap to open downtown in July
March 10, 2009, 10:41 am
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The Hard Rock Cafe planned for downtown Seattle will open in July as scheduled, despite economic conditions, Hard Rock International said Monday. The cafe will feature the chain’s signature rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, including items from Seattle musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Alice in Chains, Heart, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, the company said. “Seattle truly is a city of music – always has been, going back to the ’20s and ’30s, had a roaring jazz scene, ’70s – rock ‘n’ roll, ’90s – we all know what happened with grunge rock,” Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesman David Blandford said Monday. “If any city in the world deserves a Hard Rock Cafe, I think Seattle does.”