Due to Popular Demand, Rock the Mic™ Competition Back at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver for the Second Year in a Row

COQUITLAM, BC, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The success of last year's Rock the Mic ™ band competition took Hard Rock Casino Vancouver by storm, and due to popular demand the competition is back starting on Thursday, March 12.

"We are thrilled to once again offer this type of entertainment option and feature local emerging talent on our stage," said Raj Mutti, Executive Director, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. 

The focus of this year's competition will be on solo and acoustic acts. Preliminaries will take place in Asylum every Thursday night until April 30. Semi-Finals will take place on May 7 and May 14 while the Finals will be held on May 28. This competition style will narrow down each week, leaving eight acts to play and compete in the final battle.

The first place winner will go home with a minimum of five confirmed bookings at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, $1,000 cash, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver merchandise, $250 gift card from Long & McQuade along with a custom pair of boots from Dayton Boots.

Last year's winning band, BestNightEver described their Rock the Mic™ experience as a great opportunity that allowed them to perform for new fans and expose them to their brand. "We were really excited to be a part of the inaugural Rock the Mic ™ competition and wining was a bonus. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is a first class venue with top tier staff equipped with an amazing stage and sound," said Patrick Gavigan, BestNightEver band member.

For more information regarding the competition, visit hardrockcasinovancouver.com/rockthemic.

About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, performance arts as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver has something for everyone. For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver and Twitter twitter.com/HardRockCasinoV.

The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC ("HRHH"). The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

SOURCE Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Sonja Mandic, Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, 604.303.1000, smandic@gcgaming.com

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