For Immediate Release 








June 28, 2018


Atlantic City, NJ (April 18, 2018) - Today, Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. This announcement included a star-studded entertainment lineup with more than 50 shows and events that will go on sale Friday, April 20th. This unprecedented event will create sound waves for the coastal town with over 200 nights of music, ranging from A-list artists, epic bands and headlining comedians. The unveiling of the Grand Opening date along with the all-star lineup and the hotel reservations announcements were revealed simultaneously at a three-city press conference in New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

“The Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will set the tone for a new era of entertainment in Atlantic City. Our 500 million dollar, newly reimagined property will offer something for everyone and we’re thrilled to welcome our first guests in June,” stated Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment, rock star service and their signature legendary vibe. The music-inspired hotel will feature dynamic culinary experiences, superstar performances, sporting events, a beach bar and a spectacular casino complete with more than 2,100 slot machines and 120 table games. The entertainment lineup set to kick off the summer will include A-list talent and performances, such as Amy Schumer and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock plus over 50 shows and events booked for the new casino resort.

On any given day of the year, musical talent will include artists that are leading the music scene across the nation. From Country artists like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins to Broadway sensations, such as Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet, guests will have access to a variety of genres. Legendary artists like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and rock favorites such as Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield, Steely Dan and Stone Temple Pilots with Bush & The Cult will all set the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.



7/1 - 9/16- Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute

7/5- Third Eye Blind

7/6 - Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler

7/12 - Ted Nugent

7/13 & 7/14 - Florida Georgia Line

7/20 - Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses

7/21 - Chris Young

7/26 - Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield

7/26 - Rascal Flatts

7/27 & 7/28 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

8/1 - Stone Temple Pilots & Bush & The Cult

8/4 - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

8/9 - George Thorogood

8/11- Million Dollar Quartet

8/18 - Blake Shelton

8/23 - Counting Crows with LIVE

8/26 - Toby Keith and Trace Adkins

9/1- Amy Schumer and Friends

9/8 - Fab Faux

9/22 - Cole Swindell

10/13 - Steely Dan

10/19 &10/20 - Kid Rock

10/30 - 11/4- Rock of Ages

4/30/19-5/6/19 - Kinky Boots

*Tickets on sale Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. at 


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City launches online room reservations; visit www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.comor call (609) 449-1000. Hotel Guests can book now to experience music inspired offerings such as The Sound of Your Stay program.


Hard Rock International

With venues in 75 countries, including 181 cafes, 25 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City,

Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


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The AllStar CraftBeer & Wine Festival Drives Thousands to Philadelphia

Citizens Bank Park Hosts the Second Annual Beer & Wine Festival 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – xxx – After a sell-out crowd last year, thousands of beer enthusiasts and wine lovers will return to Citizens Bank Park on May 19, 2018 for the All Star Craft Beer and Wine Festival. Guests will be treatedlike ballpark royalty with exclusive giveaways, activities, and amazing craft beer and wine samples from around the world. This year, the festival area has expanded by 50% to provide attendees with more space to walk around, hang out with their friends, and have fun! With over 100 craft beer and wine vendors, food vendors, and live musical entertainment, guests are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime. 

Ticket holders will also receive free parking, a voucher for two (2) tickets to a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, and get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get their picture taken in the Phillies dugout after walking the bases and warning track! This year, “The Yard” will also be open for attendees to take swings at the Phillies new whiffle ball park, and enjoy a variety of games throughout the entire concourse, such as giant bocci, fowling, cornhole, and even shoot some hot dogs from the Hatfield hot dog launcher. Four DJ’s, and two Acoustic Duo’s will also amp up the crowd, and keep the party going. Additionally, the Phillies vs. Cardinals will be airing LIVE on the giant 1,500” screen and dozens of screens throughout the ballpark to provide a true all star experience. The event runs from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and VIP ticket holders will have access to the Hall of Fame Club/VIP Area with one-hourearly entry at 2:00 p.m., and additional select beer & wine samples.  

The All-Star CraftBeer and Wine will benefit the Fraternal Order of Police and The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation uniting a sense of community in the Philadelphia region. The Foundation provides financial assistance to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy and are immensely grateful to be a part of the festival. 

“The Barkann Family Healing Healing Heart Foundation is thrilled to be named one of the benefitting charities of the 2018 All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest on Saturday, May 19th. The team at have been ardent supporters of The Barkann Foundation over the last (5) years through various events they have hosted throughout the Delaware Valley, which has raised more than $30,000 through fundraising events spanning that time period in support of The Foundation,” says Michael Barkann, Executive Director of the Barkann Family Healing Heart Foundation. ”Our Barkann Foundation team is honored and grateful to be a part of the 2nd Annual All Star Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Citizens Bank Park. Attendees can walk around Citizens Bank on May 19th knowing they made a significant difference in the lives of many local families through their support and generosity to The Barkann Healing Heart Foundation while having a great time with their friends at the Festival. Everybody Wins!”


Planning to take the festival across the nation, Dennis Gaudenzi, owner of is thrilled to host the annual festival in the City of Brotherly Love for its second year. He says “We are so excited to have this Festival at one of the best Ballparks in the Majors – the Home of the Phillies! It is certain to be a “can’t miss” event with entertainment and great craft beer and wine, both local and from around the world!”


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Delaware County has lost one of its biggest advocates.

Tore Fiore, the Executive Director of Destination Delco, the county’s tourism bureau, died Thursday, April 5 at the age of 67.

For the past 14 years, Fiore, a Media resident, worked tirelessly to extol the many virtues of Delaware County. During his tenure, he led a successful rebranding of the tourism bureau – originally called The Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau – as it transitioned from its base in Chadds Ford to its current home in the restored Rose Tree Tavern in Rose Tree Park.

Under Fiore’s leadership, Delaware County’s hotel occupancy routinely trailed only Philadelphia’s in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania. And many new hotels opened, from the Delaware Riverside to Central Delco and the Brandywine. In fact, a Fairfield Inn by Marriott will soon open in Broomall, as will a Holiday Inn & Suites at the Drexelbrook Catering & Special Event Center.

During his years at the bureau’s helm, Fiore also held many positions and was actively involved in many organizations that impacted the success of tourism throughout the region. He was:

  • Chairman of Philadelphia & The Countryside
  • A member of the Government Affairs Committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
  • A member of the Public Relations Committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
  • Managing Director for Track Pack PA
  • Executive Producer for Riverfront Ramble
  • Executive Producer for Walk for the Wounded & Warriors 5K Run
  • A member of the Executive Committee for Forever Independent

“Tore was at the top of his game as a marketing innovator and visionary,” said Marty Milligan, Destination Delco’s Vice President of Business Development. “I loved coming to work every day because he made it fun, and the results were always rewarding.”

Tore Fiore talks about tourism with local students.

“If you could design the perfect boss, Tore would be it,” said Barbara Lehman, Destination Delco’s Director of Communications. “He loved Delaware County, and he loved to laugh. He brought out the best in his team and greeted everyone he met with ‘What can I do for you?’

“He was both a man of action and ideas, always looking outside the box, as well as in it, over it, and under it. He saw each day as a fresh opportunity to further promote Delco’s attractions, hotels, and history.”

Born in 1951, Fiore was a graduate of Sharon Hill High School, and attended West Chester University, where he studied business and speech communications.

Fiore, who was a regular guest on Comcast Newsmakers, previously worked in radio, television, and event planning. In 2016, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored him with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fiore is survived by Corinne Kassab Fiore, his wife of 33 years. His viewing is Wednesday, April 11 from 6-9 PM, and his funeral is Thursday, April 12 at 9 AM. Both services will be held at Cavanagh Funeral Home in Media.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Operation First Response, 20037 Dove Hill Road, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Click here to watch a heartwarming tribute to Tore Fiore on Destination Delco’s Facebook page.