Metromix, Hard Rock Café ready to celebrate
1:23 AM, Jun. 9, 2011
Metromix Detroit and the Hard Rock Café Detroit have teamed up to celebrate anniversaries Friday at the Hard Rock.
Guests can expect live tunes from Luther (Badman) Keith, free appetizers, drink specials, silent auctions, tasty treats from Just Baked and Swirlberry, performances from the Detroit Flyhouse and a 40-guitar birthday smash. DJs Captn20 and Whip will spin all night in the Hard Rock atrium.
It’s all part of the fun as Hard Rock celebrates its 40th national birthday and Metromix Detroit celebrates its third.
Detroit Free Press partner Web site Metromix Detroit ( detroit.metromix.com) covers the best in Motor City nightlife, including bars, clubs, restaurants and more.
The Hard Rock Café Detroit, which opened in November 2003, in May began holding charity anniversary events to celebrate the international chain’s 40th anniversary. The events included the Detroit School of Rock and Pop, a collection of shows with local music; “Covenant Idol,” a singing competition to win a chance to perform at the Stars & Stripes Festival in Mt. Clemens, and a concert featuring hip-hop artist Hush. The events raised money for the Detroit Dog Rescue, Covenant House, Greening of Detroit and the Tigers Foundation.
“We consider ourselves to be part of the metro Detroit community,” said Mary Courie, the Detroit Hard Rock sales and marketing manager. “There are so many people who support us that it just makes sense for us to partner with local charities to give back to make a positive impact.”
Ticket proceeds from the anniversary party will be split among the four charities. Advance tickets are available at http://tinyurl.com/happybirthdaytous . There is free parking in the structure on Farmer Street.
7 p.m. Friday at Hard Rock, 45 Monroe, Detroit. 313-964-7625. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.