The 40th anniversary of Hard Rock Cafe

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Hard Rock all around the world. It started in London in 1971.

Hard Rock Beirut celebrated the anniversary this year by organizing an Intervarsity band competition that started June 16th and ended July 28th 2011, between different bands from different universities.

Each band was evaluated by the people present according to:

1-      Sound quality and distribution

2-      Vocals

3-      Interaction with people

4-      Band members instrumental performance

The final was between two bands from American University of Beirut _ Affinity vs Happy Hour, where the latter took the first place and won prizes from Hard Rock, Grand Cinemas and The Talkies.  As for the second place winner _ Affinity won prizes from Instruments Garage.

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 172 venues in 51 countries, including 135 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. 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. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana.  Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced including Panama Megapolis, scheduled to open in 2011; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013.  Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit



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