Hard Rock Café Turns 40 June 14!
June 14, 1971 two peace loving hippies opened the doors to the very first Hard Rock in London. And so, 40 years later, it’s time for a party!
There will be Happy Hour all day long so raise a glass and toast Hard Rock’s 40th b-day, starting at 11:00am! To honor first responders (police, medics, fire fighters) we will serve $0.71 burgers to first responders in uniform and/or with valid ID.
There will be cake and prizes all day long. Come in 70’s attire and be entered to win a special Hard Rock gift package.
At 6pm there will be a free concert with a suggested donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Featuring Seattle’s own Bsides playing hits from the 70’s.
B Sides’ repretoire ranges from vocal pop (Beatles, Badfinger) to guitar rock (Montrose, ZZ Top). The trio have an energetic and entertaining show that keeps the audience on their feet, and the party going.
Kevin Hammond (vocals, drums) hails from Montana, but now calls the Seattle-area home. He has toured with the accomplished hard rock band Kidd Wikkid and worked with other local bands such as Nicholas Russell, Ivan and Hairmageddon. When he’s not rocking the stage, he’s rockin’ the mic on KZOK (traffic, on-air personality). One night, he stood in line for a movie behind Paul Stanley, and when the Kiss frontman wasn’t looking, snuck some popcorn.
Nick Denke (vocals and bass) is a singer and music composer (Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders broadcast music themes) and sings jingles like The Seattle Boat Show. He once played fetch with Lou Gramm’s (Foreigner) dog.
Donny Evola (guitar and vocals) has performed with such artists such as Foghat, Roger Fisher (Heart), and Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam). He also once ate a delicious tangerine
salad with David Bowie.
Seattle’s Hard Rock Café is located at:
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101