2014

Do You Believe in Magic?

NORTHFIELD, Ohio, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is bringing a little magic to its venue.  And comedy.  And acoustic acts entertainment, too.  It's all part of the exciting new Club Velvet, opening March 20.

The Club will partner with The Comedy Zone, one of the largest comedy club chains in the country, to book the best comedic talent in the nation, another step toward making Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park the heart of Northeast Ohio's premier gaming, entertainment and dining destinations.

"Hard Rock's reputation as an industry leader fits perfectly with The Comedy Zone's dedication to providing the best comedy experience in America," says Brian Heffron, President Heffron Talent International The Comedy Zone.  "We are proud to work with the Rocksino team to present the top comedians in the country to the area."

Jon Lucas, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park President, says "Comedy Zone at Club Velvet is comedy done right.  Any seat is a best seat to laugh the night away.  It's an upscale, intimate environment, allowing the audience to see acts in a comfortable, up-close, personal setting."

Club Velvet showcases sparkling crystal chandeliers in front of ceiling-to-floor, red velvet drapes that frame the performance stage.  The room also features state-of-the-art sound and audio visual enhancements, including two 10-foot retractable viewing screens on each side of the stage.  Cocktail tables and chairs and love seats allow for an intimate setting, while indulging in Club Velvet's own American fare menu.  Open nightly, Thursday through Sunday, Club Velvet can accommodate 310 guests.

And that's not all.  Club Velvet boasts a 22-seat bar with 12 bar-top video lottery terminals.  The bar opens onto the Rocksino's main gaming floor where the fun never stops.  Flat screens above the bar make it an ideal place for sports viewing.

"We're geared up for more than comedy," Lucas says.  "Club Velvet is a versatile room.  It will host unique events, including a Kentucky Derby night and illusion acts.  Private parties will round out the entertainment."

No matter what the occasion, Lucas says guests can expect world-class, rockin' service.  "It's what we stand for in everything we do – whether it's gaming, dining, or entertaining," he says.  "It's, well, magical."

Editor's Note:  Upcoming Club Velvet Acts Attached. 

          * CLUB VELVET

DATE

HEADLINIER

FEATURE

March  20 - 23

DS (Darren Sanders)

Chris Killian

March 27 - 30

Keith Alberstadt

Keith McGill

April 3 - 6

Derek Richards

Ryan Van Genderen

April 10 - 13

Patti Vasquez

Kenny Smith

April 17 - 19

Jeff Garlin


April 24 - 27

Colin Moultin

Shawn Banks

May 8 - 11

Dale Jones

Jodi White

May 15 - 18

Tom Simmons

Kevin Lee

June 5 - 8

Pete George


June 12 - 15

Mike Armstrong

Josh Phillips

June 19 - 22

Pat Godwin


June 26 - 29

Russ Nagle


* Tickets available at Hard Rock Rocksino box office daily, 1pm-9pm and all Ticketmaster locations.

About Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is the premier entertainment and gaming destination in Northeast Ohio, located on the Northfield Park harness racing grounds, which offers more than 200 live harness races each year. True to Cleveland's musical history as a birthplace of rock 'n' roll, the Rocksino offers the legendary vibe of the Hard Rock brand, including more than 2,200 gaming devices offered both inside and outside, varied dining options and unparalleled live music events. The Hard Rock Live music venue, the fifth of its kind, hosts sell-out crowds of up to 2,600 guests for live entertainment by renowned musicians, in addition to hosting guests for a variety of functions and banquets. Hard Rock fans enjoy phenomenal dining at the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe; Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill, football legend Bernie Kosar's finest steakhouse; Fresh Harvest, an endless buffet with seven action stations; and Constant Grind, a bistro with sandwiches, sweets and more. In addition, the Rocksino offers a Rock Shop with famed Hard Rock merchandise to take home memories of the Rocksino experience, as well as a 310-seat live venue, Club Velvet, featuring comedians and illusion acts that is also readily available for private parties and events. As a focal point for the Center Bar leading into Hard Rock Cafe, Van Halen's red hot motorcycle makes "everybody want some" as one of many "arena rock" pieces from Hard Rock's unmatched, priceless memorabilia collection at the Rocksino. For more information about Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, please visit www.hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com.

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