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Smokey Robinson Coming to New Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa

Smokey Robinson will be bringing his many Motown hits to the new Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa.

Legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson will perform in the new 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Thursday, October 10, at 8 p.m.

Tickets starting at $80 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster and at The Rock Shop. The show is for those 21 and older.

Robinson initially rose to fame with his group The Miracles. He met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers and Gordy was impressed with Robinson’s vocals and ambitious songwriting talents. With Gordy’s help, the group released “Got a Job,” which marked the beginning of a successful collaboration and the start of Motown Records.

In 1960, The Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million-selling hit, “Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 Top 40 hits with The Miracles including several Top 10 hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” and the group’s only number one pop hit – “The Tears Of A Clown.” Other notable hits included “Ooo Baby Baby,” and “The Tracks Of My Tears.”

As one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown over the years, Robinson also penned several hit singles for other artists – “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You DoThe Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

Robinson’s best-known solo hit is “Cruisin’,” which hit number one in Cash Box and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Detroit native has been Inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a second star with the Miracles. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The casino features more than 4,000 of the hottest slot machines, 138 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables.

Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four-Diamond rated and the property proudly offers seven award-winning restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill. Renovations and expansions set to debut in the fall of 2019 include a new hotel tower with over 500 rooms, three ultra-lavish pools and expansive gaming space. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa.

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