From Boardwalk to Hard Rock

When you have a concert hall and a casino on the same property, sometimes a promotion will cover both. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood is doing just that this weekend, with its $350,000 Boardwalk Live Weekend, which coincides with Frankie Valli’s concerts at Hard Rock Live.

So with the ultimate Jersey boy hitting the stage, the Hard Rock is attempting to re-create the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore. The Hard Rock will temporarily rename Paradise Live, its smaller theater, “The Stone Pony,” in homage to the Asbury Park bar that gave Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes their start and went on to feature Bruce Springsteen. The B Street Band, a Springsteen tribute act, and the Bebe Buell Band, featuring the mother of Liv Tyler and ex of Steven Tyler, will perform there 10 p.m. Friday. The Bebe Buell Band will return 10 p.m. Saturday.

Admission for all shows at the Stone Pony is $10 for the general public. It’s free for those who show their Seminole Player’s Club Card at the door.

More free stuff that says, “Jersey”: Throughout the weekend, Planter’s Mr. Peanut will stroll the shops, and retro beauty queens will pose alongside classic automobiles.

The gambling part of the weekend involves a promotion called the $50,000 Beach House Getaway on the Shore in Brigantine. Players will get one entry for swiping their cards today through Sunday. They’ll receive an additional entry for each 200 slot points earned, and table games players will earn one entry for every $800 wagered.

Then, at 4 p.m. Sunday, three players will be selected to win $30,000, $15,000 or $5,000 cash. The Hard Rock encourages winners to use (at least some of) the cash for a trip, but, in reality, it’s money with no strings attached.

Valli will perform 8 tonight and Saturday. Tickets cost $44-$74. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

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