Last night Hard Rock Hotel hosted rocker Bret Michaels concert as part of their annual ‘Pinktober’ event. Each year Hard Rock and Lowes Hotels sponsor this charity even to raise awareness for preventative care and research for breast cancer. Guests lined up for the sold out event hours before the ‘Velvet Sessions’ event began. Once inside they were greeted with complimentary champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Fans flocked around the official Bret Michaels merchandise table grabbing items such as T-shirts and bandanas.
The event also included fun and informative tables with breast cancer information, and simulated breast exams to win a prize. Also onsite was a trunk show and a silent auction which included a huge gift bag, and dozens of 2 night stays at various Lowes Hotel properties across the globe. For the pre-show portion of the night an entertaining emcee hosted a mini fashion show of various items available for purchase in the trunk show. To show their determination to raise funds the emcee encouraged one of the male models to take off his shirt. Afterwards he auctioned a kiss from a hunky model to a lucky audience member for a $500 bid.
Finally the man they’d all been waiting for ‘Poison’ front-man Bret Michaels hit the stage. Fans screamed and cheered for the bandana clad rocker as he sang some of his biggest hits including “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”. Bret talked about his last album “Jammin with Friends” which featured collaborations with members of legendary bands such as southern rock band Lynyard Skynyrd, and Kiss. Bret gave the fans what they came for with his high energy performance. He also took a moment during band members solos to warmly greet a family with a developementally challenged child who remained in the wings during the entire show.
The entire evening was a big sucess for music fans and raising awareness for breast cancer. For more information on Bret Michaels you can visit his website (see below) and for more information about Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions please visit their website at Velvet Sessions.
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