2013 BaconFest Florida

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is Calling All Bacon Lovers for its 2013 BaconFest Florida on Feb. 23

Featuring Performances by The Bacon Brothers and
Comedic Entertainers The Dan Band

COCONUT CREEK, Fla.,– Making its debut in the Sunshine State, the 2013 BaconFest Florida, hosted by Chef Todd Fischer from Discovery’s Destination America network show, ‘United States of Bacon,’ will take place at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6 p.m. This event will feature performances by The Bacon Brothers and The Dan Band with frontman Dan Finnerty, who is most recognized as the wedding singer from Old School. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. BaconFest has become a highly popular event held annually in cities such as Chicago, New York, and Kansas City.

This outdoor concert will be a bacon-lover’s paradise, filled with free food sampling from a variety of vendors offering a bacon-inspired twist on fare from 20 South Florida restaurants. BaconFest will also feature a chef throw down competition with celebrity judges for the best bacon recipes in two categories – ‘Sweet’ and ‘Savory’, as well as a number of fun bacon-related activities. Festival-goers will also enjoy carnival games and a ‘Hog’ bike show. Tickets include all the delicious indulgences you can eat, with drinks available for purchase. Fans can follow all the updates on Twitter via #BaconFestFL.

The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is opening the event to restaurants/catering companies to participate in this event, with something ‘savory’ or ‘sweet’ made with bacon. Participants will be provided with bacon with which to create their BaconFest fare. For information on how to participate, email info@thebuzzagency.net.

Fittingly, Kevin and Michael Bacon, known as The Bacon Brothers, will headline the evening and perform some of their greatest hits. Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers from Philadelphia born nine years apart. Now, The Bacon Brothers have celebrated over 17 years as a band and released six albums laden with their trademark gritty rock and a touch of Philly soul.

Their most recent album, New Year’s Day, kicks off with its title track that draws upon Kevin’s experiences but is not directly about him. The infectious second track “Go My Way,” with its laid back, shuffling soulful groove, was also written from a character’s perspective. Having played with the same crew of musicians for all of the band’s existence, the brothers agree that the band is just as much a part of the whole endeavor as the two frontmen. In fact, each member of the band produced a couple tracks each for New Year’s Day.

The Dan Band, a comedy band from Los Angeles created by actor and comedian Dan Finnerty, will also be on hand to entertain the crowd. Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” as well as his other appearances in Todd Phillips’ movies Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover.

What started as a joke for Finnerty singing “I Am Woman” at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into The Dan Band – a cult hit that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. Their TV concert special “The Dan Band: I Am Woman” was executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and the group has appeared on numerous television shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Tonight Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and many more.

The Dan Band plays to sold out crowds across the country and has released two albums, The Dan Band Live followed by Ho – A Dan Band X-Mas, and is currently working on a third with Comedy Central Records titled The Wedding Album.

BaconFest Florida is strictly for guests age 21 and over. Tickets start at $25* and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Baconfest-Florida-tickets/artist/1813999. *Additional fees may apply.

About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
The all-new Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is South Florida’s hottest place to play. With its recent $150 million expansion, the entertainment destination now features 65 table games of live Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride and Spanish 21 plus a High-Limit area and lounge on a 100,000-square-foot casino floor. The new second floor non-smoking Stax Poker Lounge offers high stakes no-limit action including Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi Lo tournaments. More than 2,300 Las Vegas-style slots include Wide-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Three new restaurants – the upscale NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli – join the award winning Fresh Harvest, Nectar Lounge and Sunset Grill. Taking total guest enjoyment to a new level is The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat concert venue, and the revolutionary Player’s Club showcasing an innovative and immersive experience eliminating wait times. An environmentally friendly garage with solar energy and green art technology offers 2,400 covered parking spaces. An adjacent transportation hub is outfitted with valet service and a bus lounge for ultimate comfort and guest convenience. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954-977-6700, visit us online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or www.facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo.