After driving by the iconic Guitar Hotel a billion times, you’re ready to finally experience its indoor amphitheatre, Hard Rock Live Miami. You’ve got your tickets in hand…
But you just can’t seem to find out how to get to the floor of General Admissions. It’s beginning to look like you’re going to end up way in the back, forced to watch the show through dozens of cell phone screens as everyone takes pictures and records video.
Have no fear. We promise you’re not going to be subjected to phone screen purgatory!
Below, we’ll give you directions to the pit, as well as let you know what to expect before the show. We’ve even got a few pointers to help you avoid exit traffic once you’re ready to head home, ears still ringing from the show.
Ready to rock? Keep reading.
What to Expect Before the Seminole Hard Rock Live Show
Everyone knows the phrase “the early bird gets the worm” and it certainly applies when it comes to getting in place for your show at Hard Rock Live.
The line for General Admission starts forming two hours before the show starts. Doors open an hour before the show, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery while you wait.
But don’t worry. That doesn’t mean you need to stand in a line that entire time.
Hard Rock Cafe is right next to the line-up area. Feel free to grab a drink and a meal and do some people-watching before the show.
Keep in mind that event security is very sensitive about milling around in the area where people are waiting in line to go through security. As such, it’s best to be sure you’re ready to stand in line and head to General Admissions if you’re in the area. Otherwise, they’ll likely ask you to disperse around the casino.
Once you’re ready to head into the show, you’ll wait in the security line which eventually feeds through metal detectors. Before entering General Admission, staff will come through the crowd, scan tickets, and hand out wristbands.
This helps expedite crowd flow and makes for an easier time heading through security once staff start admitting fans.
Not too shabby.
How to Get to General Admission Seating at Hard Rock Live
Wear comfortable shoes to your show, as you’ll need to do a bit of walking to get to General Admission. If you’re trying to get front and center-stage, Hard Rock Live Hollywood General Admission is on the farthest side from your entry.
Once you enter through security, head to the far end of the venue. You’ll come to a hallway, at which point you head through and, voila, you’ve reached the GA standing area AKA The Pit.
Enjoy the music (and the fact that you can see the show largely unimpeded!).
Where to Park for Hard Rock Live Hollywood
Ah, parking, everyone’s favorite thing to think about when you’re getting ready to see your favorite band.
We kid, but that doesn’t change the fact that it pays to do a little bit of planning to ensure easy access to your Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, Florida) show.
Lucky Street and Winners Way are the two main parking garages.
But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: if you park at the Winners Way parking garage, you’re going to be, well, a winner.
That’s because the Winners Way Garage is hands down the best way to exit the show. Whether you park on the ninth level or the first, you’ll likely be able to exit with little to no delay in this garage. For whatever reason, this garage seems to be less crowded with concert-goers than Lucky Street.
Plus, it’s super close to Hard Rock Live. Simply cross the walk bridge and head to the first floor. Hard Rock Live is just a short walk directly across the casino floor.
The New Iconic Hard Rock Guitar Hotel
We’ve given you loads of information about how to get to your Hard Rock Live Show, including parking and finding your way to the General Admission floor. Now, how about a little context about the building and venue as a whole?
The Hard Rock Live amphitheatre is part of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Its address is listed below:
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
But you may not even need it. The Guitar Hotel is easy to spot from miles away due to its iconic architecture: a 450-foot tall Guitar, largely made of glass windows. These windows reflect the sky, giving the building an ethereal look reminiscent of a Stairway to Heaven (sorry, we couldn’t resist).
The Hard Rock Hollywood New Guitar Hotel has 638 upscale guest rooms and pricing starts around $350/night. During your visit, you can enjoy an outdoor, lagoon-style pool and its nearby cabanas. When you get hungry, check out one of the hotel’s six restaurants. Then, cap your meal with a visit to a bar (there are nine to choose from!).
Visitors can also enjoy the Hard Rock Seminole Casino (close to Ft. Lauderdale) during their stay. The casino has over 3,000 slot machines, as well as numerous table games and an entire room dedicated to poker.
And of course, you’ll have to get your jam on at some point during your stay at the music-themed hotel. Whether that means going to a show at the Hard Rock Live amphitheater or renting a guitar to play for yourself, you have plenty of options.
In the past, the Hard Rock Live amphitheatre has held shows for Metallica, The Who, Billy Joel, Prince, and The Killers, among many others.
With the tips we’ve provided above, you’re all set for your visit to the Guitar Hotel and Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Whether that means getting front-and-center on the General Admissions floor and then slipping out by way of the Winners Way Garage, or staying the night and enjoying the Guitar Hotel’s other amenities, you’re sure to have a rockin’ good time.