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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Proudly Supports Chicago’s Pride In The Park Once Again

CHICAGO – Pride in the Park Chicago, one of the largest LGBTQ outdoor music festivals in the nation, with much-anticipated performances by The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Shea Couleé, Monet X Change, Daya, and more – announces that the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is proudly sponsoring Pride in the Park once again on June 25th and 26th.

Welcoming over 30,000 festival-goers last year alone, incredible sponsors like Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana proudly show how they are supporting queer lives at every level.

The partnership between Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana and Pride in the Park Chicago is a natural pairing. The original Hard Rock started 51 years ago, featuring music and memorabilia from rock’s greatest artists. Pride in the Park Chicago features a lineup of 30 of the best queer and ally artists. Pride in the Park Chicago and Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana are immersive music experiences for visitors. ​ -Spokesperson for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana understands the importance of community through love, music, and community. The commitment to LGBTQ events and queer culture is paramount to ensure members of the community are supported, seen, heard, and loved. Additionally, they will be hosting RuPaul’s Werq the World Tour on August 12.

We feel the love and continuous support from the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana family. Many people state they are supporters and allies of the community – of our culture and expressions of art, music, and more. They proudly state they are for us and by our side with financial support to ensure our artists and staff are equitably paid and given the opportunities they have earned. We thank them for this once again. ​ ​ -Dusty Carpenter, Pride in the Park Chicago Lead Organizer

About Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana’s $300 Million casino and entertainment destination opened to the public on May 14, 2021. ​ Hard Rock’s premier 200,000-square foot entertainment complex features over 1600 slots and 80 table games totaling more than 2,100 gaming positions. In addition to the new Hard Rock Live performance venue, Hard Rock Casino’s five dining options include Hard Rock Café, Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Fresh Harvest, and Constant Grind Coffee Shop and also features a retail shop. ​ For more information, contact Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is located at 5400 West 29th Ave. in Gary, IN, directly adjacent to the I80/94 Burr Street Interchange. ​ For more information, call 219-228-2383 or visit

About Hard Rock Live

The new Hard Rock Live performance venue is outfitted with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The sound equipment features an L-Acoustics K2 line array system with KS28 subwoofers and KIVA-II front fill. Hard Rock Live has excellent sightlines. Hard Rock Live can seat up to 1,894 with an overall capacity of 2,207 including standing room only.

About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI)  is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 253 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook, and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity, a Top Employer for Women, and the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. Hard Rock was designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named the top-performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year in 2021. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or

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