July 2012

Hard Rock Cafe Opens with Guitar from Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson


This customized Gibson Les Paul guitar was used on tour by Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson The Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds opens up Wednesday.

It is the first Hard Rock in west Michigan and just the second in Michigan after one opened in Detroit in 2003. The new restaurant is located in the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, and officials with the Pokagon Tribe tell WSJM it is slightly larger than the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago.

Among the memorabilia on the walls are guitars from Michigan rockers Bob Seger and Kid Rock, Rockford, Illinois-based Cheap Trick and a glass case of things from the late Johnny Cash. The outfit worn by Elton John on the cover of his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album is one of the first things people will see as they enter the restaurant.


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