Wow! An entire year has flown by since Hard Rock Hotel & Casino officially opened their doors in Atlantic City. As they celebrate their first birthday, we look back on some moments that rocked the world famous boardwalk.

Speaking of boardwalk, Hard Rock celebrated their big day in a BIG way - with a parade down the boardwalk! Check out some photos from the event below.


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    Visiting Hard Rock Archives

    About a month before Hard Rock's grand opening, Heather DeLuca was flown to Orlando, Florida to preview some of the music memorabilia that would eventually call Atlantic City home.

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    Inaugural Concerts

    The opening weekend of Hard Rock Atlantic City welcomed packed audiences for Pitbull and Carrie Underwood!

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    Kourtney Kardashian Appearance

    Last July, Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Koutney Kardashian hit Hard Rock Atlantic City for the grand opening of Sugar Factory.

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    Howie Mandel Opening His Own Comedy Club

    SoJO spent last Fourth of July watching legendary comedian and television star Howie Mandel take the stage at the comedy club he put his name on.

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    Maroon 5 Show

    Adam Levine and the guys from Maroon 5 played to one of their most intimate audiences in the last 5 years last July 15th at Mark Etess Arena.

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    The Return of Christina Aguilera

    After more than 10 years off the road, Christina Aguilera brought her comeback tour Liberation to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino last September.

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    The New Hard Rock Cafe

    The only holdover from the former Trump Taj Mahal, under Hard Rock International Hard Rock Cafe was expanded in Atlantic City. It's now more centrally located and much larger, featuring two dining areas, one of which opens up to the Atlantic City boardwalk.

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    Janet Jackson

    Just before Janet Jackson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, she brought her catalog of hits to Etess Arena in Atlantic City.