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Live Music in Daytona Beach

The Party Never Stops at Hard Rock

At Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach, there’s always something going on. From concerts to music events and local bands trying to make it big, you can find new events here each week. Book your stay at Hard Rock to see your favorite performer, or come to check out something new.  Please note all entertainment schedules and/or locations may be subject to change based on weather or business needs.  Please check daily for updated schedules.

Live Music on our Sessions Restaurant Terrace. Please see the calendar of events for schedule. 

Live music on our 3rd Floor Oceanfront Wave Terrace - Friday & Saturday - 8pm - 11:00pm (weather permitting)

Smooth Groove - 1st Fridays w/ the Love Band - Wave Terrace - 8pm - 12am


Subject 2 Change Band

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Subject 2 Change Band

Friday, January 17, 2020 January 17, 2020 Hard Rock Cafe International

Darlene Knight and The Subject 2 Change Band


Lead Vocals/percussion – Darlene Knight Lead Guitar/vocals – Mark Chiriboga

Bass Guitar/vocals – Mike Durant Drums/percussion/vocals – Jeff Dorber

Darlene Knight and The Subject 2 Change Band plays a mix of Country, Rock & blues as well as their own original music. They have taken the area by storm with the powerhouse vocals of Darlene Knight and the expert level of the musicians who back her up. They have been performing all over Florida and the east coast and have caught the eye of the Hard Rock Hotel and will be an act at the Hard Rock in January 2020.

Darlene Knight – Lead Vocals

Darlene Knight has been compared to powerhouse singers such as Pat Benetar, Carrie Underwood, Heart and so many more. She is a crowd pleaser and turns heads every time she sings! She started her career in Boston, traveled to California where she traveled and performed in an all-girl original rock band called Crazy Jayne. She has since moved to Florida and continues bringing crowds wherever she performs. She has won many talent shows in her career and also was called to audition with the Voice and America’s Got Talent a few years back. She was a contest winner for Straight away to Stardom and performed the National Anthem at several Daytona Speedway events. She has gotten back to the music that fills her heart as well as spending more time writing original music. She started the Subject 2 Change Band in 2018 and they have grown quite a following in a very short time.

Mark Chiriboga – Lead Guitar

Chiriboga grew up playing guitar. He has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry including television performances with musical acts in Miami and Charleston, SC and as a Principle Actor in feature films such as his role as Terry the Hippie in Caddyshack. Mark has been awarded "Best Guitarist of the year", "Best Multi-instrumentalist of the Year" and other awards in competitions such as the SSA. His guitar skills are worth seeing and he is a pleasure to listen to. Multiple sites such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and others include solo CD's written and performed by Mark Chiriboga. Mark has enjoyed multiple genres of music, but he is happy to be back to his roots tastefully blending the classic guitar tones of rock and country with Darlene Knight and Subject 2 Change

Jeff “JD” Dorber – Drum/percussion

Originally from South Florida, “JD”s background includes just about every musical genre that comes to mind. Cutting his teeth in the Ft. Lauderdale Area Music Scene, “JD” has spent decades playing live and recording Top 40, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Heavy Metal, Country, Trop-Rock

and everything else in between. With solid rhythms and polished vocals “JD” is the backbone that rounds out this musical foursome.

Mike Durant – Bass Guitar

Mike comes from a musical family. He was a Florida All State Trumpet player in junior high. He began playing bass at age 15 and has played ever since. Mike has played in numerous top 40/ country and classic rock bands up and down the Florida East Coast since 1980. These days he plays bass with Daytona’s best, Darlene Knight and the Subject2Change Band