Styx, Samantha Ronson, The Situation headline Tampa's Hard Rock Cafe grand opening

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Last week, we reported that celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson was set to headline the grand opening of Tampa's new Hard Rock Cafe. Today we learned more about the grand opening party on Jan. 12 -- and while we think we can safely assume Lindsay Lohan won't be on the guest list, the party is shaping up to be ... unique.

Styx will headline a VIP-only concert at 9 p.m., before the public party gets going. There will also be a red carpet outside the club; among those set to walk it are Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from Jersey Shore, Kelly Bensimon from The Real Housewives of New York City, and Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt from The Hills.

Styx, Samantha Ronson, The Situation and Kelly Bensimon walk into a bar ...

The randomness of the guest list notwithstanding, we do recognize and acknowledge that this will be a pretty wild party. The pre-party with Styx starts at 9 p.m., with a red carpet starting at 10:30 p.m. There are no advance tickets, so show up early if you want to get in -- tickets are $25 at the door, with ladies drinking free from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For what it's worth, when we saw Sam Ronson perform at ESPN's Super Bowl XLIII party in Tampa, she pretty much brought the rock. She may be a tabloid sensation who will always take a musical back seat to her brother, but you might just be surprised by her skillz.

For details, click here or call (813) 627-7625.

[Last modified: Monday, January 3, 2011 5:42pm]

    

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