Stevie Salas, Musical Prodigy, Technology Pioneer and American Idol Director, to Make Guest Appearance at HITEC 2015 Opening Party

  • HITEC®
  • 05.28.15
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today that the HITEC 2015 opening party at ACL Live at The Moody Theater will host Stevie Salas, considered by Guitar Player Magazine to be one of the 50 greatest guitarists of all time.

Salas, guitarist for Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Justin Timberlake, is the author of the bestselling book, “When We Were the Boys: Coming of Age on Rod Stewart’s Out of Order Tour.” Salas, recognizing the power of technology, also created one of the earliest apps: RockStar Solos. The program is still popular and available for download, with downloads in the six figures. Salas will be available to greet attendees and sign his book at the opening party for HITEC, which will be held on June 15 from 6:30–9:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas.

“With a guest like Stevie Salas, HITEC 2015 is embracing Austin’s world famous music scene and its technological elements,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP CEO.  “We are both honored and lucky to have him at our opening party.”

Salas, has sold more than two million solo albums and has recorded on more than 70 major label recordings worldwide. He has served as a guitarist, producer and music director for acts such as Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Was, Daughtry, Adam Lambert and George Clinton, to name a few and has composed many television and film scores including “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” From 2006 through 2010 Salas was a consultant and musical director for the FOX Network program “American Idol.” At the age of 23, he signed the largest deal ever for a new artist with Island Records and his second solo album, “Back from the Living,” was voted Album of the Year in Japan, beating both Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones.

HITEC is one of the world’s largest hospitality technology shows. HITEC 2015 brings some of the brightest minds and hottest technologies to the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on June 15-18, 2015.




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