BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Morris Day and The Time will celebrate the grand opening of the new Hard Rock Cafe at the Mall of America.

The Minneapolis-born Day and his funk and dance-pop band known for “The Bird” will perform for the media and contest winners Wednesday night.

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The red-carpet ceremony also will include VIP guests and the Hard Rock’s guitar smash which opens every one of the company’s hotels, casinos and restaurants.

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The Hard Rock Cafe opened in the Bloomington mall late this summer.

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