Apr 4, 2022

Release - Freestyle Explosion returns to Tampa with Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, The Jets and more


TAMPA, FL – What a lineup! 12 of the biggest names in Freestyle music and ‘90s throwback's come together for one huge night of live music. This year’s stellar lineup includes The Queen of Freestyle, Lisa Lisa, The King of Freestyle, Stevie B, and ‘80s Pop Sensations The Jets, The Cover Girls and Brenda K Starr all coming to Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on Friday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Also on stage, fans will see Latin Freestyle Legends TKA K7, Lisette Melendez, Noel, LIL SUZY and Connie. In addition, the show features throwback icons The Sugar Hill Gang and JJ FAD all showcasing their biggest rhythmic dance hits during the FREESTYLE EXPLOSION THROWBACK JAM Concert. This lineup influenced the ‘80s and ‘90s with their pop, dance and club music, which remains widely popular and in rotation with today’s hits.

Singer, songwriter and producer Stevie B, who was influential in the Latin freestyle music scene of the late ‘80s, is best known for his No. 1 ballad “Because I Love You” as well as party jams “Spring Love” and “Party Your Body,” and other hits like “I Wanna Be The One” and “Dreaming of Love."

Lisa Lisa rose to fame with the certified Gold single “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” along with follow up hits such as “Can You Feel The Beat,” "Head To Toe,” “Lost In Emotion” and the smash ballad "All Cried Out."


All female American vocal group, The Cover Girls, achieved much of their success in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with national radio hits such as “Show Me,” “Because of You,” “We Can’t Go Wrong” and “Wishing On A Star.”


The Jets are a Tongan-American family band from Minneapolis comprised of brothers and sisters who perform pop, r&b and dance music. Their mega dance hits include “Crush On You” and “Rocket 2 U,” and ballads “Make it Real” and “You Got it All.”


Join the return of this amazing concert as the ‘80s and ‘90s music will bring back those lifelong memories! You will also hear live on stage these huge hit songs:

TKA K7 “Maria,” " Louder Than Love,” “Come Baby Come,” ”One Way Love,” “Scars of Love"

Lil Suzy “Take Me In Your Arms,” “Promise Me,” “Can’t Get You Out of My Mind"

Lisette Melendez ”Together Forever,” “A Day In My Life,” “Goody Goody"

Sugar Hill Gang ”Rappers Delight,” ”Apache,” “8the Wonder"

JJ FAD ”Supersonic,” “Lets Get Hyped" 

Brenda K Starr ”I Still Believe,” “Por Ese Hombre,” “Love Me Like The First Time"

Noel ”Silent Morning,” “Like A Child"

Connie ”Funky Little Beat,” “Rock Me"


TICKETS: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $79.50 and $150.00. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at ParkWhiz.com. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information. 


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