Iconic ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s Music Legends Unite for BOOMBOX! A Vegas Residency on Shuffle at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 and Sept. 28 – Oct. 2
Concert Launch Marks Only Hip-Hop Show Residency in Las Vegas and Features CeeLo Green, Tone Lōc, Kid ‘N Play, J.J. Fad, Thea Austin of SNAP! and DJ Eric B.; Tickets Starting at Just $29 On Sale Now
LAS VEGAS – Music fans can delight over a high-energy line-up of legendary ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s hip-hop artists with the debut of “BOOMBOX!” A Vegas Residency on Shuffle inside the iconic International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The exclusive limited-run concert party series will be the only hip-hop residency production show in Las Vegas and features live performances from renowned music stars including CeeLo Green, Tone Lōc, Kid ‘N Play, J.J. Fad, and Thea Austin of SNAP starting at 8 p.m. from Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Sunday, Sept. 4, and from Wednesday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 2.
In addition to high-energy performances of their own multi-generational hits, the artists will alternate back-and-forth and collaborate on the concert stage together, accompanied by legendary DJ Eric B. and drummer, nostalgic videos, dancers, and much more.
Partygoers can enjoy dance party hits from the past few decades without breaking the bank with tickets ranging in price from $29 to $109, available for purchase now at ticketmaster.com.
VIP packages are also available including the “Block Party Pit” experience which includes on-stage premium seating, artist meet-and-greets, exclusive merchandise, a commemorative laminate, early entry and more, available for purchase for $250.
ABOUT CEELO GREEN
As an entertainer and businessman with many layers, CeeLo Green cannot be summed up in just one title. He is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer, television personality, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture and fashion icon. In 2011, CeeLo received five GRAMMY nominations for his worldwide hit “Forget You” (aka “F—k You”), winning the category for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance.” The single is certified Gold in the United States and Denmark and achieved platinum status in Canada, New Zealand and the UK, and multi-platinum status in Australia. Originally from Atlanta, CeeLo Green first came onto the music scene as a member of the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob along with Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo. He then reinvented himself and formed Gnarls Barkley with deejay-producer Danger Mouse to release the 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy.” The song reached #1 on various singles charts worldwide, and in the U.S., “Crazy” reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to his success as a recording artist, CeeLo Green completed four seasons as a coach on NBC’s hit show “The Voice” alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. With a strong passion and natural talent for acting, CeeLo has big plans to further his career as an actor and film/TV producer. As a result, he has developed his own production company Emerald Productions in partnership with Primary Wave Music, the management company CeeLo signed with in 2010. He was appointed Chief Creative Officer of Primary Wave Music, one of the largest independent music marketing, talent management, and music publishing companies in the U.S.
ABOUT TONE LōC
Grammy-award winning rapper, Tone Lōc, skyrocketed to fame with his legendary pop music hit, “Wild Thing,” which quickly hit multi-platinum with its premier in late 1989. The award-winning artist’s debut album, “Loc-ed After Dark,” became the second rap release ever to hit the number one spot on Billboard’s pop-album charts, an iconic feat. A multi-faceted entertainer, Tone Lōc, has appeared in countless hit movies including “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Heat,” “Poetic Justice,” “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” and more, earning credits for roles that avoid the typecasting that most rappers and singers fight against. Tone Lōc continues to tour and perform at festivals, corporate events, clubs and colleges and has shared the stage with notable artists including Britney Spears, N’Sync, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, Sugar Hill Gang and more.
ABOUT KID ‘N PLAY
Christopher “Kid” Reid, originally from the Bronx, and Christopher “Play” Martin, from
Queens, New York, met in the 1980’s. The pair recorded three albums together between 1988 and 1991, all focused on fun lyrics backed by hot friendly instrumental tracks: ”2 Hype” (1988), ”Funhouse” (1990) and ”Face the Nation (1991). Among the group’s most successful singles were 1989’s “Rollin’ with Kid ‘N Play” which reached #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard R&B singles chart, 1990’s “Funhouse” which reached #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks Billboard rap singles chart, and another #1 rap hit, “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody.” The group’s stage show highlighted their teen-friendly personalities, and dances such as their famous trademark Kid ’N Play Kick Step. Kid’s visual trademark was his high-top fade haircut, which stood ten inches high at its peak, while Martin with the low top fade regularly wore unique custom-made jackets. In addition to their music, Kid ‘N Play starred together in four feature films, three of which are part of New Line Cinema’s “House Party” series, as well as Warner Brothers’ hit feature, “Class Act.” Their music and trademark dance moves have been featured in commercials for State Farm and RadioShack, and the Kid ‘N Play Kick Step has been performed by Jay-Z, Fabolos and Chris Brown, Meek Mills, Beyonce, and Jimmy Fallon with Will Smith and Brad Pitt on The Tonight Show.
ABOUT J.J. FAD
J.J. Fad – comprised of MC JB (Juana Sperling), Baby D (Dania Birks) and Sassy C (Michelle Franklin) – released their self-titled debut in 1988 on Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records along with ATCO and Atlantic Records. The platinum album included the hits “Supersonic,” “Way Out” and “Is It Love.” In 1991, the group released their sophomore album, “Not Just A Fad,” that included the singles “We In The House” and “Be Good Ta Me.” In 1989, J.J. Fad, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Salt-N-Pepa, Kool Moe Dee, and LL Cool J made history as the first artists to be nominated for the Best Rap Performance GRAMMY, an honor that went to Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. J.J. Fad was also part of the West Coast Rap All Stars that recorded the 1990 anti-violence song “We’re All In The Same Gang.” The group also included Tone Loc, Ice T, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and Eazy-E, Young MC, MC Hammer and Digital Underground, among others.
Their most popular song, “Supersonic,” was Dr. Dre’s first certified gold record by the RIAA and has been making a resurgence, having recently been used in multiple television shows such as “Suburgatory,” OWN TV’s hit show “Cherish the Day” “DC Legends,” and “Utopia,” as well as a Nissan Altima commercial.
German electronic dance music group SNAP! had a huge international smash in 1990 with “The Power,” one of the world’s most played dance-tracks. Their 1990 debut album “World Power” has sold more than seven million copies and is one of the most successful dance albums ever. In the early 1990s, Thea Austin joined SNAP!, writing or co-writing all of the songs on their second album, “The Madman’s Return,” including “Rhythm Is A Dancer.” The hit was the best-selling single of 1992 in both Germany and the UK, occupying the #1 slot in Germany for over ten weeks and listing in the US Billboard Charts for a consecutive 39 weeks. A trance-influenced third album, “Welcome to Tomorrow,” appeared in 1994, followed by the single “Gimme a Thrill” in 2000. Snap! has continued performing and sporadically releasing singles and updates of past hits. Thea Austin continues to tour constantly performing the hits she wrote and co-wrote for the group. Outside of music, she has been a staunch global advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and cure ,as well as global women’s health issues.
ABOUT DJ ERIC B
Legendary DJ and producer, Eric B, is one-half of the famed golden-era hip-hop duo, Eric B. and Rakhim, whose iconic album, “Paid in Full” was named Greatest Hip-Hop Album by MTV in 2006. A powerful force in the music industry, DJ Eric B, released his self-titled album “Eric B,” in 1995. In 2011, the notable pair was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since 2019, Eric B has appeared as police officer, Mike Gee, in the popular TV series, “Blue Bloods.”
ABOUT FAN REBELLION
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ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the iconic world-class destination and the home of Legendary Vegas Fun, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s favorite Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of newly-updated state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight Las Vegas restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana Village, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse, now rated the top steakhouse in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor and Fresco Italiano, the top Italian restaurant in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor.
The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone nearly $300 million in renovations that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, a new suite of fine dining restaurants, a fully renovated pool deck, 2,100 remodeled Luxe Rooms & Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa in Las Vegas, which was awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book our Las Vegas hotel, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateLasVegas.com.