Radio station Mega 97.9 looks to double down on Friday night’s Summer Jam with the announcement of its next old-school event. This one is a party jam.
The Old School Party Jam 2016 hits the Selland Arena on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a lineup of hip-hop and R&B acts from the 1980s and ’90s, including: Salt-N-Pepa (with DJ Spinderella), Color Me Badd, Klymaxx, Candyman, One Way, C+C Music Factory and Slave (featuring Steve Arrington).
Tickets for the show start at $34.50 and are available starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone, 800-745-3000.
Salt-N-Pepa formed in Queens in 1985 and became Grammy winners with a string of ’90s hip-hop hits including “Push It,” “Whatta Man” and “Let’s Talk About Sex.” In recent years, the group’s music has popped up in a slate of viral videos and a Geico commercial. They played Eagle Mountain Casino last July.
Color Me Badd’s 1991 debut spawned two mega hits for the R&B group: “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “I Adore Mi Amor.” The dance pop duo C+C Music Factory is best known for the ubiquitous dance track “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).” The pair also had a hit with the 1991 song “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm ...”