Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Vanilla Ice, 2 Live Crew Concert Goes Old School in More Ways Than One

The old-school rap megaticket, long the domain of Mizner Park Amphitheater and usually packaged under the Legends of the Old School (LOTOS) brand, is migrating one city north this spring. Scheduled over Memorial Day weekend under the moniker “I Want My 90s Back,” the concert will feature four of the decade’s rap and R&B standard-bearers performing on the increasingly visible Pavilion stage at Old School Square.

On May 28, hip-hop heads can enjoy Wellington’s own Robert Matthew Van Winkle himself, aka Vanilla Ice; Fort Lauderdale native Stevie B., popularizer of the soulful No. 1 ballad “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”; 2 Live Crew, the 1990s’ most visible censorship magnets, still as nasty as they want to be, even sans original Crewman Luke Campbell and others; and DJ Laz, the Hollywood-bred Cuban-American rapper and longtime influential radio jockey. Tickets for four-person pod seats go on sale this morning.

The concert is far from the only live music event at the Old School Square Pavilion, which has become South Florida’s action central for post-COVID touring. Other entertainers slated at the al fresco venue this spring include acoustic guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola (March 30), country duo and “The Voice” alums the Swon Brothers (April 3), South Florida-raised pop-punk exports New Found Glory (April 14), adult contemporary staples Sister Hazel (April 17), breakthrough country artist Matt Stell (April 22), Southern blues rockers North Mississippi Allstars (April 30) and neo-soul revivalists St. Paul and the Broken Bones (May 21).

For tickets and information, call 561/243-7922 or visit

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John Thomason
John Thomason
As the A&E editor of, I offer reviews, previews, interviews, news reports and musings on all things arty and entertainment-y in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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