Celebrated disco, rhythm and blues (R&B) and soul and funk entertainers from the 1970s and 1980s will perform their greatest hits at the 105.7 Old School Love Affair Concert on Feb. 13 at the Orleans Arena (Pictured: Jody Watley – Photo credit: Albert Sanchez).
The star-studded event will welcome romantic solo artists and groups whose chart-topping hits still dominate radio playlists across the country.
This year’s lineup includes Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Jody Watley, who found herself on the Billboard Hot 100 chart multiple times with songs like “Looking for a New Love,” “Don’t You Want Me,” “Real Love” and more.
The Jets had numerous Billboard Hot 100 hits in the mid-to-late ‘80s, including their five top-10 singles “Crush on You,” “You Got It All,” “Make It Real,” “Rocket 2 U” and “Cross My Broken Heart.”
Sisters Wanda, Sheila and Jeanette Hutchinson, more famously known as The Emotions, are known for their legendary hit “Best of My Love,” as well as their collaboration on “Boogie Wonderland” with American music phenomena Earth, Wind & Fire.
Bursting onto the music scene in 1976 with the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Boogie Nights,” Heatwave remained on the charts with “Always and Forever” and “The Groove Line.”
GQ found success in 1979 with the single “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak),” which peaked at #1 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Siblings Debra and Ronnie Laws are best known for their collaboration on the 1981 soul ballad “Very Special.” In 1993, Debra released “Moments,” which enjoyed great success overseas.
American Latin-influenced rock ‘n’ roll group Malo charted its first top-20 single in 1978 with the sultry Latin ballad “Suavecito.”
Platinum-selling electro-funk ‘80s band Midnight Star found success with its Billboard Top 40 hit, “Operator.”
R&B singer Evelyn “Champagne” King exploded onto the scene in 1978 with her Billboard Hot 100 hit “Shame,” followed by “I Don’t Know If It’s Right” and “Love Come Down” in 1982.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $30 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.