TAMPA — Tampa Spring Jam returns to the USF Sun Dome on Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. This year’s show will include performances from Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Dru Hill, 112, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Silk, and Doug E. Fresh.
Founded by super-producer Teddy Riley, Guy’s 1988 self-titled debut album became an instant smash with R&B hits such as “I Like,” “Groove Me” and “Teddy’s Jam.” Guy also contributed songs to the soundtracks of “Do the Right Thing” and “New Jack City.” In between, Riley became an in-demand songwriter and producer working with artists like Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Keith Sweat, amongst others.
The group released a second album, “The Future,” with singles “Let’s Chill” and “Do Me Right” in 1990. In 1994, Riley moved on to form the band Blackstreet while other members released solo projects.
Joining Guy and Riley at Tampa Spring Jam is urban R&B quartet Dru Hill which released its self-titled debut album in 1996 with the stand out single “Tell Me” that became a top five R&B hit. A second album “Enter the Dru” was released in 1998 and peaked at Number Two on the Billboard album chart. Member Sisqo had solo success in 1999 with “Thong Song” but the group stayed intact releasing “Dru World Order” in 2002, followed by “Hits” in 2005 and “Indrupendence Day” in 2010.
R&B vocal group 112 was the first and most successful urban vocal group to emerge from Sean “Puffy” Comb’s Bad Boy Records. The group’s debut single “Only You” was released in the summer of 1998 and climbed to Number Three on the R&B charts and peaked at Number 13 on the pop charts, with a debut album “112” eventually going double platinum. In 2001, “Part III” was released which included the hit “Peaches and Cream” and earned the group its only Grammy nomination in the Best R&B Group or Duo category.
Swing beat trio Tony! Toni! Toné!, best known for their hit singles “Feels Good” and “Anniversary,” will also be performing as well as R&B bad boy group Silk, and the original human beatbox, Doug E. Fresh.
Artist lineup is subject to change.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Sun Dome box office.