Home Uncategorized Vanilla Ice to Perform In Texas Despite Surge in Virus Cases

Vanilla Ice to Perform In Texas Despite Surge in Virus Cases

Robert Matthew Van Winkle, best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is scheduled to perform at the Emerald Point Bar & Grill in Austin, Texas on Friday, according to a social media post from the venue.

The concert, dubbed “Independence Day Throwback Beach Party,” will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday on an outdoor stage.

This event arrives amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across Texas. According to The Texas Tribune, the number of COVID-19 cases has nearly quadrupled since Memorial Day. As of Wednesday, the state reported 8,000 new cases and 21 additional deaths. 2,481 people in Texas have died from COVID-19, with 168,062 Texans testing positive. There were 3,000 hospitalized in the Houston region, with 800 in intensive care.

“We are looking forward to a fun and safe weekend with good friends, good food, and good music while celebrating America,” the venue wrote on Instagram.

Tickets on eventbrite range from $25-$300. Hip Hop Hooray and Myke Miller will also be performing on the same evening as Vanilla Ice.

Earlier this week, the rapper posted a photo of a packed concert venue on Instagram earlier with the caption, “I can’t wait to get back to this. The 90s were the best.”

He continued, “We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. We had 5.0‘s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. And Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight but we got out of the house, We danced, we invented house parties in the 90s. The last of the great decades #IMissThenineties.”

This article originally appeared in THR.com.

Must Read

Swizz Beatz Honors DMX in Emotional Video: ‘He Was a Humanitarian’

Swizz Beatz paid his respects to DMX in a video posted to his Instagram account on Saturday (April 10), a day after the rapper...

Kid Cudi & Timothee Chalamet Celebrate Rap’s ‘Weird Little Flute’ on ‘SNL’: Watch

Kid Cudi joined Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson and Chris Redd in a hilarious sketch celebrating one of rap music’s most underrated instruments —...

Marcus Mumford Crashes Carey Mulligan’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue: Watch

Kid Cudi may have been the official musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s April 10 episode, but one artist made a surprise appearance during...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is Open to White House Run: ‘It’d Be My Honor to Serve You’

Dwayne Johnson is open to making a run for the White House. The wrestler turned movie superstar recently addressed the notion after a poll...

Kid Cudi Wears Dress on ‘SNL’ in Honor of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Rocks Chris Farley Shirt

Kid Cudi paid tribute to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Saturday Night Live great Chris Farley during his musical guest debut on the long-running NBC...