'Throwback Sizzling Jam' Brings R&B and Hip Hop Icons Tony! Toni! Toné!, Dru Hill and Silk to Orleans Arena July 15

LAS VEGAS—R&B and hip hop legends of the 1990’s will bring their top hits to the fourth-annual “Throwback Sizzling Jam” at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, July 15.

The 1990’s marked the golden age of R&B music and Oakland, Calif.’s Tony! Toni! Toné! dominated the music scene with soulful hits “It Never Rains (In Southern California),” “Anniversary” and “Lay Your Head on My Pillow.” The band’s popularity earned them a certified double-Platinum album, “Sons of Soul.” The R&B group’s current lineup includes Dwayne Wiggins, Timothy Christian Riley and Amar Khalil.

Formed in Baltimore, Md., R&B supergroup Dru Hill is best known for their #1 singles “How Deep Is Your Love,” “In My Bed” and “Never Make a Promise.” Throughout the group’s career, they recorded seven Top-40 hits and released four albums, including “Dru Hill,” “Enter the Dru,” “Dru World Order” and “InDRUpendence Day.” Dru Hill features original members Larry “Jazz” Anthony, Mark “Sisqó” Andrews, Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin and newest member Antwuan “Tao” Simpson.

Silk hails from Atlanta, Ga., and won over fans with their hit songs “If You (Lovin Me),” “Girl U For Me” and “Happy Days.” In 1993, Silk released their debut album “Lose Control” with their #1 single “Freak Me,” which went double-Platinum. The group continued to produce top-100 hits, including “Hooked On You,” “Meeting in My Bedroom” and “Don’t Rush.” Members include Tim “Timzo” Cameron, Jimmy Gates, Gary “Big G” Glenn, Jonathen “John-John” Rasboro and Gary “Lil G” Jenkins.

Throwback Sizzling Jam also includes performances by Total, H-Town and hip hop powerhouse The Alumni featuring Dana Dane, Chubb Rock, Kwame’, Moni Love, and Special Ed.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Andern Educational Research, Inc. (AER) and its Greater Educational Milestones (GEMs) program. AER is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing underserved students with educational opportunities and a pathway to college. GEMs places academically gifted middle school students in private high schools and support them through mentorship and scholarships.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About Orleans Arena

The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans Arena press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.