Rewind down memory lane at Rewind Old School event
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If music is the soundtrack of our lives, then Rewind Old School is the official DJ.
Music has the power to conjure up memories, good and bad, and bring back emotions just like the day it happened … whatever it is.The creators of this quarterly event have come up with a one-of-its-kindexperience that allows adults to enjoy the music of their youth. That soundtrack consists of hip hop, R&B, soul and reggae music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
“Rewind is truly the only event dedicated to the old school,” said Orain Reddick, one of its creators. “We even feature a Soul Train line, Scrabble board and music trivia to make the evening fun and interactive.”
The Rewind series was launched last fall, and two successful events have been held thus far. The event has been growing in popularity ever since its inception, with the most recent Rewind drawing a crowd of 700.The next Rewind Old School will be held Saturday, March 5, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel next to Jacksonville International Airport.
Surprise celebrity guests performing yesterday’s hits live on the main stage have become one of the biggest attractions at Rewind.The first party featured a show-stopping performance by Jacksonville’s own 95 South, the rap duo behind the catchy single “Whoot, There It Is,” which climbed the charts in 1993. Another surprise celebrity performance is planned for the March 5 event.
“We want people to always be caught off-guard with the entertainment,” Reddick said. “You never know who’s going to show up at Rewind.”
The event has been specially designed for mature adults, with only ages 25 and up allowed through the door. Most people attending previous Rewinds have been between the ages of 30 and 42.
Although Rewind’s main goal is to help attendees “Come Rewind Down Memory Lane,” there is also a higher cause attached to each event. A portion of the proceeds from the first two partieswas donated to Raines and Ribault high schools, two of the city’s most challenged schools.A different charity will be identified for the March event.
“We do this because we believe in the premise of partying with a purpose,” Reddick said.