Biz Markie to headline Storm 'Fan Appreciation Night'

Jul 5, 2016

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with game-presenting partner MetroPCS, is pleased to announce that hip hop recording artist, Biz Markie, will perform a free post-game concert following the team’s regular season finale versus the Portland Steel on Saturday, July 23. Fans who purchase a ticket for the game will be able to attend the concert which will be held on Amalie Motor Oil Field.

Biz, one of the industry’s most notable artists and DJs, brings over 30 years of hip hop knowledge to Amalie Arena. The New York native gained notoriety in his neighborhood for beat boxing and rhyming. In 1988, Biz released his debut album, Goin’ Off, which included the hits “Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz,” “Nobody Beats The Biz,” and “Vapors.”

Biz Markie went on to release his second studio album, The Biz Never Sleeps, in 1989, which included the hit single, “Just a Friend.” The song would become Markie’s most successful single, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Just a Friend” was certified platinum in 1990 and would also be named one of the 100 Greatest Hip Hop songs of all time by VH1.

The performance will headline the Storm’s “Fan Appreciation Night,” a night in which the team celebrates the fans for their season-long dedication. The night will include pre- and post-game specials on food and beverage along with other special festivities.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 813.301.6600.