Bring Back the 90s Park Jam
By Megan Davis
The Truth Contributor
The 90s was a great time to be alive in America according to
the Generation X that gathered at the Uptown Green on
Madison last Saturday. As the sun was setting, food trucks
were lined up on the street and DJ Lyte N Rod already had
the pavement pounding with hype beats from artists like
Usher, MJ, Blackstreet, Jodeci and TLC.
This event, coordinated by local Artists Tracy TheRarebreed
Haynes, Shannon McIntyre, and Lance Self created a vibe that
people are still talking about. The city of Toledo came out
rocking their flyest 90s gear from overalls to fanny packs
to Coogi sweaters and Herringbone necklaces.
There was no shortage of fashion throwbacks, hairstyles or
music. Everything that was hot then, was back like it never
left. Ty Cleveland, who attended, commented, “Is there a
part TWO? Dance battles, good music, people loving and
hugging one another... it was EVERYTHING. Can these vibes
just stay?” This sentiment was echoed throughout the night
From 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM there were vendors such as
Toledope, Mustache Mike’s and a Diamond In the Rough as well
as live music from Wall Music, Toledo’s premier live band
featuring artists Jasmine Renee, Anitra Chery, Marcus Redell
and Sasha Denise rocking the mic with melodies from Erykah
Badu, SWV, The Fugees, Mint Condition and Tracy sang EU’s
(Doing Da Butt) a dance classic.
“It was great to see so many faces and I met a few people as
well. Please don't tease us, making this a one time thing.
Y'all have to run this back again next year!” Jimmie Hayes
reviewed. This one night only jam was a family reunion,
house party and concert all in one, and it was free to the
public, welcoming hundreds of guests who partied until the
sun went down and beyond.
Bringing Back the 90s Park Jam was sponsored by Promedica,
The Arts Commission, The Ohio Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts.