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Rowdies to Host July 6th Independence Day Celebration featuring the Para-Commandos and post-match Kool & the Gang Concert

By Rowdies Communications, 06/02/17, 2:45PM EDT


St. Petersburg, Fla.  (June 2, 2017) – Mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy the Rowdies’ largest event of the season – the Independence Day Celebration - Thursday, July 6, at Al Lang Stadium as the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on FC Cincinnati. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

The night will kick-off with the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, widely known as the Para-Commandos, delivering the American Flag to the field from an altitude of 12,500 feet. The Para-Commandos are comprised of U.S. Special Operations Command personnel headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Most are combat veteran special operators from the US Army Special Forces or Rangers, the US Air Force’s Special Tactics Squadrons, US Navy SEALs, or US Marine Corps Special Operations Raiders.


After the match, fans will enjoy a FREE Kool & the Gang concert presented by Big Storm Brewing Co., the official craft beer partner of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and brewer of Kick in the Grass – a light, refreshing Pilsner style lager.  The multiple-platinum selling Kool & the Gang will get fans moving with top hits including “Celebration,” “Fresh” and “Get Down On It”.  

Kool & the Gang has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any R&B group in history. More of their smash hits include “Jungle Boogie”, “Too Hot” and “Fresh”.

The concert is included with the purchase of a match ticket. Tickets for the Independence Day celebration can be purchased by clicking here or by calling (727) 222-2000