Celebrated R&B and slow jam entertainers from the ‘70s and ‘80s, including Zapp, Midnight Star, Rose Royce, GQ, Heatwave, Manhattans, Tierra and Bloodstone, will bring romantic throwback hits to Jammin 105.7’s 18th Annual Love Affair Concert at Orleans Arena on Saturday, February 5.
Zapp burst into the music scene in 1977, bringing their signature funk sound to fans across the globe. Since forming in the late ‘70s, the band has produced six studio albums, twenty-two singles and two compilations albums. The albums “Zapp,” “Zapp II” and “The New Zapp IV U” became certified gold-selling records. Zapp’s music has been influential in the electro subgenre of funk and inspired the creation of G-Funk music. The group continues to impress fans with their classic hits “More Bounce to the Ounce,” “Be Alright,” “A Touch of Jazz (Playin’ Kinda Ruff Part II)” and “Dance Floor.”
Midnight Star was formed in 1976 at Kentucky State University. The band rose to fame after releasing a string of top hits in the ‘80s, including “Operator,” “Midas Touch,” “Don’t Rock the Boat,” “Freak-A-Zoid,” “Headlines,” and more.
Rose Royce took the R&B world by storm in the ‘70s with hit singles “Car Wash,” “I Wanna Get Next to You,” “I’m Going Down,” “Wishing on a Star” and “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.” The Los Angeles-based group recorded four studio albums between 1976 and 1979.
Formed in the Bronx, N.Y., the disco and R&B band GQ found success in 1979 with their hit single “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” from their debut album “Disco Nights,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single went on to win the group an American Music Award. Throughout the band’s career, GQ has released five albums and multiple top hits, including “Zone,” “I Do Love You,” “Make My Dreams a Reality” and “Standing Ovation.”
Rounding out the show’s lineup are Heatwave, Manhattans, Tierra and Bloodstone.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $31.65 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased online at