Freestyle is Back at the Magic City Casino During Magic City Lights

Miami, Fl – Miami’s Magic City Casino transforms into a beacon of lights and music on the rainy night of November 24, 2023, as the Magic City Lights event unfolds, featuring performances by Giggles, and a couple of Miami’s prominent freestyle pioneers including Erotic Exotic and Company B. Despite the inclement weather, the outdoor concert turned into a memorable night of nostalgic tunes and infectious dance beats. The crowd is warmed up and kept energetic before and in between acts by Miami’s own freestyle DJ Jorge Santana. The Magic City Casino is bringing back live music during the holidays with it’s Magic City Lights display and Freestyle Fridays. 

Opening the evening is Giggles. The rain, now having tapered off, does not keep harcore freestyle fans from being there early to catch Giggles‘ performance.  Giggles is joined on stage by Charlie Rock, fellow freestyle artist and producer. Together, they perform “Lucky Girl, Lucky Guy“, the follow up to the mega freestyle hit “Dreamboy, Dreamgirl“, written by Charlie Rock and recorded by Cynthia and Johnny OGiggles opens her set with a new single, “Shake It Off”. Her hits from the ’80s and ’90s, including “Love Letter” and “What Goes Around Comes Around,” instantly transports the audience back in time. 

Following Giggles, Erotic Exotic continues keeping the crowd’s energy high. The synth-heavy sound and charismatic performance of their classic tracks like “Take Me as I Am” and “L.O.V.E” creates a entrancing ambiance. Despite the weather, the audience embraces the ’80s vibes with fans singing along to their Erotic Exotic favorites and a couple of covers including “Running” by Information Society and “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order.

Company B takes the stage and jumps right in to their set with their new single, “Let’s Do It Again”.  The ladies are dressed in holiday attire, adding to the celebration of the holidays. Known for their infectious dance-pop hits like “Fascinated” and “Perfect Lover” and “Full Circle“, Company B has the audience grooving and forgetting about the weather. The trio’s vocal harmonies and dance routines bring a burst of energy to the stage, and the crowd responds with cheers and dance moves of their own.

The outdoor venue, though challenged by the rain, showcases the resilience of both the performers and the audience. The Magic City Lights event, along with the musical acts performing, brings back alot of what fans have been missing since the Magic City Casino put live events on hiatus.

Future Freestyle Friday performers during Magic City Lights include:

December 1 – George Lamond
December 8 – Betty Dee of Sweet Sensation and Ray Guell
December 15 – Lime
December 22 – Nyasia and Will to Power
December 29 – Cynthia and Will &More
January 5 – Noel and Rudy Gil

In conclusion, the Magic City Lights event at Magic City Casino on November 24, 2023, is a night of musical time travel, where Giggles, Erotic Exotic, and Company B transports the audience to the golden era of freestyle music. The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic crowd, and the event becomes a celebration of music, nostalgia, and the indomitable spirit of Miami’s music lovers. It was a night where the magic of the music overcomes the challenges of the weather, leaving everyone with memories of an unforgettable evening under the rainy Miami sky.

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Show Date: November 24, 2023

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Ivan Romero is based in South Florida. He has a passion for music and photography. His musical background goes back decades from managing a retail record shop through several years in local radio and also as a club DJ during the rebirth of the South Beach club scene. Ivan covers live events from Central Florida to South Florida having worked with one of the largest concert sound and lighting companies. His photos were published in Front of House (FOH) magazine. Ivan also covers corporate events throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He has a keen eye for shots with an ability to capture the emotion of the moment. Ivan also has a strong belief in community service and often provides his talent with local schools to capture their performance events for drama, choir and others.