Rowdies Celebrate America

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Para-commandos from MacDill AFB


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


Mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy the Rowdies largest event of the season – the Independence Day Celebration – Thursday, July 6, 8 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium as the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on FC Cincinnati.

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 active-duty military or Department of Defense civilians assigned to U.S. Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.


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Kool and the Gang perform a free show after the match


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.”

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