Vanilla Ice having Fourth of July weekend concert in Texas despite coronavirus surge

The rapper is set to perform Friday at a Fourth of July celebration in Austin, Texas.

The “Ice Ice Baby” star recently posted about missing concerts on his verified Instagram account.

“I can’t wait to get back to this,” he wrote in the caption of a video showing a crowded concert. “The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers.”

Concerts and festivals across the world have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

On Thursday he posted a video of a group of musicians busking.

“Music makes the world go around. It makes people happy,” he wrote. “I think we could all use some happiness With all this corona mess Happening.”

The Independence Day Throwback Beach Party is set to be held Friday at Emerald Point Bar & Grill, which is categorized as a restaurant.
The event’s promoter, Mike Wade, told the Austin Chronicle that the show’s capacity will be 2,500.
The Texas Tribune reported that as of Wednesday night only 84 tickets had been sold.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently ordered that bars reclose in the state because of the increasing numbers of those contracting coronavirus.

CNN has reached out to reps for the rapper for comment.