Salt n pepa

Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandy “Pepa” Denton got their start in Queens, NY in 1985. 

The Rustic, a popular farm-to-table restaurant in Dallas, is prepped to pump up the jam this Friday for an old school duo who’s in effect with a new bag of tricks.

This uptown outdoor concert venue will host a special show on Oct. 31, featuring Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandy “Pepa” Denton of Salt-N-Pepa. The duo takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available at $26.

With hits like “Push It,” “Whatta Man” and “Let’s Talk About Sex,” Salt-N-Pepa’s music has cemented their place in popular culture. Formed in 1985, America’s first popular female rap crew is known the world over. The women have received many notable honors, including a Grammy for Best Rap Performance and MTV Video Music Awards for Best Electronic Dance Music Video, Best Choreography and Best R&B Video. 

The group, which also included Deidra Roper, DJ Spinderella, put out a total of five albums, disbanded in 1999 and reunited 10 years later.

“These women helped shape an entire genre and two decades of popular music; I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this Friday,” said Kyle Noonan, co-owner of FreeRange Concepts, creator of The Rustic. “Having Salt-N-Pepa here is such a thrill because they are unlike most of the acts we host. Whether you can recite one of their classic jams by heart or not, it’s guaranteed to be one wild night.”

The Rustic is a full-service restaurant and bar, featuring live music in an open-air environment complete with a full stage. The Rustic’s menu includes fresh and local produce and ingredients while also boasting 40 beers on tap, including the largest selection of Texas craft beer around. For more information, visit

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