Pop 2000 tour with boy band legends comes to Paramus NJ

Pop 2000 tour with boy band legends comes to Paramus NJ


Garden State Plaza isn’t big enough for the boy bands. Interest in next Saturday’s free Pop 2000 tour show at the Paramus shopping center has become so great that the event, featuring some of the biggest chart hits from the 90s and 2000s, is being moved outside.

New location for Pop 2000 Paramus

The concert, hosted by *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick, will now take place in the mall’s parking lot outside Shake Shack. The show is part of a 30-city tour and will feature performances by 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons, O-Town, BBMAK, LFO, Ryan Cabrera and DJ Skribble, and will include hits like “Tearing Up My Heart,” “All or Nothing,” and “Summer Girls.”

The number of fans registering for the event was so high that Westfield Garden State Plaza decided to move it outside and make it more of a summer concert experience, said Megan Redzia, spokesperson for the mall.

Added food and retail pop-ups

The switch will make new facilities possible. The mall will open a Food Village next to the show, with offerings from Garden State Plaza’s cafĂ© and restaurants starting at 1:30 p.m. Several pop-up shops from retailers will also be available.

Fans can visit a pop-up store near Fogo de Chao and Seasons 52 to purchase exclusive tour merchandise and memorabilia during the concert.

When does the show start?

To kick off the festivities, DJ Skribble, who has worked with Taio Cruz, Britney Spears and Wyclef Jean, will drop beats for half an hour starting at 2:30 p.m. The concert starts at 3:00 p.m.

After the concert ends around 5 p.m., there will be a meet-and-greet event with the artists and extended hours in the Food Village and pop-up shops from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visitors can purchase merchandise from the show at the POP 2000 merchandise store next to Garden Social. There they get the chance to meet the artists and take a photo. This is subject to availability, according to a press release from the shopping center.

Respond online…

While the concert is free, Garden State Plaza asks guests to register in advance at

Stephanie Noda is a local reporter for For unlimited access to the top news from your local community, subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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