It’s no secret that ’90s nostalgia is a booming business. Billboard has been reporting on the trend an awful lot lately, and we’re happy to report Sisqo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pauly Shore and more have been packaged into one all-purpose, traveling spectacle.
The aptly named 90s Fest will hit New York City, Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh next month, bringing a day’s worth of live music and period-appropriate activities to each city. The whole thing is hosted by Pauly Shore and presented by The Splat, the nightly, nostalgia-themed production of the TeenNick channel.
First, 90s Fest hits Governors Island’s Colonel Row in New York on Sept. 10. On Sept. 16, it cruises through Ohio’s Columbus Commons. And on Sept. 17, it wraps with a day at Pittsburgh’s South Side Warehouse.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sister Hazel and the cover band Saved by the 90s are on tap for all three days. Sisqo will play Columbus and Pittsburgh. C&C Music Factory will play New York. And then each city gets its own ’90s rock band: Sugar Ray in New York, Vertical Horizon in Columbus and Spin Doctors in Pittsburgh.
Each all-day event will also include “obstacles and challenges” from shows like Double Dare, Guts and Legends of the Hidden Temple, so perhaps the ’90s kids who have stayed in relatively good shape will go home with some moon boots, Encyclopedia Britannica or trips to space camp.
In the meantime, close out August by checking out Billboard’s top 10 songs of the summer for each year throughout the ’90s.