30th Anniversary Pop Star Celebration

Marissa Allaben29 Jun 2022

30th Anniversary Voyage “Pop Star Day” Celebration for Campers and Staff – Friday, August 12, 2022

Bring out the red carpet- we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary with an incredible throwback to the ’90s for Popstar Day at the RIVA! Dress in your best pop star gear and don’t hold back!

Like a true Pop Star on tour, we kick off the day getting interviewed by SiriusXM Hits 1 talk show host Nicole Ryan.  With effortless charm and down-to-earth energy, Nicole Ryan instantly lights up any screen, stage, and studio. She first hit the airwaves as a co-host of “The Morning Mash Up” — the SiriusXM Hits 1 daily talk show frequented by today’s biggest pop stars. Her breakout success spans TV, digital media, brand ambassadorship, the live-event market, and beyond. As she trail blazes a self-styled career that highlights many facets of her magnetic personality—pop culture expert, culinary enthusiast, fitness buff, wife and mom —Ryan infuses every undertaking with her sharp sense of humor and genuinely radiant presence.

Our Skippers and Younger Mariners (Nursery – 2nd Grade) will then participate in an interactive pop music show from the incredible Bobby Doowah! The will dance the afternoon away with their friends and counselors.

Our older Mariners and Navigators (3rd – 8th grade) will be transported to a VIP Backstage Experience.  After they go through “security” and get their credentials, campers will have an all access pass to the life of a pop star.  Interactive stations will include the Nicole Ryan Interview Lounge, Glam Squad Tent sponsored by Colori Bella, Mock Recording Studio sponsored by Spin DJ Academy,  Red Carpet with special guests and 360 degree photobooth and of course, the “After Party” with DJ Pace.

The entire camp will come together for an incredible finale- a live concert from pop country group, On the Outside. On The Outside (OTO) is a Nashville-based country/pop band composed of vocalists Andrew Bloom, Dawson Huckabee, Devin Hayes, Jon Klaasen and Sam Jenkins.  Their unique 5 part harmony blend and charisma has helped On The Outside gain over 5 million TikTok followers in just 2 short years. Having formed in 2019, OTO has been best described by the press as “if One Direction had a love child with Dan + Shay”.  The band has recently added famed Nashville #1 hit songwriter/producer Jimmy Robbins(Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, Thomas Rhett) to their team.  They celebrate this new chapter with their latest release called “Sleepless”.  The song was penned by band members Andrew Bloom and Jon Klaasen as well as Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz (Dan + Shay, Eli Young Band, Chris Young).  “Sleepless” seamlessly blends the band’s signature vocal sound with the craft of a pop song and the heart of a country lyric.

Other surprises will complete this incredible celebration thanks to Aimsley Management.  We can’t wait to party like a pop star down at the RIVA!


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