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CANTON — A free concert Saturday night at Centennial Plaza will feature members of the Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and O-Town.

Canton-based radio station Mix 94.1 and Jerzee’s Cafe present the event, which features AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Trevor Penick of O-Town and former Stark County resident Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees.

The trio of boy bands each achieved commercial and chart success in the late 90s and early 90s, particularly the Backstreet Boys, who are currently touring the country as well as overseas. this summer and fall.

Jeff Timmons performs with the band 98 Degrees, to a sold-out crowd at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati on Friday, December 17, 2021.

Timmons attended Perry High School, graduated from Washington High School in Massillon, and played football at Malone University.

In 2013, after a 13-year hiatus, 98 Degrees toured with New Kids On the Block and Boyz II Men at concerts that drew around 20,000 fans. The vocal group’s popular songs include “I Do (Cherish You)”, “Invisible Man”, “The Hardest Thing”, and “My Everything”.

98 degrees, which includes Nick Lacheyis also featured on the 2022 single, “Ain’t the Same” by country music artist Brett Kissel.

98 Degrees are currently performing together, including shows scheduled for August 28 and 29 at the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival in Orlando and August 31 at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands, part of the British overseas territories. -sea southeast of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean.

Timmons has also recorded solo material, including the 2004 album, “Whisper That Way”. Last month, Timmons released the upbeat dance club number, “Lit” with Pompey.

McLean is currently traveling and performing with the Backstreet Boys, but plans to fly to Ohio for the Canton event during a break from touring, according to show organizers Centennial Plaza.

His solo releases include the 2021 single, “Love Song Love” and the 2020 song, “Love on the Brain”.

The Backstreet Boys are scheduled to perform Thursday at the Blossom Music Center before performing Friday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Sunday in Noblesville, Indiana at the Ruoff Music Center, which has a capacity of nearly 25,000. Saturday is a day off in the singing group schedule.

“Superfan” tickets are sold out for Saturday’s Canton show, but the all-ages event is free and open to the public, the radio station said in the promotion for the concert.

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The Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean is scheduled to perform at Centennial Plaza in downtown Canton on Saturday with 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons and O-Town's Trevor Penick.  The show is free.

Also in attendance will be Vara Gianna and Carly Underwood. Music will also be provided by 94.1 and 1480 WHBC’s JT.

Country music artist Justin Fabus will perform an opening set.

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