O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Gloria Gaynor to Highlight Night in Venice Weekend

Night in Venice will celebrate a “Rockin’ Through the Decades” theme this year with concerts by O-Town with Ryan Cabrera and Gloria Gaynor with the Ocean City Pops orchestra. The two concerts will fit the theme perfectly with 2000s boy-band idols O-Town teaming up with Cabrera on Friday and 1970s icon Gloria Gaynor joining Ocean City Pops on Sunday.

O-Town and Cabrera will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21 on the Ocean City Music Pier. Ocean City’s 63rd annual Night in Venice boat parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Gaynor joins the Pops at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23 on the Music Pier to round out a Night in Venice Decades Weekend.

Tickets are now on sale for O-Town/Cabrera ($30) and Gaynor ($30-$35). Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call (609) 399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

Tickets ($15) also are on sale for a “meet and greet” with O-Town and Cabrera noon to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Ocean City Music Pier. Fans can bring one thing to autograph and take a photo with their own device. The stars also will participate in the Night in Venice boat parade.

The Night in Venice boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest is a highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. This year, the optional theme will be “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” a celebration of music, fashion and culture on the rolling waters of the bay.

Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at www.ocnj.us/niv/ or by calling (609) 399-6111.