Hollybash returns after two years and it’s lining up to be the biggest one yet. The performers are set to take the stage on Friday, April 22 from 1-9 p.m. on the Hollybush Green.
Every April, students at Rowan University gather at the grounds of Hollybush Mansion, perhaps the most historical part of the campus, for music, entertainment and food. Hollybash is considered by many to be Rowan’s biggest day of the year. There’s plenty to do such as rides, concerts, plenty of food and much more. This event brings all the students together as we get closer to the end of the school year.
After a two-year pandemic break, Hollybash is back at full force and the stakes are as high as they’ve ever been. This has been a popular event among students since its debut in 2016 to recapture the feeling of a festival as the kickoff to summer. This year, Hollybash will have an extraordinary guest: Noah Cryus.
The rising star in the music industry who will be headlining this year’s event comes from a long line of famous musicians beginning with her dad Billy Ray and sister Miley. Noah, like Miley, started out in Disney’s Hannah Montana movie as a background dancer before she became a singer. She has been nominated for several awards in her young career and has won a BMI Pop Award and PETAS Annual Libby Award.
Hollybash will also feature Rapper Yung Joc as the opener. Atlanta’s very own, Yung Joc took the 2000s by the storm and became a smash hit when he released “It’s Goin’ Down” and “Coffee Shop” in 2006. Joc, 39, seems to be on the back nine of his career and hasn’t really made any new songs since 2012.
As for other guests throughout the years, Hollybash has featured several notable names since its debut in 2016, such as American Authors, Mike Posner, Andy Grammer, KYLE, and now Noah Cyrus and Yung Joc. Perhaps their biggest guest, T-Pain was unfortunately canceled in late 2020 due to the pandemic.
Melissa Ulmer, the assistant director in Marketing & Student programs who helps run the celebration said, “This event has featured a major concert each year since it was created in 2016. We also do a major comedy show in September. As for attendance, we always love to see more students than years previously, so hopefully, that’s the case this year. On average, this event sees 3,000 to 3,500 people each year.”
You must be a Rowan student and have a Rowan ID to enter. Alcohol is strictly prohibited and no bags are allowed either. So remember to stay safe, be smart and have fun.
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