Rock icons rolling into National Cherry Festival
The music lineup for the National Cherry Festival is being released and it includes some rock legends and a country music favorite.
The National Cherry Festival will welcome rock icons Styx to the Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage on the Festival's opening night, Saturday, June 29. Country music lovers will enjoy a performance by Montgomery Gentry on Sunday, June 30, and Foreigner returns to Traverse City to perform on the National Cherry Festival's Bay Side Music Stage Monday, July 1.
Members of STYX includes Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo).
Montgomery Gentry is back with a new album, a new label and a renewed sense of musical purpose, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are poised to stake their claim as one of country music's all-time greatest duos. The duo's new collection, the aptly titled Rebels On The Run, brings Montgomery Gentry fans back to the beginning, but with a fresh attitude.
Rock lovers take note! Foreigner returns to Traverse City to perform on the National Cherry Festival's Bay Side Music Stage Monday, July 1.
Founded in 1976, Foreigner's debut album produced the hits Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice and Long, Long Way From Home. The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like Urgent, Juke Box Hero and Waiting For A Girl Like You. Those songs helped give Foreigner's next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 80's sound, Foreigner's fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit, I Want To Know What Love Is. This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song Waiting For A Girl Like You.
In 2012, Foreigner experienced another surge in popularity when several of their hits were featured on the Rock Of Ages soundtrack, including I Want To Know What Love Is, Juke Box Hero and Waiting For A Girl Like You - more songs than any other one band on the soundtrack.
The National Cherry Festival kicks off June 29 and continues through July 6.