REO Speedwagon

July 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Traverse City

National Cherry Festival presents legendary Rock ‘n Roll Band REO SPEEDWAGON on the Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on Wednesday, July 5th. The evening of rock is sponsored by Labatt Blue.

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run,” and spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot.

To date, REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million albums around the globe, with Hi Infidelity approaching ten times platinum status in the U.S. After nearly five decades since forming, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide with concerts featuring their timeless, two number one singles, “Keep on Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” along with hits and fan-favorites including, “Take It on the Run,” “Time for Me to Fly,” “Roll With the Changes,” “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” and more.

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, March 10th at 9 a.m. and are priced accordingly:

Reserved $50 and General Admission $30

Back by popular demand is the Festival’s VIP Deck Experience: The Deck presented by Wild Turkey Bourbon, is THE VIP concert experience. Guests will be able to lounge on The Deck while enjoying two complementary adult beverages and listening to the sounds from the Bay Side Music Stage. Relish in a full buffet style meal themed around that night’s entertainment. Never leave your seat, as our volunteers will be around to check on you while you enjoy the National Cherry Festival’s Entertainment on the Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The limited number of VIP Deck passes are just $100.