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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/ Special Guest Loverboy

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Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
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Four-time Grammy winners Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will kick-off the Festival’s Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage, Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, on Saturday, June 30th! Joining them on opening night will be Canadian 80’s Rock Legends, Loverboy.

Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafide living legend. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong" and "Invincible". During the early days of MTV Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists on the popular music channel.

Neil “Spyder” James Giraldo has been a professional musician, producer and songwriter for over four decades. Together with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar, he changed the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s. More than just a steel-bending guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision helped create the signature Benatar sound. His catalog includes more than 100 songs written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar, as well as hits he helped create for Rick Springfield (Number One, Grammy-winning classic “Jessie’s Girl” and Top Ten hit “I’ve Done Everything For You” included), Kenny Loggins (Top Twenty hit “Don’t Fight It” – also Grammy-nominated) and countless others.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

For more than 30 years, Loverboy has been “Working for the Weekend” and on weekends, delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta. Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, with four going multi-platinum, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. Their hits include the anthem “Working for the Weekend” and such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

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Venue Restrictions

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Venue Questions

What time does the show start?

Gates open at 6pm every night. The show start time varies depending on the artist performing. Be sure to sign up for our Cherry Mail to get more information.


Is the Bay Side Music Stage Outdoors?

The Bay Side Music is an Outdoor venue that is built from the ground up every year in the Open Space Park on the shore of West Grand Traverse Bay.


Can I bring in food and drink?

Coolers and alcohol are not allowed and neither are unsealed drinks. Food purchased within the Festival Grounds is typically okay to bring in. However, we reserve the right to not allow certain items in the Bay Side Music Stage.

Ticketing Questions

Where can I purchase tickets?

The best way to purchase tickets in online through this website. Tickets are also available on Festival grounds at the Box Office or in the National Cherry Festival business office before Festival.

Will tickets be available the day off the show?

Sometimes we will have tickets available the day of the show. To secure your admission into the show, please consider purchasing tickets ahead of time.

Why do I have two tickets to the Deck?

One ticket is a General Admission Ticket. This ticket gets you into venue. The other ticket is a pass, this pass will get you on The Deck.

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/ Special Guest Loverboy - Reserve
June 30, 2018 | 6:00 PM $55.00
Reserved Seating
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
w/ Special Guest Loverboy
June 30, 2018
Gates open at 6pm
$55 per ticket, plus fees.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/ Special Guest Loverboy - GA
June 30, 2018 | 6:00 PM $40.00
General Admission
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/ Special Guest Loverboy
June 30, 2018
Gates open at 6pm
$40 plus fees
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