Closing out the 94th National Cherry Festival, Collective Soul & Everclear will take the Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage!
Collective Soul- Coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2019, the very last thing Collective Soul plan on doing in 2020 is rest on their laurels. If anything, these five fiery Georgia-bred rockers ( E Roland on vocals/guitar, Dean Roland on rhythm guitar, Jesse Triplett on lead guitar/background vocals, Will Turpin on bass/background vocals, and Johnny Rabb on drums/background vocals) are only just getting started with the next phase of a thriving career that has seen them move millions of records and wow multitudes of fans all across the globe. “We want to play the hits as we always do, but we also love sharing new music with our fans,” concludes Roland. His sacred promise to everyone who attends a Collective Soul show: “We’re going at it hard, everyone! We’re going hard.”
Everclear- Considering Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, it would be all too easy these days for the band to be a victim of its past successes, but singer-guitarist Art Alexakis along with Dave French on guitar, Freddy Herra on bass, and Brian Nolan on Drums, isn’t about to start phoning it in now. The band released a new studio album in 2015 Black Is The New Black, and continues to tour actively. And while it’s a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material—especially the “deep cuts”—not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic.