National Cherry Festival Welcomes Collective Soul & Tesla to Pepsi Bayside Music Stage presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on Monday, July 4, 2022.
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 2022 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.”
TESLA - That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid 80s eruption of leather, spandex, and big hair, but this band has never been about those things. Hardly. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith. TESLA has endured many of the same taste-changing challenges that affected many in the post-grunge world, but through it all, their blue-collar work ethic and dedication to the faithful fan base has helped them not just survive, but thrive. “That’s TESLA? I know that song. I love that song.” You hear it every day. Younger audiences follow the band because they know the music is real. Older audiences love that a band styled on the classic 1970s model can still kick ass all over the world. TESLA is a band for the ages. All ages. They were never a flavor of the month. TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As comfortable, rugged, and dependable as your favorite pair of boots, they endure. TESLA is a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.