Proving that this year's National Cherry Festival in Traverse City is going to be one the best ones yet, organizers announced a major headliner this week set to take the Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage at the 96th annual event.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band ZZ Top has officially been added to the lineup for the festival this year. The infamous band known for their blues and southern rock style will perform on the Pepsi Bay Side Music stage on Friday, July 8 starting at 6 pm.ZZ Top concert tickets go on sale Friday, January 28 at 9 am on the website, or you can call to purchase at 888-212-3258. Tickets are $45 for general admission or $60 for reserved tickets.

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ZZ Top isn't the only big music performance scheduled for this year's festival. R & B icons, Boyz II Men, will round out the concert lineup in Traverse City this year. The Grammy Award, American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, and Billboard Award-winning group will hit the Pepsi Bayside Music Stage at 6 p.m. on July 9. You can purchase tickets now, starting at $45, by clicking here. 

If music isn't your thing, then look to the sky! The famous Blue Angels will once again fly over the Cherry Festival in 2022. The U.S. Navy’s famous aerobatic demonstration team will be high above Traverse City during the festival Air Show on July 2 & July 3. Although the Blue Angels are not listed on the festival site yet, The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City confirmed the iconic group would be returning the Traverse City in a post back in December to their social media. 

The National Cherry Festival is set to run July 2-9 in downtown Traverse City. For more information, click here. 

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