Loverboy Performs as Opening Act at National Cherry Festival

A band that’s been making hits for decades performed Saturday at the National Cherry Festival.

Loverboy played on the Bay Side Music Stage as the lead act for Pat Benatar.

Loverboy had many hit songs in the 1980s, including “Working for the Weekend,” and still has almost all of its original band members.

The band says they’ve stuck together for so long because it’s like a marriage, and they have an immense amount of respect for each other.

The band usually headlines, but they say it’s an honor playing at the National Cherry Festival, even if they’re playing as a lead-in to another act.

“It’s a privilege to be able to play in general terms, and then just to be able to play this place on a day like today,” says Doug Johnson, the lead keyboardist of Loverboy. “It’s absolutely beautiful.”

Many more acts are set to perform at the National Cherry Festival over the next week, including Buddy Guy and Sheryl Crow.

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