Cherry Fest

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks are among the headline artists performing at the Cherry Festival.

The 101st Cherry Festival will be rockin’ Beaumont with the sounds of actor Dennis Quaid and the Sharks and Ambrosia and adding a little bit of country with the music of Wynonna in Stewart Park Thursday May 30 through Sunday June 2.

Concert times have not been released yet, along with the names of two more artists scheduled to be announced on Saturday and Sunday.

This is Quaid’s first appearance at the Cherry Festival.

Ambrosia has performed at the Cherry Festival before and so has Wynonna.

The Superfreaks, whose concert takes place Thursday, May 30, also have performed at the festival, playing a variety of disco and funk dance classics from the 1970s and the 80s.

They are known for wearing flashy retro threads and their energetic stage performances featuring funky disco beats.

Brenton Wood also is set for May 30.

Wood is best known for his hit songs from the 60s, such as “Gimme Little Sign” and “The Oogum Boogum Song.’’

He is known for his soul, rhythm and blues, and pop sound.

He has performed at the Cherry Festival for more than 10 years.

On May 31, The Kraze, a rhythm and blues, Top 70, rock, jazz and reggae band, will take the stage at Stewart Park.

Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band, also is set for the same night, May 31.

On Saturday, June 1 the Beaumont High School Jazz Band will perform in the early afternoon.

One of the weekend’s headliners will be actor Dennis Quaid and his band, The Sharks. They play a variety of rock and roll music, including Jerry Lee Lewis’ hit “Great Balls of Fire.”

Quaid played the iconic singer in his 1989 movie, “Great Balls of Fire!’’ which told the story of Lewis’ life and musical career.

Alive In The Lights also will play on Saturday.

Country artist Wynonna will headline on Sunday, June 2.

For many years, she toured with her mother, Naomi, as the Judds.

The San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop will display their musical talents on Sunday.

Ambrosia also is set for Sunday. The group is best known for their hits “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me.”

Staff Writer Julie Farren may be reached at


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