Enjoy performances exclusive to the Cheerwine Festival from these bands from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 20! Sponsored by Hotwire Communications.

Neon Trees 8:30-10:00 p.m.
Divided By Four 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
New Local 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ryan Perry 2:00-3:30 p.m.
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Neon Trees

A confluence of personal and shared experiences awakened Neon Trees in 2019. Following four relatively quiet years, the multiplatinum genre-busting alternative quartet—Tyler Glenn [lead vocals, piano, keys], Chris Allen [lead guitar], Elaine Bradley [drums] and Branden Campbell [bass],—reignited the spark. The musicians summoned the same rock spirit, pop universality, and disco ball-drenched grooves that millions of fans fell in love with, while infusing a lot of wisdom and a little more wit earned along the way.

The first chapter introduced a sizzling signature sound cast in synth soul and rooted in robust guitars. The group began a rapid ascent to the forefront of popular culture fueled by 2010’s Habits. Its lead single “Animal” scored a double-platinum certification from the RIAA and took home “Top Alternative Song” at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, Picture Show spawned the quadruple-platinum “Everybody Talks,” which soared to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. 2014 saw Pop Psychology bow at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and #6 on the Top 200 in addition to producing the gold hit, “Sleeping With A Friend.” Along the way, the quartet garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and performing countless soldout headline gigs. After a successful 2015 headliner, Neon Trees took a well-earned break. In 2019, they return with the first single “Used To Like” and kick off a bold and bright new chapter.

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Divided By Four

Rowan County natives, Divided by Four (db4) have been entertaining for over 30 yrs. Known as The Fun Band, db4 plays a wide variety of music sure to please everyone’s ears from Rock, Blues, R&B, Top 40, Beach, music from the 60’s to today. Divided by Four has a blast every time they hit the stage. The name Divided by Four came about at their first gig when there were only four members. When splitting their earnings at the end of the night , someone said “what is this amount divided by four?”, and that's how the name came about. Db4 band members include:

  • Kevin Leichman—drums and vocals
  • Alan Wyrick— keyboards and guitar
  • Jim Charles—guitar and vocals
  • Jerome Heggins—percussion and vocals
  • Gerald Knox—bass guitar and vocals

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New Local

New Local is an award-winning pop/rock band from Charlotte, NC. Led by the soulful lead vocals of Rachel Waldman, the 5-piece band is known for their rich harmonies and energetic performances. New Local’s mix of pop, rock and blues has solidified them as a Charlotte area fan favorite and their live performances always pack the dance floor and leave the crowd wanting more.

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Ryan Perry

With his raw and rugged talent, his charisma, and a fierce passion for quality country music, Ryan Perry is quickly cementing himself as one of country’s next big stars. As a singer and songwriter, Perry credits Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, and Luke Combs as his biggest influences. Perry also credits his parents as his guiding light providing “key lessons every single day and in everything I do.” They instilled a strong work ethic, and taught him the importance of integrity, loyalty, re-spect, humility, and compassion. These lessons have been the driving force of his life.

Perry has been on the road touring throughout the southeast honing his performance skills playing clubs and festi-vals across the southeast. He has headlined countless shows and also opened for some of country’s biggest stars including Tracy Lawrence, Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson, Ronnie Dunn, and more! Full band shows, or acoustic sets, Ryan Perry can do it all!

Book RP for your festival, concert, or private party… you won’t regret it!


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