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Tribute Fest, City on the Hill announce lineups

This year's Tribute Fest will include homage to Michael Jackson, Prince, Motley Crue, the Doors and more -- in addition to the regional fan fave Chris Hawkey.

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Diane Houglum (left) and Peggy Lundeen dance and applaud while listening to the song "Free Fallin'" performed by the band Free Fallin in tribute to Tom Petty at the opening of Tribute Fest in Bayfront Festival Park in 2012. (file / News Tribune)
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This year’s Tribute Fest will include homage to Michael Jackson, Prince, Motley Crue, the Doors and more - in addition to the regional fan fave Chris Hawkey.

The annual weekend-plus festival that is a fundraiser for homeless veterans is Aug. 22-24 at Bayfront Festival Park. Tickets start at $20 and are available at www.twinportsnightlife.com and North Shore Federal Credit Union after Jan. 2.

The concert starts at 2 p.m. Aug. 22 with Hawkey, Shalo Lee and a Johnny Cash tribute. On Saturday and Sunday there will be bands in style of Guns N’ Roses, Rob Zombie, The Doors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Motley Crue, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Cheap Trick and other acts to be named later.

City on the Hill, Aug. 2-3 at Bayfront Festival Park, will feature bands such as Skillet, Zach Williams, Adelaide, Derek Charles Johnson, Bethel Music, Danny Gokey, Big Daddy Weave, Sidewalk Prophets and Aly Aleigha.

Tickets are available at Life 97.3-FM, Shining Light Books, Inspirations Bookstore in Grand Rapids and www.cityonthehillmusicfest.com .

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