A popular tourism
destination in northern Michigan is going to get its own song.Traverse Cityofficials are scouting around
for the song that “best captures the flavor of the region.”WGVU’S David Moore reports…
Think Traverse City
and you automatically think cherries of course.
But aren’t there already plenty of
perfectly good songs about cherries?
Neil Diamond’s Cherry Cherry, Sweet Cherry Wine,” by Tommy James and the Shondells;
Cherry Bomb” by the Runaways, even Cherry Pie” by Warrant, although they probably don’t want that
one representing the city.
Fact is, the
tourism folks don’t want a golden oldie, shopworn pop tune or classic heavy
metal rock blast as the city’s new musical motif.
Instead, they’re looking for an original
song, no longer than two and a half minutes and including a 30 second portion
that can be extracted for shorter advertisements.
The song will be unveiled during the National
Cherry Festival, and performed by the winner July 12 during the festival's
The contest is open to
full-time residents in a five-county region that includes Traverse City and
runs through May 15.
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