Taylor Summer Festival
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Fireworks 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24
Are you ready to party? The 2017 Taylor Summer Festival is right around the corner, and the City of Taylor is proud to announce its concert lineup and tentative schedule. The festival will be held from Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25, with the Masco Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks display scheduled for approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.
The Friday Festival Concert will be co-headlined by Sebastian Bach and Warrant, with special guest Sponge leading off the night. The Friday night festival concerts in the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion have become a staple of the annual summer festival, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are VIP $35 (preferred stage-front seating, dinner and two drink tickets); $10 presale general admission and $15 GA at the door (GA tickets are standing room – no lawn chairs allowed).
ORDER CONCERT TICKETS HERE
ORDER COLOR RUN RUN TICKETS HERE
Other spotlight features of the festival include:
- Thursday, June 22 Free Movie Night in the Sheridan Center
- Friday, June 23 Toddler Day at the Carnival ($10 armbands, noon-3 p.m.)
- Saturday, June 24 Taylor Color Fest Run ($25 for adults; $5 for children under-5.)
- Saturday, June 24 WCSX Cane Pole Fishing Derby (9 a.m. Coan Lake area)
- Free Saturday, June 24, concert in the Sheridan Center
FRIDAY NIGHT: Sebastian Bach (formerly the lead singer of Skid Row)
Celebrated rocker Sebastian Bach is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond. Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row in the mid ‘90s, Bach still remains one of the most relevant rock figures in pop culture today, with three solo records, network television appearances on MTV, VH1 and CMT, guest appearances on Gilmore Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Californication and other popular television shows, and several acting stints on and off Broadway. Bach’s most recent album, Give ‘Em Hell impressively, landed on the U.S. Top Hard Rock and Top 200 Billboard charts, proving his prowess decades after his initial debut. Bach’s upcoming Harper Collins memoir 18 And Life on Skid Row is set to release December 6. He will also appear in new upcoming seasons of the Gilmore Girls and Trailer Park Boys via Netflix this fall.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Warrant
Glam metal band Warrant formed in 1984 in Hollywood and experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich including the single “Heaven,” which reach No. 1 in the Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with Double Platinum “Cherry Pie” After over 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, now with ex-Lynch Mob lead vocalist Robert Mason.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Sponge
A Taylor Summer Festival favorite, Sponge returns for the third straight year. The band has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata,” "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)." Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit No. 5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting “Rotting Piñata” to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status. Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts. Front man Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.
FREE SATURDAY NIGHT: Mega 80s
Take a handful of your favorite ‘80s songs, a splash of some retro fashion, a pinch of panache and an eye-popping video spectacle in the background and what do you get? The Mega 80's, of course! Since their emergence onto the Detroit music scene, the Mega 80's have taken southeast Michigan by storm. Now veterans of the 80's cultural milieu, they are still rocking as hard as ever. Lead vocalist for the Mega 80's, Carey Denha, has been the vocalist of Going Public, a Michigan State Universtiy band he played in when he attended the university in the 90's.
FREE SATURDAY NIGHT: Rockstar
Rockstar is the ultimate ‘80s hair band experience, recreating the sights, sounds, energy and excitement of an arena style rock show. You’ll hear all the great hair band hits of the ‘80s performed so well you’ll think you’re listening to the original artists themselves: Quiet Riot, Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue, Cinderella, Night Ranger and many others.
HistoryThe Taylor Summer Festival is a Downriver summertime institution, regularly drawing tens of thousands of people to Heritage Park on the fourth weekend of June. The event runs from Thursday evening through Sunday evening. There are offerings for everyone in the family.
In 2016, Everclear and Sponge were the featured performers during the annual Friday night concert in the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. In 2015, The Romantics rocked the festival, while the year before, it was Phil Vassar serving as the headliner.
The carnival/midway usually opens on Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Friday's feature is the annual concerts in the Sheridan Center.
Saturday's feature is the annual Masco Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks Display, held at approximately 10 p.m. after a full day of events and concerts.
A Taylor Color Fest Run was held for the first time in 2016, and was a huge hit.
Look for more additions this year!
Additional Information For more information and updates visit the Taylor Summer Festival Facebook page.
There is plenty of parking available for reasonable costs both inside and outside Heritage Park.
Sponsor & Vending OpportunitiesFor sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Julie Law at jlaw@360EventProductions.com
2017 Sponsors (thus far)
Masco Foundation, Lee Family Dental, Taylor Chevrolet, Comfort Inn & Suites, UAW Region 1A, Community Choice Credit Union, DTE Energy, West Side Beer Distributors and Vicars Trailers Sales.