The 2018 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 28, through Sunday, July 1, with the Masco Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks display scheduled for approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.
Inside the Sheridan Center on the main stage
$35 VIP "Best Ticket Deal Downriver" includes: Seat in the front section of the venue, dinner and two drinks (not valid for spirits). Dinner which includes pulled pork sandwich, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and green beans, catered inside the VIP area at the venue by Whiskeys on the Water between 6-7 p.m.
General Admission Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the door. Standing room only.
No Chairs / No Coolers
Must have valid ID for alcohol
(Mike Reno, vocals; Paul Dean, guitars; Matt Frenette, drums; Doug Johnson, keyboards; and Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve, bass)
For more than 30 years, Loverboyhas been “Working for the Weekend” and on weekends, delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to local guitar hot shot Paul Dean, both veterans of several bands on the scene, at that city’s Refinery Night Club.
With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It.
Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”
In 2005, Loverboy celebrated 25 years together by performing in selected cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Aside from Reno and Dean, Loverboy still includes original members Doug Johnson on keyboards and Matt Frenette on drums, with Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve (a former member of Dean and Frenette’s pre-Loverboy band Streetheart), who replaced the late Scott Smith on bass, and continues a healthy touring schedule around the world.
Mad Rabbit will open the night on the main stage! They are best known as Michigan's Live Jukebox and Michigan's Ultimate Hare Band!
Mad Rabbit features one of the strongest female vocalists in the area and perform songs to not only showcase her range but to also push the boundaries of "safe, easy" covers and play many of the hits that you forgot you loved. Opened for Bret Michaels and The Romantics. Accurately cover Pat Benatar, Triumph, Rush, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Warrant, Cinderella, Evanescence, Halestorm, Janis Joplin, Alanis Morisette, RATT and AC/DC.
Saturday Night on the main stage in the Sheridan Center
5:30-11:30 p.m. (break for the fireworks show at approximately 10 p.m.
FiftyAmpFuse is a tribute to the greatest hits of all time from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now. The band is dressed like rock stars and the music sounds incredibly like the original. With 6 Lead vocalists, FiftyAmpFuse is even able to pull off songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, and “We are young” by Fun.
8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Break for Fireworks)