Taylor Summer Festival

Save the Dates!

June 28-July 1
Fireworks 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30

Are you ready to party?

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.


Carnival Hours

Thursday 4-10 p.m. ($16 armband)

Friday Noon-3 p.m. (Toddler's Day $10 armband children's ride only) & 3-11 p.m. ($20 armband)

Saturday (Fireworks Night) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.  ($20 armband)

Sunday 1-8 p.m. ($20 armband)

Taylor Summer Festival Friday Night Concert Series featuring Loverboy and John Waite

FRIDAY, JUNE 29: Inside the Sheridan Center on the main stage

(VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT) $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

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(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.

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John Waite

John Waite began his music journey as the lead vocalist for The Babys, who rocketed to Top 20 chart positions with a pair of infections hits, “Isn’t it Time” and “Every Time I Think of You”

During John’s solo career he soared to international acclaim and U.S. platinum success thanks to the smash hit, “Missing You”. He also fronted supergroup, Bad English, known for the group’s ballad, “When I See You Smile”.

Waite will deliver songs from his solo career, The Baby and Bad English. Bearing a dynamic, stripped down sound which shows off his talented three-piece band, Waite demonstrates why he’s considered one of the great rock and roll singers, imbuing the timeless material with saber toothed vitality and kinetic power.

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Mad Rabbit

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.

Free Hot Air Balloon Glow

At dusk, a "Hot Air Balloon Glow" presented by Wallside Windows will take place in Heritage Park. Hot air balloon display and colorful "glowing" presentation. Free. Great family fun. Bring your children and watch the unique demonstration. Get a chance to see the giant hot air balloons up-close-and-personal, and talk to the pilots.

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Saturday Night Masco Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks with entertainment by FiftyAmpFuse

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.


All ages

Fool House

Fool House

Fool House

Fool House is the ultimate '90s dance party! Between their laid-back style, choreographed dance moves, and foolish sense of humor, they strive to create the ultimate party anytime they take the stage.

The name of the band speaks for itself, reminiscing all the party throwbacks from the 90's.
Party on!

Approximately 5:30-7:30 p.m.


50 AMP 2018


FiftyAmpFuse is a tribute to the greatest hits of all time from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s 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 - 11:30 p.m. (Break for Fireworks)


Taylor Color Fest Run 2018

10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, Heritage Park

Community Choice Credit Union brings you the Taylor Color Fest Run. Get blasted with color and enjoy a scenic 5K walk/run through beautiful Heritage Park! All ages welcome. Run individually, with your family and friends or as part of an organization. Proceeds go to charities, including the four Little Leagues in the City of Taylor. Registration fee of $25 includes T-Shirt, sunglasses and bandanna. Register by June 21. For more information, call (734) 374-8900 Option 2. To register online, just click here the icon above!


Second Annual Gone Fishin'

10-noon Saturday, June 30, Coan Lake Area, Heritage Park

WCSX’s Jim O’Brien is hosting the second annual WCSX “Gone Fishin” event at Coan Lake from 10-noon on Saturday June 30. Get registered for a spot at Coan Lake for a morning of fishing fun. There are only 94 spots open, first come first serve! 


Event details -- 

  • This event is focused around families and kids.
  • Free fishing at Coan Lake.
  • This is a catch and release fishing event
  • Bring your own poles or if you don’t have one. We will provide a pole, tackle and bait to use at the event.
  • This is not a tournament, just a morning of fishing fun and fishing education.
  • There will be professionals on site to answer first time fishing question and to assist with teaching any kids on site to fish if needed.
  • Everyone will get a goodie bag with educational fishing and water safety instructions (If we are able to secure again this year).
  • Snacks for the kids and various games on site to play for prizes.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Friday, June 29 main concert featuring "Loverboy" come in two versions: Limited-seating VIP passes that includes food, two drink tickets and a preferred up-front location), and general admission standing room. The Saturday, June 30 concert, featuring FiftyAmpFuse and Fool House, is free.

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. Parking is usually $10.

Sponsor & Vending Opportunities

For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Julie Law at jlaw@360EventProductions.com 

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