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Some of music's best acts will perform at this year's Taylor Summer Festival (June 27-30) in Heritage Park’s Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. Tickets are going fast for Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas with special guest Tony Lewis of The Outfield who will play on Friday night, June 28). Cinderella’s Tom Keifer will be the featured performer on Saturday, June 29. VIP tickets are $35 each day. The VIP package, known as the “Best Ticket Downriver,” offers prime seating, dinner and a free drink. General admission (standing room) tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate each night.
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Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas is the newest incarnation of one of rock and roll’s most storied bands, dating all the way back to the mid-sixties when it first featured iconic lead singer Gracie Slick. While singing lead for the Jets in 1974, Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a vocalist. He sang lead vocals on the 1975 Elvin Bishop single “Silent Night” and the 1976 single "Spend Some Time," but his best known achievement was singing on Elvin Bishop’s chart hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” a No. 3 single in 1976. In April 1979, Thomas joined Jefferson Starship after the departure of Marty Balin and Slick. Thomas spent most of the early eighties as the main vocalist of Jefferson Starship, even performing several duets with Slick (who rejoined the group in 1981), all the while gaining greater influence in the band. After Paul Kantner left the band in 1984, Thomas became its leader. In today’s version of the group, he and Stephanie Calvert provide the lead vocals, backed by Darrel Verdusco (drums), Phil Bennett (keyboards), Jeff Adams (bass) and John Roth (lead guitar). Those who attend the summer festival will be listening to songs like “We Built This City on Rock and Roll,” “Sara,” Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now” and “Find Your Way Back.”
Tony Lewis is a musician, songwriter and record producer probably best known as co-founder of The Outfield. Together with John Spinks, the two took the eighties by storm with infectious pop songs, including “Your Love,” “All the Love,” and “Say It Isn’t So.” Their debut album, Play Deep, was issued in 1985, and would go on to reach triple platinum sales status and the Top 10 in the U.S. album charts.
Popular local group the Sarah Sherrard Band will open the evening's offerings.
On Saturday, June 29, Cinderella's Tom Keifer will headline the schedule. Best known as the singer-songwriter of the Philadelphia based blues-rock band Cinderella, Keifer, is enjoying continued success in support of his solo debut, The Way Life Goes. Though he possesses all the fire and brimstone of rock’s greatest front men, you would be hard pressed to find the versatility and dimension that Keifer brings to a stage. Whether delivering heart wrenching ballads, such as “Don’t Know What You Got ‘til It’s Gone,” channeling the soul of the bluesmen of the past with his slide guitar and lap steel, or blowing sax on rockers like “Shelter Me,” Keifer is clearly a unique performer. Combine that with his new band, Tony Higbee (guitar/vocals), Billy Mercer (bass/vocals), Kory Myers (keyboards/vocals), Jarred Pope, (drums), Savannah Keifer (vocals/percussion/piano) and Kendra Chantelle (vocals/percussion), and there is only one possible outcome – a high energy rock show combining all the classic hits of Cinderella with new favorites.
Opening on June 29 will be Eva Under Fire and Mad Rabbit.
The feature sponsor of the festival is BJ’s Wholesale Club. Other sponsors include Wallside Windows; Community Choice Credit Union; Recoil Firearms; West Side Beer; Wayne County Community College District; General RV; Holiday Inn Express; DTE Energy; Faygo; Michelob Ultra; and Bud Light. The City of Taylor and 360 Event Productions are the presenters of the event.