Taylor Summer Festival
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The 2020 Taylor Summer Festival is right around the corner, and we are proud to announce that the festival will be held from Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, with the Recoil Firearms Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks display scheduled for approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 (if weather is a problem, the fireworks would be held at the same time on Sunday, June 28).
Saturday Night Taylor Summer Festival Concert & Recoil Firearms’ Fireworks featuring DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX
SATURDAY, JUNE 27: Inside the Sheridan Center on the main stage
DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX will be featured on Saturday, June 27, which will be capped by Recoil Firearms Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks display in Heritage Park.
DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX is a six-piece band that features all of the iconic band’s hits, eight of which climbed into the industry’s Top 10. A 14-year-old DeYoung, along with brothers John and Chuck Panozzo, started the band back in 1962 in the basement of the DeYoung family home in Chicago. DeYoung ended up the lead singer and writer on seven of the band’s eight Top 10 hits.
This summer’s performance will include such legendary rock songs as “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Best of Times,” and “Mr. Roboto” in addition to classic rock anthems like “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Suite Madame Blue,” and “Rockin’ the Paradise.”
DENNIS DEYOUNG’S versatile musical talents – singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer – led to his meteoric rise and lengthy career. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the world. In addition to his work with Styx, he’s recorded seven solo albums, including “Desert Moon,” which also achieved Top 10 status.
DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX released a live CD/DVD package as a concert television special on AXS-TV in 2014, work that he took great pride in. “I am constantly amazed, and I mean from the bottom of my heart, that the (Styx) music has touched so many people for such a long time,” he said. “It’s really a testament to the songs.” Taylor concert-goers are in for a big treat in June.
The current band features the lead singer with August Zadra, Jimmy Leahey, John Blasucci, Craig Carter, Dave Anthony and Suzanne DeYoung. To date this group has performed over 300 concerts worldwide.
Doors open 6 p.m.
Dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m.
No Chairs/ No Coolers in pavilion
Must have valid ID for alcohol
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday night concerts come in two versions: Limited-seating VIP passes that include food, a drink ticket and a preferred up-front location and general admission standing room. Carnival admission is at cost on-site. Saturday fireworks admission is free, but parking is at cost.
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.