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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Big Ray Haywood and the Motor City Kings kick off 'Music and Art in the Gardens 2018'



"Music and Art In The Gardens 2018" begins it's weekly Wednesday night concert and art series at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on June 6. 

An crowd favorite, Big Ray Haywood, a native of Taylor, and the Motor City Kings will be performing their unique mix of soulful sound. In addition to the classic cars, the Trillium Academy students and teacher Kelly Potter, will be exhibiting artwork.

Taylor Conservatory Foundation (TCF) and series partner, Wayne County Community College District-Downriver Campus and evening sponsor, Taylor Fraternal Order of Police  Lodge #123 have yet another wonderful line-up of musicians, artisans, and food establishments, plus some additional surprises in store, including a Classic Car Cruise (also scheduled for opening night),

Many varieties of makes,  models, and years will be on display in the back forty at the Taylor Cconservatory & Botanical Gardens, located near Pardee and Northline roads.

“We are expecting great mix of autos including some specialized police vehicles” said Erin Dobbins, series co-chair and TCF board member. Our own local celebrity, Shaggy, will award his artistically made trophies at the show.  There is no cost or pre-registration to enter a vehicle in the show.

“New this year is a weekly pop-up restaurant, featuring a mix of sweet and savory artisan cuisine by local restaurants and caterers” said series co-host Teri Fritz of Dolphin Manufacturing, Inc. “This feature plus our full bar service makes Music & Art the place to meet friends and family for an easy summer dinner in the beautiful gardens setting. Alvi's BBQ of Wyandotte, masters of barbecue, will be bringing their delicious selections for purchase this week along with lighter option from Fantastic Fruits and our favorite desserts by Love’s Pies and The Ice Cream Place. Visit  for a complete summer menu."

Start planning for Week No. 2 as LL7 is on deck playing Latin Jazz.

Tickets are $5 and available at the gate. 

Food and beverage choices range from $2 to $8.  All funds collected are used to help keep the gardens growing for Metro Detroiters to enjoy.

Additional information: 

22314 Northline Road

Taylor, Michigan  48180


All Ages Event

$ 5 Admission

Art Viewing

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Live Music

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Weekly Food & Drink Specials

(no outside food or beverage allowed)

Lawn chairs / blankets encouraged

Rain or Shine – in case of inclement weather, please check Facebook update for rain location.

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