TASTE OF COLORADO with DANCE-POP ICON TAYLOR DAYNE
Civic Center Park
Singer-songwriter and dance-chart favorite Taylor Dayne will headline the Main Stage at the 33rd annual A Taste of Colorado. Dayne will perform Sunday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 through Sept. 5, in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.
Over three consecutive decades, her platinum pop singles and chart-topping dance hits have sold 75 million singles and albums. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music forms. She became a pop sensation in late 1987 with her debut single from the double platinum selling album of the same name, “Tell It to My Heart,” followed by “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me,” all three landing number one on the charts. She toured worldwide, including joining Michael Jackson for the European leg of his sold-out “Bad” tour, and did a one-off with Prince in his Lovesexy tour in 1988.
A Taste of Colorado draws more than 500,000 visitors annually. Five entertainment stages include national, local, and ethnic music in a variety of genres, children’s performers, and much more. Festivalgoers also can try a variety of culinary delights from more than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments, including a culinary showcase. Plus, visitors can enjoy the offerings of more than 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, as well as educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.
Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.