The Taste of “Poison” or More Accurately, Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels


11125332_1011080572237040_611612953688862312_nAt this year’s 2015 Taste of Syracuse in and around Clinton Square you can sample delicious treats from a massive list of local establishments as well as the music of the always tasty Bret Michaels.

Brought to you by Tops Friendly Markets and AmeriCU Credit Union the 2015 Taste of Syracuse is an event that, like every year previously, is certain to be a fun-filled, food-filled time you won’t soon forget. This year’s Taste of Syracuse boasts an enormous collection of participants which include dozens of fine local restaurants, food vendors, exhibitors and of course, the Wine Garden. These festivities go on continuously from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Last Daze

Last Daze

both Friday, June 5 and Saturday, 6. As always the food and drink will be accompanied by fun and tons of live music. On Saturday, June 6, the 2015 Taste of Syracuse presents Classic Rock in the Evening, and from 9:20-11p.m. Bret Michaels will rock the crowd from the Kwik Fill Main Stage.

Bret Michaels, age 52, has been a staple of the music community since the 1980s. He first became a household name as the lead singer for a band called “Poison,” a band that during its career heights enjoyed more than six hit songs including favorites such as “Talk Dirty to Me” and chart-topping power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Bret Michaels has also enjoyed a highly successful solo career having released more than nine albums running the gamut from

Tim Herron

Tim Herron

Rock to Country. He has also been very visible in the media, and on various television shows, appearing either as performer Bret Michaels or as a reality TV personality. For more information, visit

So here is your chance to go enjoy a feast for the tummy from some of the best local establishments and a feast for the eyes and ears by way of the incredibly talented Bret Michaels.

For more information about participants, parking and more including a printable event map go to


Here is the entertainment schedule for Taste of Syracuse


Friday, June 5

KWIK FILL Main Stage (parking lot across from National Grid)

253899_231056196906152_496594_n12-1:30 p.m. – Lori Anne’s tribute to the Oldies

5:30-8 p.m. – Vinyl Albums Live (music of Paul McCartney, U2 and Alanis Morrisette)

8:15-9:30 p.m. – Gridley Paige

9:45-11 p.m. – Under the Gun


Erie Stage (Erie Blvd. between Franklin and Clinton Streets)

12-1:30 p.m. – Shakedown Revival



4:30-5:45 p.m. – Unknown Woodsmen

6-7:15 p.m. – Soul Risin’

7:35-9:05 p.m. – Shining Star Band (Grateful Dead music)

9:30-11 p.m. – Sophistafunk


Clinton Square Stage (Clinton Square across from the Post-Standard)

Just Joe

Just Joe

12-1:30 p.m. – Just Joe

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Jeffery Pepper Rodgers

4:45-5:35 p.m. – Tim Herron

5:50-7:30 p.m. – Kings of the Fall

8-9:15 p.m. – Prestige

9:30-11 p.m. – Stroke


Saturday, June 6

cny-130607-tosgarbageboatjpg-dfeeac7eb0563328KWIK FILL Main Stage

1-2 p.m. – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band

2:15-3:30 p.m. – Fabulous Ripcords

3:45-5:45 p.m. – The Nighthawks and Steady Rollin Bob Margolin

6-7 p.m. – Runnin’ with the Pack (Bad Company music)

7:20-8:50 p.m. – Hard Promises

9:20-11 p.m. – Bret Michaels


Under the Gun

Under the Gun

Express Mart Stage on Erie

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Colin Aberdeen

1:45-2:45 p.m. – Last Daze

3:05-4:30 p.m. – The Barndogs Plus (music of the Allman Brothers)

4:45-5:45 p.m. – Castle Creek

6:00-7:15 p.m. – Pale Green Stars

7:30-9:00 p.m. – Annie In The Water

9:20-11:00 p.m. – Joe Driscoll


Delta Airlines Clinton Square Stage

Dirtroad Ruckus

Dirtroad Ruckus

12-1:30 p.m. – Lori Anne’s tribute to the Oldies

1:45-2:45 p.m. – Shotgun Trio

3-4 p.m. – Grit & Grace

4:15-5:15 p.m. – Dirtroad Ruckus

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Joe Whiting

6:45-7:45 p.m. – Teagan and the Tweeds

8-9:15 p.m. – Driftwater

9:30-11 p.m. – TJ Sacco Band


Tiffany Reynolds
The Fuze Magazine




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