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MIM brings rock symphony back with Music of Queen

Music in the Mountains will move its SummerFest outside tonight for another memorable twist on its classic music series — a rock 'n' roll concert backed up by its orchestra and a choir.

The nonprofit arts organization will present the "Music of Queen, A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular," under the stars and towering pines of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Gates open at 6.

Featuring the lead vocals of Michael Shotton, organizers say this is a concert not to be missed.

Shotton practically channels Freddie Mercury, according to Music in the Mountains.

Backed by a seven-piece band, with the music of MIM's Festival Orchestra and chorus members from throughout Nevada County, this will be a musical experience.

"I hate to say it, but we are definitely going to rock you," laughed Cristine Kelly, MIM executive director. "This is a production company that specializes in reviving the rock symphony genre. It is going to be out of this world."

Tickets for tonight's concert are $50 for premium seating, $30 for general admission in advance or $35 at the gate. Youth are $5 or you can purchase a family pass for $60 in advance for two adults and two children, general admission, or for $70 at the gate.

To purchase tickets, go online to http://www.musicinthemountains.org in advance, or get them at the gate. There is a $5 parking fee.

Patrons are asked to bring their own seating or blankets for the lawn.

Picnics are encouraged, or people can buy food from a vendor at the event.

No outside alcohol is allowed, but beer and wine will be available for purchase.

For more information, go to http://musicinthemountains.org/event/music-of-queen/.