MIM brings rock symphony back with Music of Queen
June 28, 2013
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/.
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