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Concerts in the Park: Queen Nation
2019 Concerts in the Park presented by OneWest Bank
- Date: 07/14/2019 3:45 PM - 7:00 PM
- Location: Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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July 14 - Queen Nation
There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Freddie took showmanship by a rock front man to a new untapped level and was undisputedly crowned the lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger than life stage persona. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched.
Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of: Gregory Finsley on vocals and keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts.
Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – Bohemian Rhapsody – We Are The Champions – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private affairs.
Opening Band - Good Vibe
Good Vibe has been fueling huge interest in the South Bay playing alternative rock music. Good Vibe started in 2016 when lead singer, Austin Moseley and his best friend, Gavin McCree (drums) were looking to form a band. Through their manager, EJ they were soon joined by Slater Heidrich (bass) and Brooke Blake (vocals/keyboard). Slater and Brooke have been performing together since the third grade, 2011. Austin Moseley-lead vocals/guitar goes to Hermosa Valley, Brooke Blake - vocals/keyboard, goes to Vistamar , Gavin McCree- Drums, goes to Hermosa Valley and Slater Heidrich-bass, goes to Mira Costa High School.
The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park presented by is an annual event held each year at Polliwog Park.
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer! Seating is first come, first served! Concerts in the Park are free and well attended; early arrival to obtain prime lawn seating is encouraged. Concert goers are asked to leave pets at home. Use low backed chairs to minimize visibility issues behind you. Don't block the aisles. Be courteous to others. No smoking in the park. Watch your children, keep them off the stage and the stage apron. Climbing the trees in the park is not permitted. Place your trash in the bins throughout the park. NO-- pets, barbecues, skateboards, scooters, or roller blades are allowed in the park. Concert staff and security are not responsible for unattended chairs blankets and other picnic items. Please do not remove items (chairs, blankets, etc.) that do not belong to you.
Parking: Please note parking can be difficult around the park during the concert series. Carpooling, walking and use of taxi/rideshare is encouraged. All handicap parking will be at Begg Pool parking lot and there will be a rideshare/taxi pick-up and drop-off area on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Download the 2019 Concerts in the Park map (PDF).
*Concert band subject to change
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