This is a state of the art venue, fully equipped with great sound and lighting, and the backdrop is gorgeous mountain views, really the ideal place to see a live concert.
Queen Nation is a fun romp through all of Queens hits, the entire band was truly phenomenal, and the audience ate it up.
Queen Nation, is an amazingly accurate tribute to a throwback 70s-80s Queen concert, The show was formed in 2004 by LA based music agency DMHE. Queen Nation is the West Coast’s longest running most authentic fully costumed re- creation of a Vintage Queen concert. The show consists of four musicians who all sing and perform in character and in period costumes while playing live note-for-note renditions of Classic Queen songs. Featured front man Vocalist Gregory Finsley who is an amazing singer with an uncanny tone that matches the late great Freddie Mercury to a tee. Gregory also is an excellent concert trained pianist which allows him to accurately re- create what Freddie Mercury magically did live on stage in Queen’s original four piece lineup. Queen Nation has been crowned by their loyal legions of fans as “The Peoples Choice Tribute To Queen Champions ” and rightly so because arguably they are one of the hardest working tribute bands in the US . They did 150 shows across the US in 2019 alone. They have also been blessed by being recently inducted into the California Music Hall Of Fames 2020 inaugural class, and voted The Best Live! Band at the 2020 VCMA’s .
Queen Nation consists of: Gregory Finsley on vocals & 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.
The Yucaipa Performing Arts Center (YPAC) opened in spring of 2019 and is a 16,200 sq. ft. facility with a 10,500 sq. ft. multi-purpose theater, which has retractable, seating for up to 291. The versatile space allows for audiences of up to 500 standing as well as configurations for receptions and meetings. In addition, there is an indoor/outdoor stage with an adjoining 14,000 sq. ft. open-air plaza for audiences. The YPAC is intended to provide space for all types of performing arts including concerts, dance, theatre, galas, and major events. Throughout the year the City also hosts a number of festivals, which include live performances, in the Historic Uptown district where YPAC is located.
At the heart of Yucaipa’s past and future is the Historic Uptown District, centered on the intersection of Yucaipa Boulevard and California Street. This district encompasses the site of Yucaipa’s historic downtown, which dates back to the early 1900s. Today, this District is the venue for numerous annual events, including the Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, Autumnfest, and Winterfest.
Look on their calendar for upcoming events, it is worth a trip to this lovely mountain town to check out what YPAC has to offer.
Yucaipa Performing Arts Center
12062 California Street
Yucaipa, CA 92399
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