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Kids rock free at Queen Nation/Police Experience


Two highly renowned tribute acts, Queen Nation and The Police Experience, will rock the stage of the Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow at 7 p.m. as part of the city of Palmdale’s summer concert series.

Tickets are available at VIP tickets are sold out and general admission is $5. Kids under 12 are admitted free into general admission seating with a paid adult. Children under 12 must have a VIP ticket to sit in VIP area. Parking is free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. VIP ticket includes a chair (theater-style, first-come, first-served). General admission, bring your own chair. No outside food or drinks allowed. Concessions available, including beer and wine.

“You won’t find two better, more acclaimed or truer-to-the-original sounding bands than Queen Nation and The Police Experience,” said Palmdale’s Director of Recreation and Culture Keri Smith. “And with our offer of free admission for kids under 12 with a paid adult, you can introduce your kids to two of the most legendary groups in the history of rock music.”

“We’re especially pleased to welcome back Queen Nation to the Palmdale Amphitheater, as they rocked the house in 2008 and have remained  as the most popular tribute act to play the venue,” Smith added. “It will certainly be an evening to celebrate and enjoy some of the most popular rock tunes in history at the Antelope Valley’s best place to hear live music.”

Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. The band consists of Greg 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. For more info, visit

The Police Experience is widely considered to be THE most authentic Police tribute band in the world, performing nationally and internationally to deliver the ultra-high-energy show The Police were known for in the 1980s. This highly acclaimed tribute has even won the praise of the Police’s Stewart Copeland himself, who said of the band’s remarkable likeness: “every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee.”

Featuring Mike Neiland on drums/vocals, Jimbo Head on guitars/vocals and David Rasner on bass/keyboards/vocals, the band remains unmatched by any other Police tribute band for their authenticity. Performing classics such as “Roxanne,” “Walking On The Moon,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” and many more, audiences will be transported back to the 80s in a Police experience that is as close as it gets to the real thing. For more information, please visit

The Palmdale Amphitheater is sponsored by AVTA, Hunter Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Waste Management, Coca-Cola, American Medical Response, Logix Smarter Banking, AV Mall, Valleywide Dental, Heritage Sierra Medical Group, Hilton Garden Inn, Staybridge Suites, Opportunities for Learning, Lancaster JetHawks, Ventura Graphix, and Vince’s Pasta & Pizza.