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Southern California Mountains Foundation

‘Mirage’ Returns to play at Music in the Mountains

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The nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation welcomes returning band, Mirage, Visions of Fleetwood Mac, co-headlining with the very talented Petty and the Heartshakers, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Tickets on sale at MountainsFoundation.org

Mirage and Petty and the Heartshakers are incredible talent that we are lucky to host here at the best outdoor venue in Southern California.  Come let the power of music to help unite and raise dollars for our six conservation and educational programs,” shared Stacy Gorin, Southern California Mountains Foundation Executive Officer.  “We have a great lineup of bands for this Music in the Mountains event and encourage all Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty fans to come out and support our public lands.”   

The ‘Music in the Mountains’ outdoor summer concert series is the largest fundraiser for the Southern California Mountains Foundation; presented by lodging partner, Big Bear Vacations.  

Tickets are available at MountainsFoundation.org; adult premium $48, adult general admission $37.  Children 12 and under are free.  On-site parking is sold separately at $20 each vehicle. Free parking with shuttle service will be available.  

Mirage - Visions of Fleetwood Mac celebrates the classic lineup of the legendary superstar band. Based in Los Angeles, the members of "Mirage" capture the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac live in concert. The band is a spinoff of the highly successful band, "Bella Donna - A Tribute to Stevie Nicks", which was awarded the highest honor of being praised by the real Ms. Nicks after she heard a live performance by singer Michelle Tyler and the band. "Bella Donna" also appeared on AXS TV after being crowned one of the "World's Greatest Tribute Bands". "Mirage" focuses squarely on Fleetwood Mac and their Greatest Hits in the five piece authentic concert recreation.

Tickets may be purchased online or at three walk-up locations:  
      Big Bear Discovery Center, open Thursday-Monday, 9am to 4pm
      Big Bear Visitors Center, 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake; open 7 days 9am to 5pm 
      Big Bear Vacations, 41693 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, open 7 days; 9am to 4pm   

All ticket options and parking are available at these locations.  In addition, a locals’ discount for local full-time residents, active and retired military, first responders- fire and police, and Mountains Foundation volunteers is available at $30 adult general admission for all concerts with proof of ID. An online option is available for this discount, use discount code LOCAL at online checkout.  

Petty and the Heartshakers are an all professional band from Las Vegas that pay homage to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Lead vocals, Dan Grennes, not only looks like Tom, but has the same vocal range and is able to personify him like no other through his music and mannerisms. Dan has a deep regard for Mr. Petty and tries to keep his music alive by respectfully channeling him.  Petty and the Heartshakers are Les Warner (bass), Chris Cicchino (lead guitar), Andy Gerold (drums), Dan Grennes (lead vocals, guitar), Brenda Fitz (keyboards) and Sara D'Arce (background vocals). Don’t miss this great experience!

Food concessionaire, local from the Alpenhorn of Big Bear Lake offers gourmet burgers, sultry salads and grab-and-go drinks and snacks at family-friendly prices.  Together with a full service bar, guests can help raise additional funds with their pallets.   Guest may bring their own picnic basket to enjoy under the stars; however, no outside beverages (except sealed bottled water) are allowed in accordance with state ABC license regulations.   

Members of the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation will have early access from Noon to 3pm to reserve their seats prior to the gates officially opening at 5pm, for all concert dates.  A special $20 Music in the Mountains concert membership is available at the time of ticket purchase; one per family is required to enter early.  

Free parking will be available in the Meadows Edge picnic area parking lot; located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center entrance.  A free shuttle will run from 5:00pm to 10:00pmHandicap parking will be available at the Discovery Center to a limited number of cars on a first-come basis at no charge with state-approved placard or license plate on vehicle; thereafter, additional handicap parking will be available at $20 each vehicle subject to availability. Go Green and take the Big Bear Trolley to the event.
Convenient, drop off at ticket gate, flexible hourly schedule, safe and fun transportation, $5 weekend fare; just bring your beach chairs! Check with www.mountainsfoundation.org for more details. 

Music in the Mountains proceeds will continue to benefit the Mountains Foundation’s six powerful programs that focus on conservation, recreation, and education; many benefitting the Big Bear Valley.   In addition to Big Bear Vacations, returning and new sponsors include Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, Big Bear Visitors Bureau, Mitsubishi Cement Company, California Land Management-Mountaintop Recreation, Sierra Nevada, RCS, Mark Christopher Auto Center, MARTA,  KBHR 93.3, Bear Valley Printing, and BigBear.com.  Our last great show of the season will be “The Long Run,” Experience the Eagles on September 1st. 

For a video sample of the headliners: 



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