Sat., June 29, Symphonic Spectacular: The Music of Queen

Nevada County Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m., $5-$50

Although no one will probably ever come close to matching the colorful and charismatic personality of Freddie Mercury, British singer Michael Shotton (pictured) comes pretty damn close to sounding like him. Shotton—backed by a seven-piece band and the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra in a show called Symphonic Spectacular: The Music of Queen—seeks to recreate the live atmosphere of a Queen concert. This performance is part of Music in the Mountains' SummerFest 2013 concert series. Checkered unitards and suspenders are optional. 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley,