Valley Cultural Centers
Valley Cultural Center
Noho Summer Nights

Queen Nation – A Tribute to the Music of Queen

Date: June 16 |
7:00 PM: Opening Act - Marina V
8:00 PM: Headliner

Queen Nation - Tribute to Queen

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. 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 & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and ParkerCombs 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. In 2013 Queen Nation was recognized as The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest and their cutting edge network AXS TV. Queen Nation was given a 1hr LIVE national broadcast from the Roxy in Hollywood, to 40 million viewers.  Most recently, Queen Nation was selected by The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team to perform on the infield of Angel Stadium as part of their Flashback Weekend.

Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – We Are The Champions – Bohemian Rhapsody – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more.


VCC Emerging Artist Showcase Performer:

Marina VMarina V

Marina V is an award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer and songwriter with a “hauntingly beautiful” voice (LA TIMES) and “melodic and passionate” music (The Washington Post). A self-described “musical lovechild of The Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky”, Marina grew up in Moscow and has been singing and writing songs since a very young age.
After being rewarded a prestigious scholarship, Marina came to America at the age of 15, by herself.  She has since self-released several albums and, together with her husband/co-writer, Nick Baker, has played over 900 shows worldwide.
Marina has collaborated with Grammy & Emmy winners, platinum-selling artists and legends like Jack Douglas, received many awards, and has been praised for her work as a cultural ambassador by Senator Bill Bradley.  She has written multiple songs for films, video games, ads and has had her songs on NBC, CBS, SONY, Oprah Winfrey Network, Lifetime and The National Geographic, among many others. She’s written several songs for NBC’s Days of Our Lives and even appeared singing on screen.
Her supportive fans have played an instrumental part in her success, sponsoring the creation of all of her albums, including her newest ones: INNER SUPERHERO and BORN TO THE STARS (2017).