Tributes to Lynyrd Skynrd, Eagles and Tim McGraw, the world’s first metal mariachi band and Hawaiian reggae band The Green make for a full September at The Cave Big Bear.
The Cave is Big Bear’s place to party with every seat front and center. and dance floor directly in front of the stage. With full cocktail service including offerings from Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. State-of-the-art lighting and sound system enhance the concert experience as do special effects like lasers, fog machines, even “snow” periodically falling, The Cave competes with down-the-hill clubs and presents an amazing lineup of shows.
Starting with LYVYN SKYNYRD on Sept. 4. Party to the music of the great Lynyrd Skynyrd with this quintessential tribute band as it recreates Ronnie Van Zant’s sound and powerful vocals and the dual lead guitar riffs that made the Southern rock band famous. From hits like “Simple Man” and “Sweet Home Alabama” to “Tuesday’s Gone” and deeper cuts like “The Needle and the Spoon” and “Poison Whiskey,” the band captures the spirit of Skynyrd. Tickets start at $15.
DESPERADO returns with its ultimate tribute to The Eagles on Sept. 10. Five talented lead vocalists and instrumentalists have honed their musical skills in a variety of professional projects and then focused their efforts on the music of one of the most popular bands of the 70’s. It’s an all-live presentation with no back tracks or samples
Desperado members have worked with Don Felder, J.D. Souther and Chris Farmer who played for Eagle Timothy B. Schmit’s solo project so they have a head start on the music. Not that they needed it; there’s guys who have traveled the world performing with the Beach Boys, Dick Dale, David Ruffin of the Temptations, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave and others.
None of which is news to people who have seen Desperado at Big Bear shows or Fremont Street Experience, Spotlight 29 casino, and at performances throughout the Southwest. Tickets start at $15.
THE GREEN takes The Cave stage Sept. 17 with a touch of island reggae. Its self-titled 2010 album featured the single “Love I,” the band’s breaththrough hit on Hawaiian radio. It stayed on the Billboard Reggae Chart an incredible 69 weeks—a category record—and the album was named iTunes Best Reggae Album of 2010. It finished #9 on Billboards Year End Reggae Chart along with Revelution, Matisyahu and Bob Marley.
Subsequent album Ways & Means spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae chart and took best album honors at Hawaii’s 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Third album Hawaii 13 also topped the charts. Tickets start at $34.50.
Heavy metal meets mariachi when METALACHI is at The Cave Sept. 24. The world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band puts on a rockin’ show and is in the midst of a nationwide tour across the country and back, hitting the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh and everything in between. Tickets are $15.
October 1 sees STRAIGHT UP McGRAW tribute to Tim Mc Graw by Tim Drinnon. He connects with fans on songs like “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Don’t Take the Girl,” “Something Like That,” “Please Remember Me” and many more. Rising Arizona country sweetheart Shari Rowe opens. Tickets start at $20.
Doors open for all shows at 6:30 p.m. with opening acts an hour later.
The Cave Big Bear; 40789 Village Dr. (909) 878-0204 or thecavebigbear.com.