Taylor Dayne Stars Under Stars at Music Series

Taylor Dayne stars at Big Bear music seriesStars come out under the stars during the expanded “Music in the Mountains” summer outdoor concert series at Big Bear Discovery Center, starting June 25 with headliner Taylor Dayne.

The pop and freestyle superstar is at the Greek Theater in July, but listeners will be a lot closer at Discovery Center’s outdoor amphitheater when she kicks off the six-event series, enjoying favorites like the #1 Billboard hit “Love Will Lead You Back” and her debut single “Tell It to My Heart” which reached #7. Dayne’s had an astounding 18 songs reach the top 20 including recent chart-toppers “Floor on Fire” and “Beautiful” which reached the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club chart, third time she’s reached the top.

During her career Dayne has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations and appeared in many film, television and Broadway stage roles including Elton John’s Aida. Under the pine trees in the forest will make for a great setting—Sophie B. Hawkins opens—and general admission (bring your own lawn chair) is just $40, or sit really close with $75 VIP bench seating.

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Those are the same prices for two other two national headliners on the schedule, John Waite on July 23 and Marshall Tucker Band which closes the series September 3. Waite is a perfect fit for Music in the Mountains. The onetime lead singer for The Babys and then Bad English, he’s best known for his 1984 monster hit “Missing You.” The tune soared to #1 on the charts.

Other Waite hits include “Every Step of the Way,” “If Anybody Had a Heart” and “Tears.” More recently the title track from his album “Rough and Tumble” hit the top spot on classic rock radio.

Marshall Tucker Band is another group made for listening under the stars. The group helped define Southern rock with its mix of blues, country, rock and Gospel, with a driving sound that led to hits like “Ramblin’, ” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Take the Highway,” “Heard it in a Love Song” and iconic “Can’t You See.” The group closes Music in the Mountains over Labor Day weekend on September 3.

Mix in two tribute  bands that have been series favorites for years, DSB paying homage to Journey (August 6) and The Long Run’s music of the Eagles (Aug. 20), along with Wild Child’s tribute to The Doors (July 16), and you have a powerful series indeed. Tribute show tickets are $30, less than last year, and premium seats $40.

Save with season passes that include all events for $185 or $305 premium. “Pick 3” packages are also available.

Guests will enjoy new stage sound and lighting.systems brought in by Stone Entertainment Group along with improved food and drink service. An expanded menu includes tri-tip sandwiches, barbecue chicken and ribs, even prosciutto cheese and wine baskets. Guests are still welcome to bring their own picnic meals but no outside coolers since there’s a nice assortment of craft beers and wines plus full cocktail service.

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