The Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater goes country Saturday, Aug. 17, in the latest concert in the Music in the Mountains series.

The Kings of Country features a unique tribute to Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson featuring singers Philip Bauer and Michael Moore. Opening the show is Shannon Rae and 100 Proof, bringing her unique blend of country, rock, pop and bluegrass to the amphitheater stage.

“Help us use the power of music to unite and raise dollars for our seven conservation and educational programs we manage year-round,” said Stacy Gorin, executive officer for the Southern California Mountains Foundation. “The Kings of Country bring great country rock classics to the stage and encourage music fans to support our public lands.”

Tickets are available online at or in person at the Big Bear Discovery Center and Big Bear Visitor Center.

Parking and gates open at 5 p.m. The music begins at 6 p.m. General admission guests must bring their own chairs for seating in open areas. Youth age 12 and younger are admitted free. Dogs on leash are welcome.

No outside beverages allowed except sealed bottled water. All coolers, backpacks and handbags are searched at the entrance gate.

Premium bench seating area offers up close seats in the dance zone in the first three rows across all three sections.

Music in the Mountains is presented by Big Bear Vacations. It is the largest fundraiser for the Southern California Mountains Foundation.

Music in the Mountains proceeds benefit the foundation’s programs on conservation, recreation and education. Returning sponsors include Big Bear Visitors Bureau, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Mitsubishi Cement Company, Lockridge Tools, Resource Computer Solutions, Gresham Savage Attorneys at Law, Bear Valley Printing, California Land Management/Mountaintop Recreation, KBHR 93.3 and Mark Christopher Chevrolet.

The Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater is at 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin.

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