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Live tribute band Simply Queen coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center on Feb. 23

Live tribute band Simply Queen coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center on Feb. 23

The music of Queen dominated the airwaves and stadium tours throughout the 1970s and '80s. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Simply Queen brings the group's sounds and on-stage theatrics to life at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Benton Harbor. 

 This completely live tribute band performs all the iconic songs that have made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. Simply Queen faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen's live shows, musically and visually capturing the amazing Queen experience that has filled stadiums worldwide. 

 From "Killer Queen" and "We Are the Champions" to "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," Simply Queen's playlist delivers the hits along with choice album cuts from the famed Queen catalog.

The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock (vocals/piano/guitar), CC Lambrick (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Mitch Taylor (bass/vocals), and Phil Charrette (drums/vocals). Based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, these veteran musicians have performed at festivals, theatres, and arenas across North America and beyond.

Tickets for Simply Queen are available now at and by calling 269-927-8700, option 1. Tickets may also be purchased in person through the Mendel Center box office weekdays from noon – 2 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. and two hours before show times in the Mainstage lobby.

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.


Mendel Center 2023-2024 Season Sponsors
Stage Side Sponsors
: Meijer, Sturgis Bank, TPC Technologies, Wales Wealth Management Group,
Platinum Sponsor: CK Catering, Forte Coffee
Media Partners: 97.5 Y Country, 98.3 The Coast, The Herald Palladium, The Lake 95.7, MailMax, News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, Rock 107 WIRX, SuperHits 103.7
Preferred Partner Hotels: The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
Artistic Partners: Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Twin City Players


About the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mendel Center season performance in the fall of 1992. Since then, it has presented performances and guest speakers to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979 and fully renovated in 2019, is a 13,700-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 229-seat Hanson Theatre, which was renovated in 2020, hosts numerous Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department performances as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.


Posted January 03, 2024

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