Come celebrate the life of the iconic Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the legendary band Queen. Don a mustache and enjoy the hit songs performed by local talent.

The initiative Freddie for a Day is coming to the area to celebrate the rock icon Freddie Mercury and to raise AIDS awareness.  The music event will be held on August 10th at the OBERON in Cambridge.  Proceeds will benefit both the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts and the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s lead singer who died in 1991 from AIDS.

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, advocating at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies, conducting cutting edge HIV prevention programs, and providing health and wellness services to people already living with HIV. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action is New England’s largest AIDS service organization.

No/Hugs, The Womps, Dan Masterson, and the all-female Queen tribute band Gunpowder Gelatine will perform many of Queen’s hits.   Best-selling author and talk radio host Michele McPhee will act as MC and special guests are in the works.   In addition, a raffle and a costume contest will be held.  1510 WMEX is a media sponsor.

Tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be purchased on the OBERON’s website or by calling their box office at 617-547-8300.


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