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Sunday on the Waterfront: King of Diamonds

Event Details

Sunday on the Waterfront: King of Diamonds

Time: October 20, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Meyer Amphitheatre
Street: 105 Evernia Street
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Phone: 5618221515
Event Type: free, movie/entertainment
Organized By: Sommer Zacher
Latest Activity: Sep 12

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Event Description

The Neil Diamond live performance legacy continues to be preserved for audiences all over the world through longtime Las Vegas performer Rob Garrett whose physical and vocal likeness to an early 1980's era Neil Diamond has been widely acclaimed as being "uncanny”.  Like his iconic alter-ego, Garrett was born in Brooklyn, NY. In 1974 he moved from New York City to Las Vegas where he later saw Diamond in live in 1976 when he made his Las Vegas debut opening the Theater for the Performing Arts at the Aladdin Hotel/Casino. 
 
In 1995, Garrett was personally hired by Paul Revere (leader/founder of "the Raiders") to portray Neil Diamond in the “Legends In Concert” show in Honolulu, Hawaii, the city’s biggest theatrical show and the world’s most popular celebrity impersonator review. What was to be a two-month “trial” engagement for Garrett ended up being a three year run. In August of 1998, Garrett returned home to Las Vegas and continued to perform intermittently with “Legends” for another 2 years before deciding to create his own Neil Diamond tribute show. 
 
Rob Garrett has received numerous awards over the years including “Male Tribute Artist of the Year”.  Arguably, no other tribute act is as identified with the artist he or she emulates more so than Garrett - who has also performed his show at more venues in Las Vegas than any other tribute artist. What makes Rob Garrett the best in the business is his reverence for Diamond, Diamond’s prolific library of music, and how he believes Neil Diamond should be remembered. 

 

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.  

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