If you want to have a “fantastic” Valentine’s Day, Canyon Santa Clarita can be your one-stop shop for a night of great fun, where you can hear classics like “America,” “Play Me” or “Sweet Caroline.”
And for all the lovebirds looking for a romantic show, the Neil Diamond tribute band Fantastic Diamond, led by frontman Kevin Hogan, might be the perfect opportunity.
Hogan was discovered in 2001 by an entertainment agency in Simi Valley where he was performing karaoke. He now plays regular shows with Fantastic Diamond, giving the Vegas vibe complete with wigs and lots of “Cherry, Cherry” and “Love On the Rocks” callbacks.
Hogan is also in a cover band, Tasty Thieves, but Diamond has been a long-term project and a labor of love.
“Neil is someone I’ve been mimicking almost my whole life, because my mom was a huge fan growing up,” he said.
Unfortunately, the real Neil Diamond has stepped back his touring schedule due to recent health complications he announced on his website. However, the upcoming show is a chance to enjoy his timeless classics in a live setting, performed by a big fan of Diamond’s work.
If you want to check it out for yourself, Canyon Santa Clarita is hosting the band’s six-person live performance on Feb. 14.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the headliner begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $19.50, and can be purchased at wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
Find the Canyon Santa Clarita on the ground floor of the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Get tickets at the box office 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, by phone at 888-645-5006, or via TicketMaster.com. For more info, visit WheremusicmeetstheSoul.com.