This year the Huntsman World Senior Games celebrates its 30th year. To commemorate this "Diamond Anniversary" the Games has invited, direct from Las Vegas, Neil Diamond - The Tribute, featuring Rob Garret and the K.O.D. Band. This true to character, family-friendly tribute to one the greatest entertainers of all time, Neil Diamond, will come to the Burns Arena on the Campus of Dixie State University on Tuesday, October 11. Gates open at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is free to all and you will not want to miss this show.
Like his iconic counterpart, Rob Garrett was born in New York City. He began learning to sing and play guitar at the age of 13. In 1974, his parents relocated to Las Vegas which still remains his home. In 1980 he formed the group "Rock 'n' Roll Heaven" and for 15 years, achieved prominence as the leader and front man of Las Vegas' premiere "oldies" and classic rock group. The band earned a large local following, performing consistently in various bars, clubs, lounges, and showroom's around Las Vegas.
In 1994, fully aware that the celebrity impersonator industry was becoming a huge business, Rob made the decision to take his career in a different direction by paying tribute to one of his all time favorites and boyhood idol, the legendary Neil Diamond. Rob personally auditioned for Paul Revere (founder/leader of the "Raiders") for "Legends in Concert'', which was known as the most popular celebrity impersonator production show in the world. He got the job and worked with 'Legends' on and off for the next 5 years. Today, Rob Garrett has established himself as the world's most popular and requested Neil Diamond tribute artist, earning the title "King of Diamonds". He continues to set the standard in the industry by performing his tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter around the country in venues usually reserved for national/name acts.
Speaking of this incredible show, veteran Las Vegas columnist, Norm Johnson wrote… “Of all the Tribute Artists running around Las Vegas (and elsewhere), there is none better than Garrett.”
On Sept. 17th, 2013, Rob became the first tribute artist ever to receive the “Tribute Artist of the Year”/”Excellence in Entertainment” award from the Entertainment Consumers Exchange and on October 24th he was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Southern Nevada Chapter as one “Nevada’s Finest” for his contributions in the Entertainment field.