Important update: Tonight’s live performance has been cancelled.
- Tickets to Neil Diamond Tribute with Eddie Diamond
- When: Saturday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Arizona Event Center
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- $13 for two general-admission tickets (up to $30 value)
- $59 for one VIP package for four with table and bottle service (up to $125 value)
Hot August Night 2015 Neil Diamond Tribute
- Hot August Night for rookies: the mega-platinum double-live album that encapsulated Neil at his sun-soaked ’70s best, recorded during a sold-out 10-night reign of LA’s Greek Theatre
- The ringer: Eddie “Diamond” Kij, who possesses Neil’s silken voice, come-hither eyebrows, in-show banter, and hypnotic sequined shirts
- The raves: he won AZ Diamond’s Best of Scottsdale award in both 2012, 2013, and 2014
- The show: backed by his sturdy five-piece, Eddie Diamond recreates the vibe of Hot August Night with roughly 30 tunes such as “Cherry Cherry,” “Brother Love,” and “America”
Arizona Event Center
Wanting to see more art, music, and entertainment in their town, a few local businessmen decided to take matters into their own hands and build a venue flexible enough to host all three. Their creation—the 30,000 square foot Arizona Event Center—boasts three stages between the back theater and front pavilion, comfortably hosting up to 4,000 guests at any given time. They rent the versatile space out for concerts, sporting events, trade shows, comedy nights, and even weddings, enhancing each experience with a professional lighting and sound system.
While the place itself is already impressive, the owners supplement its intrinsic charms with local business partnerships. The Mesa Police Department oversees certain security duties, liquor and energy drink companies supply complementary goods as advertisements, visitors are served food, snacks, and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and Clean Air Cab makes sure that plenty of vehicles are on hand to ferry away partiers who took advantage of the full bar or donated their rides to a monster truck rally.