by Timothy Rutt
Sheriff Support Group Summer Concert Series producer Robert Klomburg passed on this warning to us: Van Nixholme, whose All American Audio Visual provides the sound and light for the Farnsworth concert series as well as others around the area, said that next Saturday's artist, Dean Colley, usually draws 2,000 people to a concert. Then he sent this note about Colley's concert a couple of weeks ago in La Canada:
We had well over 3000 people in attendance. No place for a quarter to land. To top it off Dean announced to these 3000 + people what he was going to be doing on Sept. 7th. and exactly where that is.... Be afraid Bob, be very afraid.
Since the Farnsworth Park Amphitheater only holds about 900 souls, it could get interesting.
Colley's Neil Diamond tribute band, "Hot August Night," lands at Farnsworth Park Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 PM, in a triumphant return of a popular favorite.
Colley has been performing in rock bands since 1982, after leaving the University of Southern California, where he was studying biology. 15 years of playing in bars and regional fairs followed playing rock and roll covers with other local musicians. All the while, people began taking notice of Dean’s ever more prominent resemblance to Neil Diamond. Soon, audience members were asking Dean if he did any Neil Diamond songs.