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Rod Stewart tribute artist plays at legion tomorrow

Vic Vaga played the Las Vegas strip for more than seven years
Rod Stewart tribute artist Vic Vaga
Rod Stewart tribute artist Vic Vaga will be performing at the Royal Canandian Canadian Legion in Olds on Jan. 25. Photo submitted

OLDS — This Saturday, Jan. 25, Rod Stewart tribute artist Vic Vaga will be doing a one-man show at the Royal Canadian Legion in Olds.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins at 7. Tickets are $25.

Vaga, originally from San Antonio, Texas, played Rod Stewart in the Las Vegas show Superstars on Stage. He played the Las Vegas strip for seven and a half years. He now lives in Vancouver after having married a Canadian woman.

It all began back in 1990 when Vaga dressed up as Rod Stewart as a Halloween prank. Eventually, that led him to Las Vegas.

“It’s a two and a half hour show, classic Rod hits sung live,” Vaga said.

“It’s all live, over musical concert tracks. But at the same time, there’s also live, acoustic music playing. In other words, I’ll pull out the guitar.

“Since Rod did a lot of unplugged acoustic songs, like Mandolin Wind — a lot of really classic Rod songs, I’ll perform those as well. It goes back in the vault. It’s not just Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? or Have I Told You Lately. It goes back to the early '70s.

“There’s some comedic banter and I think that’s important, because, if I didn’t do that it would just be me doing Karaoke. It has to be entertainment; it’s all about audience engagement.

“And on occasion, I’ve been known to throw in some Johnny Cash or Elvis because I’m such a big fan. Everybody loves that,” he added.

Vaga recalls performing at Olds College with a band about four years ago.

“It was a fantastic night and I think it’ll be a fantastic night this time.”

For more details, contact the legion at 403-556-6406.


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