SaddleBrooke’s Desert View Performing Arts Center is hosting a Rod Stewart performance this weekend. Minus Rod Stewart.

Channeling the  100 million record-selling artist will be Gregory Wolfe, a Long Beach, Calif.-based impressionist who will perform along with a 15-piece orchestra.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive in SaddleBrooke.

Wolfe will perform the work of Stewart, as well as Stewart-flavored covers of the work of others, ranging from pop standards to soul, Motown and blues.

Opening acts include Nick Davies, who will perform Michael Bublé songs, Chelsea Faulds, who will sing like Natalie Cole, as well as pianist Terry Davies.

Pat Beeks, director of events for the 488-seat DesertView Performing Arts Center, said this is one of the most exciting concerts the venue has hosted since opening in 2005.

“I think it’s  going to be one of the best we’ve ever had,” Beeks said. “It’s the best of everything. I think it’s  going to be phenomenal.”

Check out the full story in Thursday's Northwest Star

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.