“I Am I Said”

“I Am I Said,” featuring members of Bobby Vee's family, will be Friday, Sept. 29, at the Surf Ballroom & Museum in Clear Lake.

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“I Am I Said,” a concert featuring the music of Neil Diamond, will feature Matt Vee (Velline), nephew of the late Bobby Vee.

The special seated performance will be Friday, Sept. 29, at the Surf Ballroom & Museum in Clear Lake. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance at 641-357-6151 or surfballroom.com. Tickets will be $18 at the door.

Bobby Vee took over for Buddy Holly on the Winter Dance Party Tour after the fatal plane crash in 1959.

Matt Vee performed 13 years with regional rock band Johnny Holm, then reunited with his uncle Bobby, and Bobby’s sons, Jeff and Tom, on tour from 2002-04. He has since performed with his cousins as The Vees.

Now, the Vee family – along with Matt’s wife Julie – pays homage to Diamond, who has sold more than 100 million records with songs such as “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “I Am I Said.”

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