Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County hosting Neil Diamond tribute benefit

The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is hosting a Neil Diamond tribute concert to benefit the many animals in need in Sumter County.

The event will be held Friday, May 17 at North Lake Presbyterian Church, located at 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. The concert, which is being presented in conjunction with Allengang Entertainment, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking HERE or at the HS/SPCA’s office in Lake Panasoffkee.

David Jericko performs as Neil Diamond and is backed by a band of professional musicians who have performed with some of the industry’s biggest stars.

The event features veteran vocalist and tribute artist David Jericko, who is backed by a band of professional musicians who have performed with some of the industry’s biggest stars. Jericko embodies the essence of Neil Diamond when he performs, with crowd favorites being everything from “Solitary Man” to “Love on the Rocks.”

The show will have general admission seating – first-come, first-served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. but concertgoers are encouraged to arrive as early as 5 p.m. to meet some of the many adoptable animals that are available and to enjoy light refreshments in the church’s lobby. Additional pet information also will be available, as will merchandise provided by the HS/SPCA as part of the charitable event.

HS/SPCA Director Joe Sprague

“We’re very fortunate to have such a great performer help our non-profit raise much-needed funds while delivering such favorite songs we all know by heart,” said HS/SPCA Director Joe Sprague. “Ticketholders will help our no-kill organization continue serving more animals in need. We invite people to have an even greater time because they’re helping save a life, too.”

The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is a non-profit, no-kill organization helping animals in need throughout Sumter County. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals.

You can learn more about the HS/SPCA at, by calling (352) 793-9117 or on Facebook by clicking HERE. Residents are encouraged to visit the facility at 994 CR 529A in Lake Panasoffkee. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kennel pet viewing is available Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and visitors are always welcome.