What’s the best way to commemorate the life and music of Elvis? Events, celebrations and “concerts,” of course! Below are a list of officially licensed Elvis festivals, events and contests taking place around the world. Be sure to visit this page often for updates as new Elvis events will be added as they are confirmed.
ELVIS PRESLEY – ON STAGE
April 24 - June 9, 2014
Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a live band, singers and an orchestra. Together, this multi-media creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert presented exactly like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. The contemporary staging and overall production create the illusion that Elvis is on stage for his finest concert performances. Take advantage of the pre-sale by clicking here or by calling 0844 338 0000 and use code "Strictly Elvis." See complete schedule.
São Paulo Elvis Festival Produced by Maria Klein R. Magalhães
May 17 - 18, 2014
São Paulo, SP - Brazil
The 2014 São Paulo Elvis Festival features two days of Elvis entertainment including a two-day preliminary for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Tribute artists will compete for over $5,000 in prize money in three categories: ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. This an open enrollment contest with over 30 competitors. For more information on how to compete, visit SaoPauloElvisFest.com
or call 0055-11-5505-9048.
Iowa Ultimate ETA Contest Presented by Brown Production
May 17 - 18, 2014
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Join us for the first ever Ultimate in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the beautiful Horseshoe Casino and Resort We'll hold 4 rounds of competition with the winner receiving $2000, plus qualification to the semi-finals in Memphis during Elvis Week 2014. Ticket information available soon. ETA's interested in competing please call 262-338-2498 or go to ElvisTributeContest.com
LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival Produced by Sherry Management, LLC
May 28 - June 1, 2014
Lake George, New York
The 2014 LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival features five days of Elvis entertainment including a three-day preliminary for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The weekend features the "Jukebox LIVE show" on Thursday, a Friday night headline show starring Ultimate ETAs Shawn Klush and Cody Slaughter, and a Saturday night headline show starring Ultimate ETA Ben Portsmouth. The exciting weekend will also feature appearances by several international Elvis Tribute artists. For tickets and information visit ElvisFestival.com
or call 888-406-5885.
Myrtle Beach Ultimate ETA
May 30 – 31, 2014
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
More details will be announced soon.
Tupelo Elvis Festival
June 5 - 8, 2014
Come celebrate Elvis, Tupelo's native son, and enjoy live music, southern food and fun activities for the entire family! The Tupelo Elvis Festival will take place June 5 - 8. Contestants will compete to represent Tupelo during Elvis Week 2014. Each night, former Tupelo winners will perform their tribute to the King of Rock 'n’ Roll, including shows from Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Cody Slaughter and Jay Dupuis. ETAs interested in competing can download the form here
and click here
to learn more about purchasing tickets.
Pacific Penticton Northwest Elvis Festival
June 27 - 29, 2014
Penticton, BC, Canada
The Penticton Elvis Society celebrates its 12th Annual Elvis Festival bringing Elvis fans from far and wide to the perfect holiday haven – Penticton, British Columbia. Dozens of tribute artists grace the outdoor stages which are set around the picturesque Okanagan Lake, along with special guests – “Friends Of Elvis”. It’s a wonderful weekend of remembering Elvis through his extensive musical library, and touching stories from those who knew him about how he touched their lives. For more information, please visit PentictonElvisFestival.com
Europe’s Tribute To Elvis Festival
July 4 – 6, 2014
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
The second annual Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Festival will take place at the Blackpool Winter Gardens and will be creating a world-class event honoring everything Elvis. Hosted by Tees Events Ltd, the event will feature the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist preliminary contest, Elvis-themed shows, including Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, and Ben Portsmouth who will be gracing our stage in the Empress Ballroom. Plus we have special guests Charles Stone, Sam Thompson, Suzi Quatro and Cynthia Peper, merchandise stalls, after-show private parties, raffles and much more. For more information please visit ElvisFestival.co.uk
Ultimate ETA Contest at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Casino Presented by Brown Production
July 10 - 12, 2014
Cherokee, North Carolina
If you like a heavy dose of competition then Harrah's Cherokee is the place for you. Considered as the grandaddy of Ultimate Prelims, this contest has $17,500 in prize money with and the winner receiving $7500, plus qualification to the semi-finals in Memphis during Elvis Week 2014. Located in the majestic Smokey Mountains, Harrah's Cherokee Resort and Casino is an incredible destination for your next adventure. Ticket information available soon. ETA's interested in competing please call 262-338-2498 or go to ElvisTributeContest.com
Las Vegas Elvis Festival
July 10 - 13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV (former Las Vegas Hilton)
The festival is an Elvis fans’ festival which takes place at the legendary LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), arguably one of the most historic locations in the career of Elvis Presley. The Heart of the King Awards Ceremony and Concert will feature performances by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Dean Z, Ben Portsmouth and Cody Slaughter. The festival will also feature a Saturday night concert starring Ultimate Elvis tribute Artist and the BBC’s ‘World’s Greatest Elvis’ Shawn Klush. To learn more about purhcasing tickets, call 1-800-222-5361 or visit LasVegasElvisFestival.com
Viva Surfers Paradise
July 11 - 20, 2014
Surfers Paradise Beach & Foreshore, Queensland, Australia
Viva Surfers Paradise is back and it's bigger than ever! Now running over 10 days, guests can enjoy the ever popular Elvis Tribute Artist competition, along with an array of other viva legends and various community activations. Throughout the week you will see a range of music activities and workshops for everyone. The final weekend of entertainment features the Elvis Tribute Artist contest on July 18 - 19, plus additional music feature performances from one of the world’s leading Elvis performers, Chris Connor. For more information, visit SurfersParadise.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11 - 12, 2014
The world-renowned Michigan Elvisfest is the place where Elvis fans flock by the thousands every July to pay homage to the King of Rock 'n' Roll and to hear the most award-winning professional Elvis tribute artists in North America, as well as other talented Legend tribute artists. Fans can learn more about this year's festivities and order tickets by visiting MIElvisFest.org
12th Annual Elvis Tampa Bay Festival/Contest at Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds (Expo Hall)
July 19, 2014
303 E. Lemon St. Plant City, FL (11 miles East of Tampa)
Organized by the Elvis: Tampa Bay TCB Fan Club
Enjoy fun festival activities featuring Elvis tribute artists, Elvis memorabilia, Elvis performances, plus live music and shows all day. For ticket information (VIP and general tickets) and/or contestant registration forms, visit ElvisTampaTCB.com
, email ElvisTampaTCB@yahoo.com
or call 813-977-6011. Deadline for contestants to enter is July 5, 2014. (Limit 20-22 ETA's to enter)
The Collingwood Elvis Festival
July 23 - 27, 2014
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
The Collingwood Elvis Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a five-day celebration of the life, music, and career of Elvis Presley. With four Vegas-style shows, 100+ tribute artists, and multiple tribute artist competitions, if you’ve never been, this is the year! This year's festival pays tribute to #ElvisGold showcasing the gold singles, albums, and moments that made #Elvis famous, all brought to life by past Collingwood champions. Join the festival family and buy your tickets now at CollingWoodElvisFestival.com
Hard Rock Last Chance
August 8 - 10, 2014
More details will be announced soon.
Elvis Week 2014
August 9 - August 17, 2014
Elvis Week 2014 will take place Saturday, August 9 - Sunday, August 17, at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. We are excited to be bringing back the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland this year so fans can enjoy their Elvis Week days on the Graceland campus with us and participate in some new exciting events! Stay tuned to Graceland.com for more updates on a complete schedule of events, tickets, special guests and more. See a recap of Elvis Week 2013.
2014 Graceland Lighting Ceremony
November 21, 2014
*Specific event locations and details are subject to change.
Experience the magic of the holiday season when the holiday lights come alive for another year at Graceland in Memphis on November 21, 2014. Join special guests as we "flip the switch" and officially light the Graceland property and kick off the holiday festivities. We are predicting a 100% chance of snow and Santa, decked out like the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will also be available for pictures with the kids following the lighting ceremony. See a recap of the 2013 Lighting Ceremony.