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2017 Ultimate ETA Contests

Below you will find a list of the 2017 official preliminary round locations that have been licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises. Each of these official locations receives a spot in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round held during Elvis Week 2017 for their winner. 

In addition to holding a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, many of these festivals and fairs listed below offer days of Elvis-themed concerts and other special events. Please visit each of their websites for more details on how to purchase tickets and for more about their event. 


6th Annual Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival

August 19 - 21, 2016 
Tweed, Ontario, Canada


Oliver Steinhoff will represent the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.

24th Annual Elvis FANtasy Festival

October 7 - 9, 2016 
Portage, Indiana

Matt King will represent the Elvis FANtasy Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.

Ocean City Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events
October 27 - 30, 2016 
Ocean City, Maryland

Diogo Light will represent the Ocean City Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.

Parkes Elvis Festival 

January 11 - 15, 2017
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

Brendon Chase will represent the Parkes Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.

Elvis Weekend

January 21 - 22, 2017
Tucson, Arizona
Elvis Weekend at the Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, will feature a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The winner will advance to the Semifinal Round in Memphis. Learn more.

Ultimate ETA Contest Preliminary Round 

January 27 - 28, 2017
Sioux City, Iowa
A preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The winner of this round will advance to the Semifinal Round in Memphis. Learn more.

Georgia Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events
March 9 - 12, 2017
Brunswick, Georgia
Come to Brunswick as the town rolls out the red carpet to welcome the fifth annual Georgia Elvis Festival.  Our new host hotel has great space for after hours events and the Ritz theater is a perfect intimate setting for a long weekend with your Elvis friends.  This year’s event features performances by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Cody Ray Slaughter and David Lee with Di Light, Travis Powell, Austin Irby, Irv Cass and the Change of Habit tribute band.  The festival includes a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.  Tickets currently available.  Learn more at ElvisFestival.com.

Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Japan

March 26, 2017
Kobe, Japan
The winner of this preliminary round will advance to the Semifinal Round in Memphis during Elvis Week. More details TBA.

Nashville Elvis Festival

March 30 - April 2, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
The Nashville Elvis Festival is a weekend of live music performances, celebrity appearances, on-stage interviews with Elvis’ friends and band members and an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round. Hosted by Tom Brown, the weekend includes a gospel concert, concerts by Elvis Tribute Artists Bill Cherry and Jay Dupuis and special guests including Sandy and Wink Martindale, Norbert Putnam, Jerry Schilling and more. Visit NashvilleElvisFestival.com for more.

Branson Elvis Festival

April 7 - 9, 2017
Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, Branson, Missouri

The Branson Elvis Festival's schedule of events includes an Elvis Vendor Village, youth and senior youth contests, karaoke, meet and greet dinners and a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Visit BransonElvisFestival.com for details

Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events 
April 27 - 30, 2017
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Produced in part by Legends in Concert the Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival brings some of the world’s best Elvis entertainers to this year round tourist destination.  This year’s event features world renown Elvis Tribute Artists Ryan Pelton and Ted Torres, along with Irv Cass, the Change of Habit tribute band and performance of the Legends in Concert show. With performances both at the Legends theater and along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this is an event not to miss.  The festival includes a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.  Tickets will go on sale this fall. Learn more at ElvisFestival.com.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival 

May 19 - 21, 2017
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The Niagara Falls Elvis Festival features a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, "The Story of Elvis" performance featuring Dean Z and Tim "E," "The Killer and The King" performance featuring Bill Cherry as Elvis and Joe Passion as Jerry Lee Lewis, a gospel show and much more. Find more information at NiagaraFallsElvisFestival.com

Texas' Tribute to Elvis Festival 

May 26 - 28, 2017
Dallas, Texas
The Texas' Tribute to Elvis and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round will take place at the legendary South Fork Ranch in Dallas, Texas. The festival includes the contest, special guests, parties and more. Get the details at TexasElvisFestival.com.

Lake George Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events
May 31 - June 4, 2017

Lake George, New York

This year the Lake George Elvis Festival commemorates 40 years since the passing of Elvis and celebrates his life and legacy by presenting all ten winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.  Shawn Klush, Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Justin Shandor, Cody Ray Slaughter, Ben Portsmouth, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, David Lee and Dwight Icenhower will all appear along with Tim E Hendry, Robert Washington, Irv Cass and the Change of Habit tribute band.  The festival includes a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Elvis entertainers performing throughout town in local restaurants and on the boats cruising the lake.  Tickets go on sale September 6. Learn more at

Tupelo Elvis Festival

June 1 -4, 2017
Tupelo, Mississippi
Tupelo Elvis Festival is a musical celebration designed to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact that his music has on the world. Each year's festival features regional, national and local artists along with a Sunday Gospel Concert and a preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. In addition to all of the great music, the festival features a number of local food vendors, a carnival midway, pet parade, beauty pageant, 5k run, disc golf, movie poster exhibit, and much more. Find out more at 

Europe's Tribute to Elvis Festival

June 30 - July 2, 2017
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
The fifth annual Europe's Tribute to Elvis Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest preliminary will take place at the world-famous Winter Gardens. The event also includes special guests, ETA performances, parties, raffles and much more. Learn more at 

*Specific event locations and details are subject to change.