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Elvis Tribute Artists to Compete for Semifinalist Spots in 2018 Ultimate ETA Contest

November 28, 2017 (Updated)

Elvis tribute artists from around the world will compete in the upcoming months at preliminary rounds around the world to win a coveted spot in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round. The Semifinal and Final Rounds of the contest will take place during Elvis Week in Memphis, where the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2018 will be crowned.

Check out the list of preliminary round locations, taking place at festivals, fairs and casinos. You can visit the website for each of these locations for a schedule of events, ticket information and much more. Be part of the contest by cheering on your favorite Elvis tribute artist as they compete for their chance at the ultimate title. This list will grow as more preliminaries are announced.

Interested in competing? If you are an Elvis tribute artist interested in competing, you can visit each of their websites below for more information.

Click here to learn more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.


7th Annual Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival

August 25 - 27, 2017
Tweed, Ontario, Canada

Bruno Nesci will represent the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.

25th Annual Elvis FANtasy Festival

October 6 - 8, 2017 
Portage, Indiana

Al Joslin 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 19 - 22, 2017
Ocean City, Maryland

Brycen Katolinsky will represent the Ocean City Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.


Parkes Elvis Festival 

January 10 - 14, 2018
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
In addition to the Ultimate ETA Contest preliminary, the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival features a street dance, Renewal of the Vows, concerts, gospel services and much more. Visit the festival's website for more information.

Ultimate ETA Contest Preliminary Round

January 26 - 27, 2018
Sioux City, Iowa
Compete in an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The winner of this round will advance to the Semifinal Round in Memphis. Learn more.

Elvis Weekend

March 2 - 4, 2018
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. More information coming soon. 

Georgia Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events
March 8 - 11, 2018
Brunswick, Georgia
This annual event is a three-day festival celebrates the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music. The festival features two headline shows, on Friday and Saturday starring Dwight Icenhower, Ryan Pelton, Tim Hendry, Travis Powell, Taylor Rodriguez and Riley Jenkins with Irv Cass and the Change of Habit tribute band.  There's a free opening ceremony on Thursday night and a gospel event on Sunday plus Elvis entertainment all over town! The weekend also features a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Tickets are currently on sale.  Call 1-888-406-5885 or learn more at ElvisFestival.com.

Nashville Elvis Festival

March 22 - 25, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
The Nashville Elvis Festival is a weekend of concerts, special guests, panels, an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round and much more. Visit NashvilleElvisFestival.com for more.

Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Japan

April 8, 2018
Tsukushi Hall, Fukuoka, Japan
The winner of this preliminary round will advance to the Semifinal Round in Memphis during Elvis Week. More details TBA.

Branson Elvis Festival

April 13 - 15, 2018
Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, Branson, Missouri

The Branson Elvis Festival's schedule of events features a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Elvis Vendor Village, Sunday gospel show, Elvis Meet 'n' Greet Dinner and more. Visit BransonElvisFestival.com for details.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival 

April 20 - 22, 2018
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The Niagara Falls Elvis Festival features a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, performances by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest winners Dean Z and Justin Shandor, a gospel show and much more. Find more information at NiagaraFallsElvisFestival.com

Lake George Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events
May 30 - June 3, 2018

Lake George, New York

The Lake George Elvis Festival will feature three headline concerts with performances by Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, Ted Torres, Ben Thompson, Taylor Rodriguez and Riley Jenkins with Irv Cass and the Change of Habit tribute band.  The festival includes a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest with over 40 artists expected to compete, Elvis entertainment all over town and late night fun every night!  Tickets are currently on sale.  Call 1-888-406-5885 or learn more at

Penticton Elvis Festival

June 21 - 24, 2018
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Celebrate Elvis at the Penticton Elvis Fesival! The schedule of events includes an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary, ETA performances, a gospel show and more. Get festival information at PentictonElvisFestival.ca.

Viva Surfer's Paradise

July 13 - 22, 2018
Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Take a step back in time at Viva Surfers Paradise! Over 10 days at the festival, enjoy live performances, dancing, classic cars, the annual renewal of the vows ceremony and, of course, a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The winner will advance to the Semifinal Round during Elvis Week in Memphis. Sign up to compete and learn more at SurfersParadise.com.
 


*Specific event locations and details are subject to change.