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Elvis Tribute Artists to Compete in 2019 Ultimate ETA Contest Preliminary Rounds

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Elvis Tribute Artists to Compete in 2019 Ultimate ETA Contest Preliminary Rounds

November 16, 2018 (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 2019 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.


8th Annual Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival

August 23 - 26, 2018
Tweed, Ontario, Canada

Cote Deonath will represent the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis.

26th Annual Elvis FANtasy Festival

October 5 - 7, 2018
Portage, Indiana

Jake Slater 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 18 - 21, 2018
Ocean City, Maryland


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

Parkes Elvis Festival 

January 9 - 13, 2019
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
The theme for the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival is "All Shook Up." This year's festival features an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round, a concert series, renewal of the vows ceremony, street parade, Elvis gospel service and much more. Find out more at the festival's website.

Georgia Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com Series of Events
March 7 - 10, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee
This annual event is a four-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, Jay Dupuis, Cote Deonath, Austin Irby, Taylor Rodriguez and Riley Jenkins with Irv Cass and the Change of Habit tribute band.  There's 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 visit the festival website for more information.

Nashville Elvis Festival

March 28 - 31, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee
The Nashville Elvis Festival 2019 will feature performances by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest champs such as Dean Z and finalists like Cote Deonath and Diogo Light. The festival also features an Ultimate ETA Contest preliminary round and a screening of "Viva Las Vegas." NashvilleElvisFestival.com for more.

Branson Elvis Festival

April 12 - 14, 2019
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, performances by Ronnie McDowell and more. Visit
BransonElvisFestival.com for details.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival 

April 26 - 28, 2019
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The Niagara Falls Elvis Festival features a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest on April 27 - 28, performances by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest winners Dean Z and Jay Dupuis, a gospel show and much more. Find more information at NiagaraFallsElvisFestival.com.

Lone Star Elvis Festival

May 24 - 26, 2019
Dallas, Texas
The Lone Star Elvis Festival 2019 is a three-day event and will feature performances by 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Champion Cody Ray Slaughter, 2018 finalists Diogo Light and Cote Deonath, along with Ted Torres Martin and Donny Edwards. The festival also features an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round and other headlining features such as "Country with the King." The festival will be hosted by Kay Shannon and backed up by The Fever Band. Visit the festival's website for more information.

Lake George Elvis Festival

Part of the ElvisFestival.com Series of Events
May 30 - June 2, 2019
Lake George, New York
The Lake George Elvis Festival will feature three headline concerts with performances by Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z, Ben Thompson, Diogo Light, Taylor Rodriguez and many more, 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 visit the festival website for more information.

Hollywood Star Elvis Festival

July 5 - 7, 2019
Hollywood, California
The Hollywood Star Elvis Festival 2019 is a three day event - July 5 to July 7, 2019, and will feature performances by 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Champion Ben Thompson and top finalists Diogo Light and Cote Deonath. The festival also features an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round and other headlining features. The Hollywood Star will take place in Hollywood, California, at the historic El Portal Theatre. See the schedule and get more information on the festival website.

*Specific event locations and details are subject to change.