Elvis Events, Festivals and Contests

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Jul 11

UETAC at Harrah's Cherokee
7/11/2013 - 7/13/2013
Cherokee, North Carolina
Details: For the sixth year, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary returns to Harrah's Cherokee in the heart of the Smokey Mountains. Some call this contest the granddaddy of the all contests with $17,500 in prizes. Over three days of competition will be held in the casino's lounge which is free to the public. Fans can see the top five battle it out in the event center. For tickets contact Harrah's Cherokee.

Web: www.harrahscherokee.com/casinos/harrahs-cherokee/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml?
Las Vegas Elvis Festival
7/11/2013 - 7/14/2013
LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Details: Come celebrate at the Las Vegas Elvis Festival produced by Las Vegas Elvis Festival LLC. at the legendary LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). The three-day festival will feature a Saturday night concert starring the Official Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Portsmouth, along with the BBC’s "World’s Greatest Elvis" Shawn Klush and 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest winner Cody Slaughter, all performing in the same showroom where Elvis made history.

Web: www.lasvegaselvisfestival.com/
Phone: 888-406-5885
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Elvis at 21”
5/25/2013 - 9/2/2013
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas
Details: “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer,” a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, presents 56 striking images and will open at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Developed collaboratively by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Govinda Gallery, “Elvis at 21” will be on view at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History through September 2, 2013. Alfred Wertheimer will be available for interviews at the museum (upon request) on Thursday, May 23 - Friday, May 24.

To compliment the new exhibition, Graceland Archives will also included rare artifacts related to Elvis in Texas. Those on display from the Graceland Archives include his Army fatigues hat worn in Fort Hood, TX and a Rolex given to him in 1970 while performing in Houston, TX. Learn More.

Web: sites.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibits/elvis_at_21/main.htm