Elvis Events, Festivals and Contests

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Jul 13

Michigan ElvisFest
7/12/2013 - 7/13/2013
Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Details: The 14th Annual Michigan ElvisFest will be rockin' and rollin' with award winning Elvis tribute artists performing different eras from the king's life. Held in the beautiful Riverside Park, you can enjoy live Elvis music, a classic car show, a raffle with the top prize being a trip to Graceland, door prizes and much more. Also, there will be fun for the kids with face painting, bounce houses, and more.

Web: www.mielvisfest.org/
ELVIS Viva Surfers Paradise
7/12/2013 - 7/14/2013
Surfers Paradise Beach & Foreshore, Queensland, Australia
Details: Celebrate the life and style of ‘a music man like nobody ever saw’ at ELVIS Viva Surfers Paradise, a 3-day tribute festival honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. From Sun Records to sequined jumpsuits, all things Elvis will be celebrated across two outdoor stages at the hip-swingin’ party, which showcases some of the 20th century’s finest rock ‘n’ roll. The main event will be the invitation-only preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, the ‘world series’ for Elvis tribute artist.

Email: spa@surfersparadise.com
Web: www.surfersparadise.com
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