Elvis Events, Festivals and Contests

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Aug 26

13th Annual Elvis Festival
Orange County Market Place - Costa Mesa, CA
Details: It’s no illusion The Magic of Elvis lives on and it will be in full force during the 13th Annual Elvis Festival, which returns Sunday, August 26 at the Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. The Elvis Festival is a full day tribute to the King of Rock and Roll from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring three stages of tribute artists, Crème de la King Elvis Singing Competition, Elvis Fan Clubs, Rock a Hula Hoop Contest, Elvis Trivia Bee, and much more. There will also be a fundraiser by Jailhouse Rockers of CA for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Elvis Presley Memorial Hospital.

Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival
8/24/2012 - 8/26/2012
Tweed, Ontario, Canada
Details: The second annual Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival will be themed around Elvis’ “Aloha From Hawaii” special. The festival will feature a weekend of fun, including a 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary, collectible vendors and more!

Web: tweedelvisfestival.ca/
If I Can Dream International Art Exhibition
7/21/2012 - 9/16/2012
Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue.
Details: Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue. Come and see the winning pieces of artwork for the "If I Can Dream Art Contest and Exhibition." All original artwork in the exhibition will inspired by the song "If I Can Dream," sang by Elvis during the closing of his 1968 NBC television special. Through August 19, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite piece and a “Fans’ Favorite” will be announced following Elvis Week. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.

Web: brooksmuseum.org/
"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" at the Pink Palace Museum
7/21/2012 - 10/14/2012
July 21 - October 14. Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue in Memphis.
Details: Come relive the King’s innocent younger days and feel the energy of a young man who was only just beginning to realize his potential. Alfred Wertheimer’s gorgeous photo exhibit has been displayed in prestigious museums and galleries across the country, including the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit is finally coming back to its rightful home here in Memphis just in time for Elvis Week 2012. The Pink Palace will be extending their hours until 9:00 p.m. on August 10 - 15 for the week-long celebration.

Web: www.memphismuseums.org/exhibit-14909/
Elvis is in the Building Photography Exhibition
6/23/2012 - 10/31/2012
Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue.
Details: Elvis is in the Building, a photography exhibition curated by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, will be on view at the Brooks from June 23 through October 31. Consisting of early, yet iconic photographs of Elvis Presley, the exhibition includes an Ernest Withers photograph of Elvis and B.B. King at the 1957 WDIA Goodwill Revue and a 1956 image of Elvis on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle by Alfred Wertheimer. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.

Web: brooksmuseum.org/