|Laughlin Elvis Fest
May 21 - 26, 2013
Brand new this year, Don Laughlin's Riverside Casino is the location for the Laughlin Elvis Fest. A five-day event features three days of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary, plus two showcase performances. Fans can enjoy the world famous EAS Band, the “Parade of Kings” through the casino, photo opportunities and more. For tickets or hotel reservations contact Riverside casino at 1-800-227-3849 or RiversideResort.com. ETAs interested in competing can find more information by visiting ETAContest.com.
"Jailhouse Rock" Presented By Legends in Concert
11:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013
Dick Clarks American Bandstand Theater in Branson, MO
Legends in Concert is proud to present "Jailhouse Rock," featuring world renowned Elvis tribute artist, Dean Z. "Jailhouse Rock" is a concert experience featuring the stories and music that transformed the rockabilly rebel into the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This one-night only event will feature an all-star live band, talented back up vocalists and a special tribute to the Jordanaires by Branson’s own New South Quartet. Ticket prices are $20 plus tax with special rates for local residents. For more information, call 417-335-STAR or by visiting LegendsinConcert.com.
|Tenth Annual LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival produced by Sherry Management, LLC.
May 29 - June 2, 2013
Lake George, New York
Come celebrate the tenth anniversary with the biggest and best Lake George Elvis Festival ever! All six Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists winners - Shawn Klush, Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Justin Shandor, Cody Slaughter and Ben Portsmouth, will perform as well as finalists Dwight Icenhower, Jim Barone, and Ted Torres. The five-day festival will include a three-day Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary with over 50 contestants. For tickets and information visit ElvisFestival.com or call 888-406-5885.
|Tupelo Elvis Festival
June 6 - 9, 2013
Downtown Tupelo, MS - Lyric Theatre
Tupelo Elvis Festival is a musical celebration designed to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact his music continues to have on the world. This year's festival features the annual Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary where the winner will represent Tupelo during Elvis Week 2013. In addition to all of the great music, the festival features a number of local food vendors, a carnival midway, beauty pageant, 5k run, parade, disc golf, movie poster exhibit, and much more. Learn more about this year's festival by visiting TupeloElvisFestival.com.
|Atlantic City Ultimate ETA Contest Presented by Legends in Concert
Atlantic City, New Jersey
June 15, 2013
Celebrated tribute artist production “Legends in Concert”, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and Bally’s Atlantic City are joining together to bring the 6th Annual preliminaries of the “Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™” once again to the Jersey shore on Saturday, June 16, 2013. Tickets will be on sale and can be purchased at www.ballysac.com, www.ticketmaster.com , by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the box office. Those interested in competing and for more event information, please visit LegendsInConcert.com.
|The Memphis Quartet Show
June 19 - 22, 2013
Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN
The gospel music Elvis loved will return to his hometown during the Memphis Quartet Show. The four-night event will take place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center featuring a weekend full of praise and gospel's best music. Tickets are now available and guests can view the complete line up of Gospel music's finest quartets at www.quartetshow.com.
"Elvis Experience" Starring Martin Fontaine
June 27 - July 27, 2013
Theatre Capitole in Quebec, Canada
The new production entitled "Elvis Experience" is devoted entirely to Elvis Las Vegas years. This is an exciting artistic initiative which, beyond the shadow of doubt, will enchant even the most demanding of Elvis fans. Fans can purchase tickets to this exciting show by visiting LeCapitole.com or by calling 1-800-261-9903.
|Penticton Elvis Festival
June 28 - 30, 2013
Join Elvis fans for the 12th Annual Penticton Elvis Festival where the spirit of Elvis is guaranteed to rock the summer holiday-town! Elvis fans from around the world will celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll with dozens of tribute artists gracing the outdoor stages set around picturesque Okanagan Lake. Special guests include friends of Elvis along with performances during the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist preliminary. Purchase your tickets by calling 877-763-2849 or by visiting ValleyFirstTX.com. For more information, visit PentictonElvisFestival.com.
|Europe's Tribute To Elvis - Presented by Tees Events Ltd
July 5 - 7, 2013
Come celebrate the king during a three day festival held in Blackpool, England. This event will be hosted by Tees Events Ltd. and will feature live Elvis music, vendors, showcases, special guests and more. The winner of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist preliminary will represent Europe’s Tribute to Elvis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest finals during Elvis Week 2013. For more information, visit www.europestributetoelvis.co.uk.
July 12 - 13, 2013
Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan
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. For more information, visit MIElvisFest.org.
|UETAC at Harrah's Cherokee
July 11 - 13, 2013
Cherokee, North Carolina
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. Fans can see the top five battle it out in the event center. For tickets contact Harrah's Cherokee at HarrahsCherokee.com.
|ELVIS Viva Surfers Paradise
July 12 - 14, 2013
Surfers Paradise Beach & Foreshore, Queensland, Australia
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. For more information, visit www.surfersparadise.com or email email@example.com.
|11th Annual Elvis Tampa Bay Festival/Contest at Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds (Expo Hall)
July 20, 2013
303 E. Lemon St. Plant City, FL (11 miles East of Tampa)
Organized by the Elvis: Tampa Bay TCB Fan Club
Enjoy fun festival activities featuring Elvis tribute artists, Elvis memorabilia, Elvis performances and music/shows all day. For ticket information (VIP and general tickets) and/or contestant registration forms to complete, visit ElvisTampaTCB.com, email ElvisTampaTCB@yahoo.com or call 813-977-6011. Deadline for Elvis Tribute Artist contestants to enter is June 30, 2013. (Limit 20-22 ETA's to enter)
|The Collingwood Elvis Festival
July 25 - 28, 2013
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Attended by tens of thousands of visitors annually, the award-winning Collingwood Elvis Festival is a four-day celebration of the life, music and career of Elvis Presley. Re-creating the nostalgia of an era, this year's festival delivers a wide variety of family-friendly, multigenerational music at the picturesque tourist destination. Chosen as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario for seven consecutive years, the Collingwood Elvis Festival is proud to be included as a qualifying location for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. For more information, visit CollingwoodElvisFestival.com.
|Hard Rock's Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
August 9 - 11, 2013
Hard Rock Cafe, Memphis, TN
Hard Rock Memphis continues their annual Last Chance Contest with live Elvis performances on August 9 - 11, 2013. Each round will take place at 8:30 p.m. each night, with the finals taking place on August 11. The winner will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest semifinals during Elvis Week 2013. For ETAs who are interested in competing, they can email a photo and a song/video link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about purchasing tickets by visiting HardRock.com.