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Compete and Purchase Tickets to the Tupelo Elvis Festival's Ultimate ETA Preliminary

January 14, 2013

The annual Tupelo Elvis Festival tribute artist preliminary returns to the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo on June 6 - 9, 2013. Elvis fans can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, January 15, at 9:00 a.m. CST, by visiting the Downtown Tupelo Main Street office located at 108 South Broadway Street or by calling (662) 841-6598 after 10:00 a.m. Elvis tribute artists interested in competing in this year's preliminary can download their applications by visiting

The ticket package guarantees the buyer an assigned seat during all of the Elvis events, including the tribute artist competition preliminaries, the final, a tribute artist concert and a panel discussion with previous winners. New this year is the "Conversations on the Ultimate" with Tom Brown featuring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winners Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry and Cody Slaughter.

The 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. 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.

Also, entertainment has been announced for the Fairpark events and tickets will go on-sale in mid-spring. See the complete lineup by clicking here. Learn more about all of this year's events by visiting