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Trent Harmon to headline 2016 Elvis Fest

Posted on May 04, 2016 by Craig Helmuth

By Zack Orsborn

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Officials from Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced today that Trent Harmon, the last American Idol, will headline this year’s Elvis Presley Festival.

Fresh off his win, Harmon will perform in Fairpark on June 3.

Russell Conerly, chairman of Elvis Presley Festival, said he has tried to get an American Idol winner to perform in Tupelo for the longest time, but it never came to fruition because of the “American Idol” tour running at the same time.

“Our fingers were crossed,” Conerly said. “We thought him being a local from Amory, we would benefit. His support system is here.”

Harmon’s mother, Cindy Harmon, made an appearance at the announcement.

“We are so excited and proud of Trent and his accomplishments,” said Debbie Brangenberg, DTMSA director. “Friday night will be a special night.”

Performers A Thousand Horses, Memphis Jones and Brooke Eden will also make an appearance at the 2016 Elvis Fest.

 

Tickets for Friday and Saturday night shows will cost $20, or $30 for a weekend pass. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com by searching “Tupelo Elvis Festival.”

The lineup is here!

Posted on May 04, 2016 by Craig Helmuth

Brazilian Attorney Wins Tupelo Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Jessica Hollinger

 

The 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival names Brazilian
attorney, Diogo Leichtweis (Di Light), as their Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA)
Winner.  In this weekend’s competition, ETA’s represented over six states
and three foreign countries. This marks the second year an international
contestant will represent the city of Tupelo in Memphis, Tennessee for the
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. The competition will take place
in August during the celebration of Elvis Week.

Kevin Mills from New Jersey placed second in the competition and Jake
Rowley from Texas placed third. In the event that Di Light cannot represent
Tupelo in Memphis, the runner-up will take his place.

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is an annual event that is attended by over
10,000 visitors worldwide.  It is a music festival that brings locally and
internationally known artists and fans to Tupelo. The four day festival
takes place the first weekend of June each year.

Posted in Di Light, Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

Street Closings

Posted on June 01, 2015 by Jessica Hollinger

Posted in Street Closings

Tupelo Elvis Festival Voted Top 3 Best Southern Event

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Jessica Hollinger

The Tupelo Elvis Festival placed in the Top 3 of the Best Southern Event category in 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. The Tupelo Elvis Festival is an annual event held in Downtown Tupelo. The 2015 festival is set for June 4th – 7th and tickets are available via www.tupeloelvisfestival.

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launched the Best Southern Event Category April 27th and the voting was open until May 25th. Twenty of the South’s most recognizable events were nominated by a panel of relevant experts, which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannet properties. A full list of winners is available at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-southern-event/.

Tupelo Elvis Festival Extends Early Bird Special

Posted on May 04, 2015 by Jessica Hollinger

The Tupelo Elvis Festival extends the Early Bird Special for the Weekend Pass to Fairpark. For the next week, fans can purchase a Friday night ticket and Saturday night ticket for only $25. The special will officially end Friday, May 8th at 11:59pm.

Friday, June 5th

HEADLINER: PAUL THORN

Opener: Memphis Jones

Saturday, June 6th

HEADLINER: Sara Evans

Opener: Charlie Worsham

The Fairpark stage will kick each night off with an Elvis Tribute Artist.

Following May 8th, Friday night tickets will be $15.00 and Saturday night tickets will be $20.00.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.tupeloelvisfestival.com or at the Tupelo Elvis Festival office located at 108 South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo.

Please contact the Tupelo Elvis Festival office with any questions: 662-841-6598 or jessica@tupelomainstreet.com

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is sponsored by the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Mississippi Development Authority.

Tupelo Elvis Festival Announces Fairpark Entertainment

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Jessica Reed

The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association present the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival. The festival will be held in Downtown Tupelo June 4 – 7, 2015 and will celebrate Tupelo’s native son, Elvis Presley. Various musical genres influenced by Mr. Presley will be showcased at the BancorpSouth Arena and Fairpark.

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to announce the much anticipated entertainment line-up for the Fairpark stage:

Friday, June 5th

HEADLINER: PAUL THORN

Opener: Memphis Jones

Saturday, June 6th

HEADLINER: Sara Evans

Opener: Charlie Worsham

 

The Fairpark stage will kick each night off with an Elvis Tribute Artist.

Tickets will be available to purchase Friday, April 17th. Friday night tickets will be $15.00 and Saturday night tickets will be $20.00 (plus service fees). For a limited time only, fans can purchase a 2-Day Pass for $25.00. Passes will be available Friday, April 17th – May 1st.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.tupeloelvisfestival.com or at the Tupelo Elvis Festival office located at 108 South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo.

Please contact the Tupelo Elvis Festival office with any questions: 662-841-6598 or jessica@tupelomainstreet.com

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is sponsored by the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Mississippi Development Authority.

Posted in Charlie Worsham, Country Concert, Fairpark, Memphis Jones, Music, Paul Thorn, Sara Evans, STS Top 20 Event, Tupelo Elvis Festival

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