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Exciting Additions to the Entertainment Lineup at Fairpark

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Allie West

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association continues to make additions to the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 6-9, 2013.  The Fairpark entertainment lineup has developed into a high energy and exciting festival.

Earlier this year, award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry was announced as the Saturday night headliner. To start off the night is a performance by Surviving Allison. The local hip band will take stage at 7:00pm and lead into the rest of the night. Opening for Montgomery Gentry, the Tupelo Elvis Festival will welcome Skylar Laine to the stage. Skylar Laine took America by storm when she competed in American Idol Season 11, where she sung her way into the Top 5. This Brandon, Mississippi native was praised for her magnetic and sparkling personality, her rockin’ stage presence and her authentic country vocals that often moved her audience to tears.

Friday night will kick off with Kirk Chism and The Lost Highway at 7:00pm, followed by Cadillac Three, a country/rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The three-member band has recently been signed to Nashville label Big Machine Records, which is the home of many well-known country musicians. Cadillac Three will open for headliner the New Orleans rock band, Cowboy Mouth.

As tribute to Tupelo’s hometown son, each night will feature one of Tupelo’s Ultimate Elvis Preliminary winners. After all, Elvis made country cool.

Tickets for each Fairpark concert will be on sale Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:00AM CT.  Weekend passes (1 ticket for Friday night and 1 ticket for Saturday night) are twenty dollars and available until April 30th. Customers can purchase tickets at www.tupeloelvisfestival.com or through our office at 108 South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo.

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Montgomery Gentry and Cowboy Mouth Tickets “On Sale”

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Allie West

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 6-9, 2013.  The preparation began shortly after the 2012 festival and there is a lot to look forward to.

With a record breaking 2012 festival, Fairpark is looking forward to another successful year at the 2013 Tupelo Elvis Festival. Earlier this year, Cowboy Mouth was announced as the Friday night headliner and Montgomery Gentry as the headliner for Saturday night.

Tickets for each Fairpark concert will be on sale Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:00AM CT. Customers can purchase tickets through our office at 108 South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo. They can also purchase online at www.tupeloelvisfestival.com. 

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Vendor Applications Available

Posted on February 08, 2013 by Allie West

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 6-9, 2013.  The preparation began shortly after the 2012 festival and there is a lot to look forward to.

The three-day festival offers a wide variety of entertainment on Broadway Street and Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. Artists, vendors and non-profit organizations create a fun-filled experience as guests enjoy the events. Anyone interested in the following categories should follow through with the application process on the website.  Click Here!

- Broadway Stage*

    Cheer and Dance Groups

    Musicians

- Food Vendors for Broadway Street and Fairpark

- Merchandise Vendors for Broadway Street

- Non-Profit Organizations for Broadway Street

    Must provide children’s activity


*Groups will be performing for free.

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

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2013 Elvis Festival Entertainment Announced!

Posted on January 09, 2013 by Allie West

15 Years of the Tupelo Elvis Festival

Entertainment Announcement and Image Unveiled

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 6-9, 2013.  The preparation began shortly after the 2012 festival and there is a lot to look forward to.

The 2013 Elvis Presley Festival poster painted by local water colorist Brent Farrar was unveiled at Park Heights.


The Tupelo Elvis Festival is known for the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition that takes place at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Tupelo. Contestants will compete for the title of Tupelo’s Elvis Tribute Artist. Each night former Tupelo winners will perform their tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll. The performers include Victor Trevino, Bill Cherry, Brandon Bennett, Kevin Mills, Tyler Hunter, David Lee and Cody Slaughter. 


An exciting addition to the Lyric will be “Conversations on the Ultimate with Tom Brown”. A native of Tupelo, Tom Brown will sit down with Tupelo’s Ultimates Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry and Cody Slaughter to discuss what it’s like being the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. 


Fairpark is another well-known part of the Tupelo Elvis Festival. With a record breaking 2012 festival, Fairpark is looking forward to another successful year. With more announcements to come, the planning committee is excited to announce the Friday night headliner, Cowboy Mouth. With 15 Top 10 songs and 5 Number 1 hits, Montgomery Gentry will be the headliner for the Saturday night concert.  

Tickets for the Lyric competition and concerts will be on sale Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Walk in customers can secure tickets at 9 am central at the Elvis Festival office located at 108 S. Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo. Customers may purchase by phone, 662-841-6598, starting at 10 am central. 


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

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2012 Tupelo Elvis Festival Poster Unveiled; Lineup Announced

Posted on January 09, 2012 by Dephene Hendricks



The 2012 Elvis Presley Festival poster was unveiled during a ceremony at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday. Artist Lucia Randle said the work was inspired by a John Lennon quote "Before Elvis, there was nothing." She said her intent was to highlight the showmanship side of Elvis.
Officials announced the lineup and unveiled the poster for this year's 14th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival during a ceremony at the Tupelo Convention and Visitor's Bureau on Friday.

The poster, designed by local artist Lucia Randle, features a 70s Elvis in a rhinestone-studded jumpsuit and cape striking one of his classic poses of the era on top of a starry background.

The line-up of musicians to perform during the festival features local, national and international acts such as Little Big Town, David Nail, Paul Thorn and Jordyn Mallory.

Three of the past five winners of the National Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest are also slated to perform including: Bill Cherry, Brandon Bennett and Cody Slaughter.

Tickets, available via Ticketmaster and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association office will go on sale on January 17. The event will begin on Thursday, May 31 and end on Sunday, June 3.

Read more: djournal.com - 2012 Tupelo Elvis Festival poster unveiled Lineup announced

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2012 Tupelo Elvis Festival Entertainment Announced

Posted on January 09, 2012 by Dephene Hendricks

For the 14th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival on May 31, June 1, 2, and 3, regional, national and international artists will entertain the fans. This year’s entertainment lineup includes three of the National Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champions and renowned current musical acts that have regional and national recognition.

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