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Tupelo Elvis Festival Named STS Top 20 Event

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Jessica Reed

The Tupelo Elvis Festival held annually in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of the King of Rock ‘N Roll was recently selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for 2014.

 

The Southeast’s only international festival in honor of Elvis Presley; Tupelo, Mississippi’s native son, with the exception of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The internationally attended festival was started in 1999 as one of the only eleven festivals within the United States officially licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises and includes an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Preliminary Round as part of the event. Along with Elvis music, the Elvis Festival is known for their top country music acts that perform in Fairpark Friday and Saturday night. The Saturday night attendance had a 25% increase from the year before. Other events during the festival include a Miss Elvis Festival Pageant, Carnival Midway, Elvis Look-A-Like Pet Parade, Running with the King 5k and Fling with the King Disc Golf Tournament. Spanning six blocks of historic Downtown Tupelo, the Tupelo Elvis Festival welcome people from all over the country and world.

 

Since 1985 the Southeast Tourism Society has published the Top 20 Events.  Each month, hundreds of the best events across the Southeast can compete to be named a Top 20 Event.  Southeast Tourism Society publishes the list of winners quarterly and sends the list to over 300 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations and others, as well as 125 AAA publications.  The combined circulation runs into the millions.  STS Top 20 Events are also published on the Southeast Tourism Society web site at www.southeasttourism.org.

 

Founded in 1983, the Southeast Tourism Society is dedicated to the promotion & development of tourism to its member states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The membership includes state travel offices, attractions, hotels, motels, resorts, convention & visitors bureaus, airlines, bus companies, car rental agencies, newspapers, magazines and other travel related organizations.

Posted in Awards, festival, STS Top 20 Event, Tupelo

Tupelo Elvis Festival Makes Move to the BancorpSouth Arena

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Allie West

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is excited to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 5 – 8, 2014. The preparation began shortly after the 2013 festival and there is a lot to look forward to.

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is known worldwide for the Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) Concerts and Competition that have taken place at the Lyric Theatre in previous years. The festival staff is excited to announce the ETA Concerts and Competition will move to the BancorpSouth Arena for the 2014 festival. The new venue will allow for more fans to attend the events and support their favorite ETA’s.

2014 contestants will compete to represent Tupelo, Mississippi in the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Memphis, Tennessee. Each night former Tupelo winners will perform their tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll. The performers include Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Cody Slaughter and Jay Dupuis.

For a limited time, pre-sale ticket packages will be available at the Tupelo Elvis Festival office. These tickets will be available Tuesday, January 21st through January 31st. 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 on the 21st. Individual tickets will be available at the BancorpSouth Arena Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com February, 10th.

 

Posted in BancorpSouth Arena, entertainment, eta, festival, Tickets, Tupelo, UETA Competition

Tupelo Elvis Festival Selected as Top 10 on AmericaTheBeautiful.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 by Allie West

 

This week The Tupelo Elvis Festival was notified that we were selected as a Top 10 Event in the State of Mississippi by AmericaTheBeautiful.com.  President Peter Smith said, "Out of the hundreds of events that happen each year across your state – we have selected yours as one of the TOP 10 that represents your state very well."  We are very honored to be selected.  Click Here to see our listing.

Posted in Awards, festival, Media Coverage

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. 

Posted in entertainment, fairpark, festival, Tickets

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

Posted in entertainment, fairpark, festival, lyric

2013 Lyric Tickets

Posted on January 04, 2013 by Allie West

Starting Tuesday January 15th Elvis Fans will be able to purchase ticket packages to the 2013 Elvis Festival Events at The Lyric Theater. Walk in Customers can secure tickets starting at 9 am Central at The Elvis Festival Office located at 108 S. Broadway St in Downtown Tupelo.  Customers may purchase by phone 662-841-6598 starting at 10 am Central.

New Events and Complete Lineup will be announced on Tuesday January 8th as part of the Elvis Birthday Celebration.

Posted in concert, entertainment, eta, festival, lyric

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

Posted in concert, entertainment, eta, fairpark, festival, lyric

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