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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

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

 

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