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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

Lyric Simulcast

Posted on May 07, 2013 by Allie West

Each year we strive to find a balance between the increasing demand for seats and the desire to preserve the intimate setting at the LIVE event. We would like to extend invitations to all fans in the Elvis Presley community. Unfortunately, we are constrained by a limited amount of seating. In order to satisfy all guests, we are hosting a high-caliber, simulcast event for those who do not have tickets for the Lyric Theater. The simulcast event will be sheltered under a cooled tent outside the Lyric Theater and will feature the three night performances:


Thursday, June 6 @ 7pm - Billy Cherry, Victor Trevino with the EAS Band, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, and D.J. Fontana


Friday, June 7 @ 7pm - Kevin Mills and Brandon Bennett with the EAS Band


Saturday, June 8 @ 7pm - Final Round of ETA Competition, David Lee, Tyler Hunter and Cody Slaughter with EAS Band

 
Tickets are $10.00 per night or $25.00 for the three night package.

 
Tickets are available for purchase by calling 662-841-6598.

Posted in Broadway, concert, eta, lyric, Tickets

"Ultimate Gospel for the Soul"

Posted on March 08, 2013 by Allie West

Tupelo Elvis Festival Presents: Elvis Presley Enterprises ‘First Ever’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Shawn Klush

As the 15th Anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival approaches, the excitement for each event is building. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association encourages fans to wrap up the festival weekend with the Gospel Brunch Sunday, June 9th. The 2013 lineup will not only be entertaining, but will also pay tremendous tribute to gospel background of Elvis Presley.

The morning will begin with a catered brunch outside the Lyric Theatre on Court Street. While eating, patrons will be entertained by the Tupelo Unity Choir. Following brunch, The Landmarks will perform inside the Lyric and open for the Elvis Presley Enterprises ‘First Ever’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, Shawn Klush. Shawn will perform along with Elvis’ favorite gospel family, ‘The Blackwood Quartet' with special guest, Joe Moscheo of Elvis’ Imperials Quartet. The EAS Band will accompany the musicians during the concert.

General Admission tickets for the Brunch and Gospel Concert will be available for purchase Friday, March 8th at 10:00am CST for $25.00. Click Here for Tickets!

Posted in Broadway, eta, Gospel, lyric, Tickets

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.

Posted in entertainment, fairpark, Tickets

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

Tickets on sale next week for ‘Ultimate Elvis’

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Allie West

TUPELO – Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Tupelo.

The competition is part of the 15th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be June 6-9. Tickets for the Lyric events are sold separately from the Fairpark stage.

Prices are $155 for the package of Elvis events at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. If attendees want to go to the gospel brunch, the ticket package is $175.

Tickets are only on sale at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street office at 108 S. Broadway St. Walk-in ticket sales start at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Phone sales start at 10 a.m.

Four hundred tickets are available for the Lyric event and tickets have sold out the past three years.

“Usually by mid-February,” said Craig Helmuth, program associate at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, which produces the festival.

The ticket package guarantees the buyer of an assigned seat inside the Lyric at all of the Elvis events, including the tribute artist competition preliminaries, the final, a tribute artist concert and a panel discussion with previous winners.

Prices increased from last year’s $135 (all Elvis) and $150 (all Elvis plus gospel). Helmuth said the new price reflects an additional event on Saturday and food at the gospel event.

A VIP package upgrade is available for $75 and includes a festival poster, T-shirt, meet & greet event and invites to two Elvis parties.

Tickets for the individual events will go on sale in Feb. 5 if there are any seats left. Prices range from $15 to $50 per event.

Helmuth said tickets for the Fairpark events hopefully will go on sale in February.

Read more:djournal.com - Tickets on sale next week for ‘Ultimate Elvis’


by Carlie Kollath Wells/NEMS Daily Journal; Printed 1/10/2013

Posted in lyric, Media Coverage, Tickets

 

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