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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

2015 Tupelo Elvis Festival "Queen for a King" Pageant

Posted on March 03, 2015 by Jessica Reed

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is proud to present the 2015 “Queen for a King” pageant. The pageant will be held Saturday, April 25th at 6pm at the Tupelo Middle School Civic Auditorium located at 1009 Varsity Drive. The pageant has been a long time staple of the festival, in which the crowned Miss Tupelo Elvis Festival will be a guest and Ambassador at the 2015 Festival is June.

Participants are divided into eight age divisions ranging from birth to age 21. Entry fee for each participant is $30.00 with an additional $10.00 fee for the photogenic category. Pre-registration is encouraged until April 17th. Applications may be downloaded at www.tupeloelvisfestival.com or can be picked up at the Tupelo Elvis Festival office at 108 South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo. On-site Registration will be available on April 25th from 4 – 5:30pm at the Civic Auditorium.

The 2015 “Queen for a King” pageant is sponsored by TJ’s Pageant in Fulton, MS, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit Mississippi.

For more information, visit www.tupeloelvisfestival.com or call 662-841-6598.

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is a fundraising project of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and is sponsored by the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit Mississippi.

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UETA Ticket Packages Available January 27th

Posted on January 09, 2015 by Jessica Reed

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is excited to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 4 - 7, 2015. The preparation began shortly after the 2014 festival and there is a lot to look forward to.

After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back to the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminary Competition. 2015 contestants will compete to represent Tupelo, Mississippi in the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Memphis, Tennessee. Each night former Tupelo winners will perform their tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll.

For a limited time, pre-sale ticket packages will be available to purchase Tuesday, January 27th at 9:00 a.m. Central Time for all customers (walk-in and phone). Tickets can be purchased at the Tupelo Elvis Festival office located at 108 South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo or by calling 662-841-6598.

These tickets will be available Tuesday, January 27th through February 6th. Individual tickets will be available at the BancorpSouth Arena Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com at a later date.

Posted in BancorpSouth Arena, concert, entertainment, eta, Gospel, Tickets, Tupelo, UETA Competition

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