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.
Jay Dupuis, Winner of the Tupelo Elvis Festival makes it to the Top 10 in Memphis during competition on Wednesday, August 14th. Here is a picture of Jay during his performance singing "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me!"
The top ten finalists will compete for the title of 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The group will be narrowed down to the top five, before the ultimate winner of the contest is announced.
Elvis Presley Enterprises will host the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Memphis, TN this week. The first round of competition will be held Wednesday, August 14th and the Finals will be held on Saturday, August 17th at the Cannon Center. The Tupelo Elvis Festival is proud to have Jay Dupuis represent them in Memphis this year.
The 15th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival names Louisiana native, Jay Dupuis, as their Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) Winner.
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.
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!
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.