The image for the 2017 festival has been unveiled! The vintage image reflects Elvis' movie years and the 90-minute special Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, the first time satellite technology was used to transmit a live concert around the world. The artwork created by Sue Scruggs, Tupelo resident. Thank you, Sue!
Join the Tupelo Elvis Fan Club for Dancing With The King March 24-25, 2017. More information included in the flyer below!
Please take a moment of your time to complete a survey on the music that you would like to see come to Downtown Tupelo events. The survey is five questions long and does not require entering personal information. We appreciate your feedback and want to provide our downtown with the artists that you want to see! Follow the link below to participate.
Here it is; the schedule for the BancorpSouth Arena for Elvis Festival 2017! We are excited for the talent that is coming to Tupelo this year. Join us June 1-4 to see what the Tupelo Elvis Festival is all about! Call 662-841-6598 for any questions about the festival.
By Zack Orsborn
TUPELO – Officials from Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced today that Trent Harmon, the last American Idol, will headline this year’s Elvis Presley Festival.
Fresh off his win, Harmon will perform in Fairpark on June 3.
Russell Conerly, chairman of Elvis Presley Festival, said he has tried to get an American Idol winner to perform in Tupelo for the longest time, but it never came to fruition because of the “American Idol” tour running at the same time.
“Our fingers were crossed,” Conerly said. “We thought him being a local from Amory, we would benefit. His support system is here.”
Harmon’s mother, Cindy Harmon, made an appearance at the announcement.
“We are so excited and proud of Trent and his accomplishments,” said Debbie Brangenberg, DTMSA director. “Friday night will be a special night.”
Tickets for Friday and Saturday night shows will cost $20, or $30 for a weekend pass. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com by searching “Tupelo Elvis Festival.”
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.