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.”