“The King of Rock and Roll,” who would have turned 78 on Jan. 8, will be honored by five entertainers who were selected as “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists” by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
On Monday, Feb. 4, Cody Ray Slaughter, who is currently in the touring production of “The Million Dollar Quartet,” and is the youngest person ever to be named an “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist,” will perform. Brandon Bennett, who stars in the Chicago cast of the hit musical “The Million Dollar Quartet” and who also starred in the hit Canadian show “The Elvis Story,” will rock the Ed Sullivan Theater Tuesday, Feb. 5. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Justin Shandor, who currently portrays Elvis in the touring show “Rock ‘n Roll Legends,” performs on the broadcast. Ben Portsmouth, current star of the European “Tribute to Elvis” tour, performs Thursday, Feb. 7, while Shawn Klush, named BBC Television’s “World’s Greatest Elvis” and who will recreate Elvis’s famed Hilton performances at the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, rounds out the week on Friday, Feb. 8.
“The popularity of Elvis lives on, as evidenced by the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ electing to feature a week of Elvis performances,”
Buy tickets to any of the ElvisFestival.com events between now and March 8, 2013 and be entered to win a great Memphis Elvis Week Package, including overnight accommodations from Sun., Aug. 11 – Aug. 18 at the Econo Lodge Downtown Memphis, $500 for transportation, tickets to the Doc Franklin's Original Images of the King Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street, tickets for two to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and admission for two to Graceland.
Tickets are currently on sale for:
Georgia Elvis Festival, March 14-17, 2013, featuring Cody Slaughter
Lake George Elvis Festival, May 28-June 2, featuring all five tribute artists, plus Bill Cherry, the only Ultimate Winner not appearing on the Late Show
Sao Paulo Elvis Festival, May 1-4, 2013
Tickets go on sale Feb. 14 for Images of the King Festival in Memphis, TN, Aug. 11-16, featuring Ben Portsmouth
Tickets go on sale March 5 for the South Carolina Elvis Festival, Sept. 12-15 featuring Shawn Klush and Ben Portsmouth
Tickets go on sale March 5 for Indiana’s Elvis Fantasy Festival, Oct. 11-13, featuring Ben Portsmouth
Buy online by following the links, visit http://www.elvisfestival.com/
Increase your chances by buying tickets to more than one event or by purchasing multiple tickets. Each ticket equates to one chance to win. Individuals who have previously bought tickets will automatically be entered to win.
Additional upcoming ElvisFestival.com events where these tribute artists will be appearing include (tickets not yet on sale):
Las Vegas Elvis Festival, July 11-14, featuring Shawn Klush, Cody Slaughter, Justin Shandor and Ben Portsmouth
Pocono Mountains Elvis Festival, Oct. 25-27, featuring Shawn Klush