Graceland Celebrates Elvis During Fourth Annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend, March 19-20

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021–
Graceland’s fourth annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend returns to the Soundstage at Graceland on March 19-20 for two back-to-back nights of incredible concert experiences highlighted by performances from past winners of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ (EPE) annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) Contest.
On Friday, March 19 at 7:00 pm., ELVIS: THE FROM STUDIO TO STAGE will feature music from his early years through his time spent touring in the 1970s. The show will feature 2008 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Brandon Bennett, 2011 winner Cody Ray Slaughter and first-ever Ultimate ETA Contest winner Shawn Klush.
The tribute to Elvis continues Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. with ELVIS: GREATEST PERFORMANCES. The evening will celebrate some of Elvis’ greatest performances through the years. The show will feature 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Cody Ray Slaughter, 2013 winner Dean Z and 2019 winner Taylor Rodriguez.
2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Dwight Icenhower will perform in and host both concerts. The performers will be backed by the EAS Band.
In 2007, Graceland and EPE announced its first-ever Ultimate ETA Contest to crown the “best representation of the music and legacy of Elvis Presley.” Each year, thousands of tribute artists compete in showcases worldwide for the chance to perform in the contest championship hosted during Elvis Week. While the tribute artist contest has only been officially hosted at Graceland for a little more than a decade, tribute artists were performing on stage even during Elvis Presley’s lifetime. Presley himself was aware of them, and in a complimentary letter to one tribute artist, he wrote that “mimicry is a sincere form of being a fan.”
Various ticket and package options are available, including The Guest House at Graceland hotel packages and special VIP event packages. For additional information on tickets, packages, prices, and more information about Graceland’s 2021 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Showcase Weekend, visit www.graceland.com/ultimate-eta-weekend.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the new 80,000 square feet Graceland Exhibition Center featuring rotating exhibits; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours, and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive eight USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards including “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark,” “Best Musical Attraction,” “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland the most popular attraction in Tennessee and one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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