Festival Fever: The LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival

Elvis Presley

All Elvis, all the time…

If that sounds good to you, then Lake George is where you want to be this week, as the 2014 LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival takes over New York State’s retro-vacation mecca for five days of non-stop Elvis entertainment, including a three-day preliminary for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Yes, it’s the annual Invasion of the Presley People…

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Tribute artists will compete for over $10,000 in prize money in five categories – ’50s-’60s Professional; ’70s Professional; ’50s-’60s Non-Professional; ’70s Non-Professional; and Youth. This is an open enrollment contest with more than 60 competitors from all around the globe.

The weekend also features the Jukebox Live show featuring tributes to Elvis and other rock and roll legends; a Friday night headline show starring Elvis tribute artists Shawn Klush and Cody Slaughter; and a Saturday night headline show starring Elvis tribute artist Ben Portsmouth with last year’s champion Travis Powell. Themed “Elvis: It’s International,” the fest will also feature appearance by world-wide Elvis tribute artists Brycen Katolinsky (from Canada), Chris Connor (the UK), Mark Anthony (Australia) and Oliver Steinhoff (Germany).

Other festival features include an Elvis Collectibles sale, late night sfter hours parties, a classic car parade, Elvis-themed cruises on the lake, a Sunday morning Gospel event and, of course, the Ultimate Elvis Wedding.

Here’s a schedule of events all around Lake George:

WEDNESDAY (May 28)
Opening Night Ceremony @ Shepard Park, 7pm
Join us for the free opening night kickoff to the Tenth Annual LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival in Shepard Park alongside beautiful Lake George.

Opening Night Party @ the Adirondack Pub & Brewery, 8:30pm

THURSDAY (May 29)
Past Champions Dinner @ the Shoreline Restaurant, 5pm
Before Jukebox LIVE, join some of the past LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival champions for dinner and entertainment.

Jukebox Live @ Lake George Forum, 8pm
Elvis Tribute Artists and other talented performers take the stage as Elvis and other rock and roll legends.

Elvis After Hours Party @ King Neptune’s Pub
An informal gathering of Elvis tribute artists and fans.

FRIDAY (May 30)
Round One of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition @ the Lake George Forum, 10am
The first round of a three-day competition which serves as a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held each year in Memphis.

Elvis Onboard @ the Adirondac Cruise, 1pm
Enjoy Elvis tribute artists performing on the Lake George cruise.

“Elvis: It’s International, Part 1″ @ the Lake George Forum, 8pm
A celebration of Elvis’ cultural and musical impact around the globe.

Elvis After Hours Party @ the Boardwalk Restaurant, 11pm
An informal gathering of Elvis tribute artists and fans.

SATURDAY (May 31)
Elvis Classic Car Parade @ Canada Street, 9am

Round Two of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition @ the Lake George Forum, 10am
The second round of a three-day competition which serves as a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held each year in Memphis.

Elvis Onboard @ the Minne-Ha-Ha Cruise, 1:30, 3 & 4:30pm
Enjoy Elvis tribute artists performing on the Lake George cruise.

Elvis Dinner @ the Shoreline Restaurant, 5pm
Listen to some of the Elvis tribute artists while you enjoy an Elvis-themed dinner menu.

“Elvis: It’s International, Part 2″ @ the Lake George Forum, 8pm
A celebration of Elvis’ cultural and musical impact around the globe.

Elvis After Hours Party @ King Neptune’s Pub, 11pm
An informal, late night gathering of Elvis tribute artists and fans.

SUNDAY (June 1)
Elvis Gospel Music Contest @ the Lake George Forum, 9am
Elvis tribute artists pay tribute to Elvis’ love of gospel music.

The Ultimate Elvis Wedding @ the Lake George Forum, 10am
No, you don’t have to go to Las Vegas to get married by Elvis…

Competition Finals and Awards @ the Lake George Forum, 1pm
The final round of the three-day competition which serves as a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held each year in Memphis.

Festival Wrap Party @ the Tiki Resort, 7pm
Celebrate the end of the fest…

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/5-8/14
FLY-92 Summer Jam @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/7/14
River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy, 6/14/14, FREE
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/27-29/14
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Festival, Saratoga Springs, 6/28&29/14
The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
Bang On a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/16-8/2/14
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/17-20/14
Restoration Festival @ CAC Woodside, Troy, 8/15&16/14
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14, FREE
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14

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