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2019 Collingwood Elvis Festival Offers Immersive “Homecoming” Experience

Festival’s 25th anniversary filled with thrilling events and Elvis Tribute Artists from around the globe.

The Collingwood Elvis Festival will celebrate in style for its 25th anniversary with Signature Events, the Classic Car Parade, and some exciting new international Elvis Tribute Artists, along with many returning fan favorites. From July 26 to 28, spend a weekend in Collingwood celebrating and reminiscing with fans, friends, and family. This is the Collingwood Elvis Festival ‘Homecoming,’ and you are welcome to release your inner Elvis! Limited tickets are available at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com.

An Incredible Line-up of Elvis Tribute Artists
This year’s 25th anniversary celebrations have attracted 16 returning champions, more than 25 professionals, and four youth competitors, as well as international Ultimate Champions Dean Z, Shawn Klush, Gordon Hendricks, and Jay Dupuis. 

A Better Way to Experience Elvis Tribute Artists
Fans can now save 10 percent on the Signature Events with a new 3-pack general admission package for the Semi-Finals, Saturday Night Homecoming, and Sunday Grand Finals! It’s only $81.00 + taxes & fees, so get in on the savings!

  • Saturday Semi-Finals Signature Showcase, presented by Living Water Resort & Spa, begins at 11 AM at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. The top-30 Elvis Tribute Artists will compete before a panel of experienced judges. This show will also feature special guest appearances by international Ultimate Champions Gordon Hendricks and Jay Dupuis.

  • Saturday Night Homecoming Signature Showcase begins at 8 PM at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. The Collingwood Elvis Festival’s 25th anniversary celebrates with memories of Elvis and will feature all-star performances by your host and two-time Grand Champion Ray Guillemette, Jr., two-time Grand Champion Pete Paquette, the 2018 Youth Champion Connor Russo, the 2018 Grand Champion Tim E. Hendry, and Ultimate Champions Dean Z and Shawn Klush.

  • Sunday Grand Finals Signature Showcase begins at 1 PM at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. The best of the best for 2019 will perform! New Champions will be crowned and the Ultimate Representative will be chosen to proceed to Memphis, TN to represent our Festival. A special guest appearance will be announced!

Tickets:

  • Online at collingwoodelvisfestival.com

  • By phone toll-free to Theatre Collingwood at 1-866-382-2200 or locally at 705-445-2200

  • Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM

Collingwood Elvis Festival Returning in 2020 under new management
At the June 10, 2019 Council Meeting, the Town of Collingwood Council has decided to transition the management of the Collingwood Elvis Festival, through the municipal special event permitting process. For the 2020 Collingwood Elvis Festival, applicants are welcome on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

The municipal special event permitting process requires that applicants meet all conditions put forward by the permitting signing authorities (Clerk, PRC Department, Fire Department, OPP, Public Works, and BIA for events proposed for the Downtown BIA district) and detailed at www.collingwood.ca. Applicants would also be responsible for securing a license through EPE. The Town looks forward to providing advice and corporate knowledge on past programming and operational best practices to the management successor in an effort to maintain the Festival’s quality standards and brand reputation.

About the Collingwood Elvis Festival
Over its 25-year history, the Collingwood Elvis Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. The festival is a celebration of the life and times of Elvis Presley and his influence on various musical genres, the popular culture of his time, and an entire era of fans and artists who have carried lasting memories of his impact on the world. It has been recognized as the world’s largest annual gathering of Elvis Tribute Artists and a Top 100 festival by Festivals & Events Ontario. In addition to the three Signature Events, there are Elvis Tribute Artists performing at many associated venues as well as the two stages on Hurontario Street, which also features the Vendor Walk and ElvisYourselvis, an interactive station that measures how well a person mimics the moves of a of Elvis.

OLG, Living Water Resort & Spa, Blue Mountain Resort, The Westin Trillium House, Enbridge, are main sponsors of the 2019 Collingwood Elvis Festival.

Stay tuned for more amazing event features and latest updates at www.facebook.com/ExperienceCollingwood.

2019 Collingwood Elvis Festival Celebrates A Super Saturday

The Collingwood Elvis Festival will celebrate in style for its 25th anniversary with a Super Saturday full of Signature Events, the Classic Car Parade, and some exciting new international Elvis Tribute Artists, along with many returning fan favorites. On Saturday, July 27, spend a full day in Collingwood celebrating and reminiscing with fans, friends, and family. This is the Collingwood Elvis Festival ‘Homecoming’, and you are welcome to release your inner Elvis! Limited tickets are available at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com.

On Super Saturday, start the day at 9:00 AM with the return of the Classic Car Parade presented by Buff-It Detailing. The Parade starts at Collingwood Collegiate Institute and heads up Hurontario Street into the heart of downtown Collingwood. Elvis Tribute Artists and VIPs will greet the crowds from more than 50 stunning classic cars!

Enjoy an immersive experience at the thrilling Saturday Semi-Finals Signature Showcase, presented by Living Water Resort & Spa, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. The top-30 Elvis Tribute Artists compete before a panel of experienced judges to find out who will qualify for the Grand Finals. This show also features a special guest appearance by International Ultimate Champions Gordon Hendricks, direct from the UK, and Jay Dupuis, from the USA. Limited VIP Tickets ($70), Premium Tickets ($50), and General Admission Tickets ($30) are still available. Buy your tickets now, before it’s too late!

The Saturday Night Homecoming Signature Showcase begins at 8:00 PM at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. The Collingwood Elvis Festival’s 25th Anniversary celebrates with memories of Elvis and will feature all-star performances by your host and two-time Grand Champion, Ray Guillemette, Jr., two-time Grand Champion Pete Paquette, the 2018 Youth Champion Connor Russo, the 2018 Grand Champion Tim E. Hendry, and Ultimate Champions Dean Z and Shawn Klush. This signature show is not to be missed, and only a few premium and general admission tickets remain.

Fans can now save 10% on the Signature Events with a new 3-Pack General Admission Package for the Semi-Finals, Saturday Night Homecoming, and Sunday Grand Finals! It’s only $81.00 + taxes & fees, so get in on the savings!

Throughout Saturday, there is lots more happening outside on Hurontario Street starting at 10:00 AM. Check out the full event schedule for details on performances on the north-end Centre Stage, presented by Living Water Resort & Spa, as well as the south-end “open-mic” Inner Elvis Stage, presented by Enbridge.

Collingwood Elvis Festival’s ‘Homecoming’ celebration begins Thursday evening, July 25 and continues through Sunday, July 28, 2019. Stay tuned for more amazing event features and latest updates at www.facebook.com/ExperienceCollingwood.

Tickets:

  • Online at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com
  • By phone toll-free to Theatre Collingwood at 1-866-382-2200 or locally at 705-445-2200
  • Hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

About the Collingwood Elvis Festival
Over its 25-year history, the Collingwood Elvis Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. The festival is a celebration of the life and times of Elvis Presley and his influence on various musical genres, the popular culture of his time, and an entire era of fans and artists who have carried lasting memories of his impact on the world. It has been recognized as the world’s largest annual gathering of Elvis Tribute Artists and a Top 100 festival by Festivals & Events Ontario. In addition to the three Signature Events, there are Elvis Tribute Artists performing at many associated venues as well as the two stages on Hurontario Street, which also features the Vendor Walk and ElvisYourselvis, an interactive station that measures how well a person mimics the moves of Elvis.

OLG, Living Water Resort & Spa, Blue Mountain Resort, The Westin Trillium House, Enbridge, are main sponsors of the Collingwood Elvis Festival.

2019 Collingwood Elvis Festival Tickets Are A Hot Commodity

Festival’s 25th Anniversary to feature more pro Elvis Tribute Artists than ever before

Collingwood’s Elvis Festival returns on Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2019, in what will be a thrilling ‘Homecoming’ event. Limited tickets are available at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com, and they are going fast.

Celebrating the festival’s 25th anniversary in 2019, the theme ‘Homecoming’ was chosen to recognize and reminisce with fans, friends, and family.

VIP Tickets ($70) & Premium Tickets ($50) are still available for the thrilling Saturday Semi Finals, where the Top 30 Elvis Tribute Artists compete before a panel of experienced judges. This show also features a special guest appearance by International Ultimate Champions Gordon Hendricks, direct from the UK, and Jay Dupuis, from the US.

Limited Premium Tickets ($50) are available for the Saturday Night Signature Show and Sunday Grand Finals, which will feature some of the best Tributes from around the globe!

Fans can save 10% with a 3-Pack General Admission Arena Show Tickets Package! Get in on the savings!

Join in all the fun! Elvis tributes, signatures shows, and back by popular demand, the Classic Car Parade on Saturday Morning. Stay tuned for more amazing event features at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com.

2019 Collingwood Elvis Festival

Tickets:

  • Online at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com
  • By phone toll-free to Theatre Collingwood at 1-866-382-2200 or locally at 705-445-2200
  • Hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pricing:

  • VIP Reserved $70.00 + tax & fees = First 5 rows, on floor, from stage
  • VIP Tickets for Saturday Night Signature Show and Sunday Grand Finals are SOLD OUT
  • Premium Reserved $50.00++ = Next 10 rows, on floor, from stage
  • General Admission $30.00++ = Last 15 rows on floor & all bleacher seats
  • General Admission Package deal for all 3 Shows saves 10% = $81.00++

Shows (at the Eddie Bush Arena):

  • Saturday Semi-Finals – Showtime is 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Night Signature Show “Homecoming” – 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Sunday Grand Finals – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Elvis Festival Returns To Collingwood

Festival’s 25th Anniversary to celebrate with ‘Homecoming’ theme.

Collingwood’s Elvis Festival returns on Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2019, in what will be a thrilling ‘Homecoming’ event. Limited tickets are now available through Theatre Collingwood.

Home and family meant everything to Elvis Presley. He felt his fans were like family, and he strived to never disappoint them. The Town of Collingwoodshares that goal. Celebrating the festival’s 25th anniversary in 2019, the theme ‘Homecoming’ was chosen to recognize and reminisce with fans, friends, and family about all that makes Collingwood and Elvis so very unique and special.

Join in all the fun! Featuring Elvis tributes, signatures shows, a Saturday night performance by Memphis Jones & his Trio, a Sunday morning Sunrise Gospel Showcase, and returning Grand Champions and VIPs! Enjoy the revival of an old friend, the Classic Car Parade, on Saturday morning. Stay tuned for more amazing event features at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com.

Put on your blue suede shoes and get all shook up with excitement and joy for this milestone anniversary that will feel just like coming ‘Home’!

2019 Collingwood Elvis Festival

Tickets:

  • Tickets are available through Theatre Collingwood
  • Online at www.theatrecollingwood.ca
  • By phone toll-free at 1-866-382-2200 or locally at 705-445-2200
  • Hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pricing:

  • VIP Reserved $70.00 + tax & fees = First 5 rows, on floor, from stage
  • Premium Reserved $50.00++ = Next 10 rows, on floor, from stage
  • General Admission $30.00++ = Last 15 rows on floor & all bleacher seats
  • General Admission Package deal for all 3 Shows saves 10% = $81.00++

Shows (at the Eddie Bush Arena):

  • Saturday Semi-Finals – Showtime is 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Night Signature Show “Homecoming” – 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Sunday Grand Finals – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tim E. Hendry to represent Collingwood at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Tim E. Hendry was named the 2018 Collingwood representative for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest, to be held in Memphis during Elvis Week, August 9-18, 2018.

Tim E. Hendry, who hails from London Ontario, was selected during the Grand Finals competition at the 24th annual Collingwood Elvis Festival.

“I think I’m lucky and blessed to be able to do this,” said Tim E. Hendry, “I always dedicate my wins to my late father Diamond Jim.”

Preliminary rounds took place throughout the weekend, and with more than 60 tribute artists, the competition was tough.

Good luck to Tim E. Hendry in Memphis and congratulations to all our winners!

A full list of winners is included below.

Winners – Professional
1. Tim E. Hendry
2. Sylvain Leduc
3. Michael Cullipher
4. Jesse Aron
5. Garry J. Foley
Winners – Non-professional
1. Pete Doiron
2. Dennis Chambers
3. Spencer Bristow
4. Frank DiRienzo
5. Berry Chumbley
Winners – Youth
1. Connor Russo
2. Aaron Gallant
3. Rowan McLellan
The Collingwood Elvis Festival is sponsored by OLG, Hyundai, Blue Mountain Resort, the Westin Trillium House, Zoomer Radio, Corus Entertainment and the Living Water Resort & Spa.

Congratulations to 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner (and Collingwood’s 2017 Grand Champion!) Gordon Hendricks!

Congratulations to Collingwood’s 2017 Grand Champion Gordon Hendricks! Gordon won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held during Elvis Week in Memphis.

Read the full story on the Graceland.com website here >

Gordon Hendricks to represent Collingwood at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

From L-R: Memphis Jones, Roy LeBlanc, Gordon Hendricks, Mayor Sandra Cooper, Councillor Kevin Lloyd. Photo by: Dave West Photography.

Collingwood, ON – Gordon Hendricks was named the 2017 Collingwood representative for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest, to be held in Memphis during Elvis Week, August 11 – 19.

Hendricks, who hails from England, was selected during the Grand Finals competition at the 23rd annual Collingwood Elvis Festival. Hendricks was also Collingwood’s Grand Champion at the 2014 Collingwood Elvis Festival.

“It’s an honour,” said Hendricks, of winning in Collingwood a second time. “I came with an open mind, and to win twice, it’s very special to me.”

Preliminary rounds took place throughout the weekend, and with almost 100 tribute artists, the competition was tough.

Good luck to Gordon Hendricks in Memphis and congratulations to all our winners!

WINNERS
Professional Concert Years
1. Gordon Hendricks 2. Sylvain Leduc 3. Garry Foley
4. Tim E 5. Matt King  
Professional Early Years
1. Brycen Katolinsky 2. Zach Peddie 3. Cote Deonath
4. Bruce Andrew Stewart 5. Richard Wolfe  
Non-professional Concert Years
1. Mason Cigan 2. Mike Calamusa 3. Gordie McNeil
Non-professional Early Years
1. Dustin Bricker 2. Pete Doiron 3. Matthieu Nardi
Youth
1. Connor Russo 2. Benjamin Dalske 3. Rowan McLellan

About the Collingwood Elvis Festival
Over its 22-year history the Collingwood Elvis Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. In the past seven years the estimated attendance has averaged 25,000+ visitors per year. The festival is a celebration of the life and times of Elvis Presley and his influence on various musical genres, the popular culture of his time, and an entire era of fans who have carried lasting memories of his impact on the world. The Collingwood Elvis Festival is sponsored by OLG, Cranberry Golf Resort, Living Water Resort & Spa, Blue Mountain Resort and the Westin Trillium House.

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For more information, please contact:
Festivals Coordinator
Rosemarie O’Brien
T. 705-444-2500 Ext. 3414
media@collingwoodelvisfestival.com

BEACH BOOSTER RADIO August 9, 2017 – Elvis Tribute Artists from the 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival

A Special Two Part BEACH CORNER show with Dianna’s up and personal interviews with the Elvis Tribute Artists from the 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival. Find out who got a key from Tupelo, Memphis, who portrayed Elvis in a movie last year and who met Priscilla Presley. Hear from Shawn Klush, first ever Ultimate Champion find out what movie he portrayed Elvis, Cody Ray Slaughter, the youngest named Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by Graceland in 2011, Jay Dupuis the best Elvis Tribute Artist holding the title of 2014 Ultimate Champion and the Aussie Elvis 2000 Grand Champion and Tour Guide with over 20 guests from Australia who joined him at the Collingwood Elvis Festival this year and Dean Vegas. Special thanks to Rosemarie Garrity O’Brien and Jennett Mays from the Collingwood Elvis Festival for making these interviews possible. Photo: Pete Paquette two-time Grand Champion from Ontario.

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Ultimate Beginnings

Collingwood, ON [July 14, 2017] – One of the signature events for the 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival celebrates Elvis™ by taking fans through his humble yet historic beginnings in a salute to the ‘firsts’ of an incredible career.

Ultimate Beginnings is a new show in 2017, and features tribute artists who have won the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist at Elvis Week at Graceland. For a career as extensive as Elvis’, there are many firsts to celebrate. Ultimate Beginnings will take you back to the first songs Elvis performed, his inaugural hip-shaking performance, his movie debut, and his first Las Vegas show.

For David Lee, one the featured tribute artists in this show, his frequent trips to compete in Collingwood all begin the same way – with a smile – as he spots the “Collingwood Welcomes You” sign.

Although he’s now a seasoned performer, travelling more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km for us Canadians) to compete in Collingwood, David’s first public performance of Elvis’ music was at a going away party for a co-worker. Another co-worker had introduced him to Elvis’ music, and he quickly became a collector of all things Elvis. “I was like an Elvis Sponge,” he said.

When David started competing in early 2001, he was told he should compete in Collingwood at least once. He’s now made the trip 16 times, and is the one urging everyone to visit Collingwood. “Collingwood is very special to me and to my closest friends!” said David.

David Lee joins other Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Dean Z, Cody Ray Slaughter, and returning Grand Champion Robin Kelly in the Ultimate Beginnings Show, on Friday July 28, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.

If you’re a fan of classic Elvis songs like Don’t be Cruel and Heartbreak Hotel, and you can’t stop your Blue Suede Shoes from tapping along to Hound Dog, then be sure to check out the Ultimate Beginnings show on Friday night at the Collingwood Elvis Festival.

About the Collingwood Elvis Festival
Over its 22-year history, he Collingwood Elvis Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. In the past seven years the estimated attendance has averaged 25,000+ visitors per year. The festival is a celebration of the life and times of Elvis Presley and his influence on various musical genres, the popular culture of his time, and an entire era of fans who have carried lasting memories of his impact on the world.

Go to www.collingwoodelvisfestival.ca to view the latest updates on the 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival.

The Collingwood Elvis Festival is sponsored by OLG, Cranberry Golf Resort, Living Water Resort & Spa, Blue Mountain Resort and the Westin Trillium House.

Full Media Release (PDF)

 

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We only have 8 spots left so act fast to get your spot secured! We are only looking to cover costs of this publication, not to make a profit.

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Check out an example of the Ad space available.

Email kclegg@collingwood.ca for details.

 

Look Local Magazine, July 5, 2017 – The Collingwood Elvis Festival

Well, since my baby left me I found a new place to dwell It’s down at the end of Hurontario Street…
by Emily Bednarz

It’s the largest Elvis Festival not in Canada, not in North America, but in the world. Having hosted Elvis tribute artists and impersonators from all over Canada (as well as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Japan, and Germany), the Collingwood Elvis Festival is internationally-recognized, award-winning, and ever-evolving.   Read the full article.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Release Your Inner Elvis

View the 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival Schedule of Events online.

CLICK HERE to view the virtual program edition.
(Note:  Requires Adobe Flash)

 

 

 

Celebrating Greatness: Join us for an Ultimate Elvis Experience!

Collingwood, ON [June 20, 2017] – In just over a month, Collingwood will welcome back 9 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® Champions who will take the stage over 3 fantastic shows in honour of the King of Rock & Roll™ in this year’s Collingwood Elvis Festival Celebrating Greatness!

Ultimate Beginnings
Celebrate Elvis’ humble yet historic beginnings with Ultimate Champions Dean Z, Cody Ray Slaughter and David Lee, together with returning Grand Champion Robin Kelly as we salute the “firsts” and beginnings of the incredible career of Elvis. Featuring the Casino Brothers band.

Showcase Stage, Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood
Reserved Seating $70 | General Admission $40

Elvis Celebrating Greatness Signature Show
Featuring 2016 Grand Champion Oliver Steinhoff, with Ultimate Champions Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z and back by popular demand the “first ever” Ultimate Champion Shawn Klush!

Showcase Stage, Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood
Reserved Seating $70 | General Admission $40

Ultimate Finale
Celebrate the end of this year’s Festival in a special finale performance with Ultimate Champions Justin Shandor, Jay Dupuis and Bill Cherry. The 2017 Grand Champions will also perform at this show!

Showcase Stage, Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood
Reserved Seating $70 | General Admission $40

Full Media Release (PDF)

 

BEACH BOOSTER RADIO May 30, 2017 – Festival Coordinator, Rosemarie O’Brien share some of the highlights

The 23rd Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival “Celebrating Greatness” is from July 28th to 30th in Collingwood. This year’s festival features six signature events giving first-timers and returning fans alike a chance to experience the world’s largest Elvis Festival. Over the years the Collingwood Elvis Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. Joining Dianna Chycki on the BEACH CORNER is Festival Coordinator, Rosemarie O’Brien who will share some of the highlights being featured and tell us what we can expect at this year’s event.

Collingwood Elvis Festival ‘Celebrating Greatness’ announces 2017 line-up

Collingwood, ON [April 25, 2017] – The 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival has just announced an incredible line-up of returning champions, new artists, and Ultimate Elvis Champions.

For full details on the Artists, visit the redesigned event website at www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com.

Some highlights include 9 Ultimate Elvis Champions, 13 returning Collingwood Grand Champions, 48 Competitors, and over two dozen other Elvis Tribute Artists. These Artists and many others are coming together in Collingwood to honour the 2017 festival theme, “Celebrating Greatness”, A Salute to the Legendary Career and Life of the World’s Most Celebrated Musical Icon.

This year’s festival features 6 signature events that give first-timers and returning fans alike a chance to experience the world’s largest Elvis festival:

• Ultimate Beginnings, Friday, July 28th at 8:00 p.m.: A celebration of Elvis’ humble yet historic beginnings as we salute the “firsts” of an incredible career. Featuring Memphis Ultimates and Collingwood Champions.

• The Semi-Finals & Grand Champion Showcase, Saturday, July 29th at 11 a.m.: Watch the top 30 Semi-Finalists compete, plus enjoy a very special performance from six returning Grand Champions.

• Elvis: Celebrating Greatness, Saturday, July 29th at 8:00 p.m.: A look at the greatest moments of Elvis’ impressive history through the eyes of other incredible performers and memorable performances that changed music forever, featuring Memphis Ultimates and the 2016 Grand Champion.

• Inspirational Elvis, Sunday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m.: An enlightening program of Gospel and Inspirational music performed by ten “Invitation Only” competitors saluting all Elvis’ spiritual favourites.

• The Grand Finals, Sunday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m.: Final round of judging where we crown the 2017 Grand Champions and announce our overall highest scoring Tribute Artist who then represents our Festival in Memphis, TN in August.

• Ultimate Finale, Sunday, July 30th at 8:00 p.m.: A special finale performance that focuses on the “last” memorable concerts, movies and appearances of what proved to be an unforgettable musical journey with the world’s most unforgettable musical icon in history, featuring Memphis Ultimates and our new 2017 Grand Champions.

“In honour of Elvis’ incredible legacy, still strong even 40 years after he left us, we welcome nine Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champions who each bring their own uniquely memorable tribute in respect and admiration of the world’s greatest entertainer. Through their talent, fans around the globe can continue to experience the very best of Elvis,” commented Rosemarie O’Brien, Festivals Coordinator, Town of Collingwood.

Full Media Release (PDF)

 

ROGERS TV April 21, 2017 – General Manager of the Collingwood Elvis Festival, Rosemarie O’Brien, discusses the annual Elvis Festival and some changes to the event coming in July

Rosemarie O’Brien appears on the Penny Skelton show, a community program that focuses on local impact stories, shares successes of local entrepreneurs & delves deeper into fundraising initiatives from local organizations.