Countdown to the festival!
The 2014 Festival Schedule
(as of April 13, 2014)
ALL TICKET PRICES TO ALL SHOWS WILL BE SUBJECT TO TAXES AND SERVICE FEES EXTRA.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
**NEW IN 2014 ELVIS ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP – FREE – Top of Blue Mountain – 5 p.m. – Come out to listen to Grand Champion Pete Storm perform a special performance at the top of Blue Mountain. Ride up in the Chairlift or take a beautiful drive up Scenic Caves Road to enjoy a scenic, picturesque musical experience.
**NEW IN 2014 ROOTS OF ROCK N ROLL – A SALUTE TO THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – Reserved Seating – $30 to $70 – Eddie Bush Arena – Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. – Come out to a special performance of the Tony Award Winning showcasing the history of the legendary Million Dollar Quartet and the days of Sun Records. Featuring tribute artists performing as Elvis (Cody Ray Slaughter), Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. A must see performance!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
**NEW IN 2014 DINING WITH THE KING – FREE ADMISSION - Cost of your own meal according to order. - VARIOUS PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS – Come enjoy a wonderful meal, whether it be Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, at a local participating restaurant with special meal pricing available. Featuring a variety of area eateries that will specifically feature either Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner where a participating Elvis Tribute Artist will be performing and dining with you at your table! Something new and special to offer those who come to town early to both welcome you, as well as to promote our local businesses and support our loyal Tribute Artists. Participating restaurants will be announced soon! Limited seating will be available.
**NEW IN 2014 ELVIS ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP – FREE – Top of Blue Mountain – 5 p.m. – Come out to listen to Grand Champion Shon Carroll perform a special performance at the top of Blue Mountain. Ride up in the Chairlift or take a beautiful drive up Scenic Caves Road to enjoy a scenic, picturesque musical experience.
FIRST HURRAH KARAOKE PUB CRAWL - FREE – VARIOUS VENUES – Come see Elvis Tribute Artists perform. Begins at 5:00 pm
Participating venues include The Huron Club, Pizza Hut, Old Towne Terrace, Moguls. ETAs are encouraged to attend.
**ONLY IN 2014 “SHADES OF ELVIS” GALA DINNER – RESERVED SEATING – TICKETS: $250 PER PERSON – THE BEAR ESTATE @ CRANBERRY RESORT – 300 BALSAM STREET – LIMITED CAPACITY OF 200 – Doors: 5:30 p.m. Event begins: 6 p.m. FORMAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Price includes a copy of “Shades of Elvis” for your collection! Come out to listen to Priscilla Presley speak about Elvis and her new book “Shades of Elvis” with co-author Christopher Ameruoso. Enjoy a scrumptious sit-down dinner then meet Priscilla and Christopher as they personally sign your “Shades of Elvis” book. For those who purchase tickets to Elvis Evolution, don’t worry we will have you out in time for the show!
“ROUSTABOUT” FAMILY CARNIVAL presented by Homeniuk Rides – 45 ST. PAUL STREET @ THE STATION - TBD Come out to enjoy an old fashioned Carnival complete with rides, food concessions and games. Fun for the whole family. Ride tickets available for purchase on site. THURSDAY IS “LOCAL” NIGHT.
**NEW IN 2014 – NOTE TIME CHANGE** “THE ELVIS EVOLUTION – THE ANNIVERSARY SHOW” - Reserved Seating – $20 to $40 – 97 Hurontario Street – The Eddie Bush Memorial Arena – Doors at 8 pm; Show at 9 pm Come out and enjoy a historic look at our Festival’s 20 years of success featuring our fabulous house band The Casino Brothers and returning Grand Champions Pete Paquette (Canada), Pete Storm (U.K.), Ben Klein (U.S.A.), Mark Anthony (Australia), plus Special Guest 2009 Ultimate Champion, Bill Cherry. No outside food or beverages permitted to be brought inside the Venue. Family Friendly Venue.
Friday, July 25, 2014
“ROUSTABOUT” FAMILY CARNIVAL presented by Homeniuk Rides – 45 ST. PAUL STREET @ THE STATION – 11 am to 10 pm Come out to enjoy an old fashioned Carnival with rides, food concessions and games. Fun for the whole family. Ride tickets available for purchase on site.
AWESOME STREET PARTY & TRIBUTE ARTIST SHOWCASE – HURONTARIO ST. – FREE–11 am to 12:30 am Bring your lawn chair. We respectfully ask that you please leave your pets at home for the comfort and safety of everyone. This event is outdoors without benefit of shade so please bring appropriate coverage in the event of humid or inclement weather. From 11 am to 10 pm listen to ALL our registered Elvis Tribute Artists perform with our Houseband. **NEW LOCATION IN 2014** FESTIVAL GARDENS is now located on Hurontario Street on the North side of the Main Street Centre Stage. – Gate admission $10. – 11 am to 9 pm. Cash Bar on site. Enjoy entertainment from our Main Stage while enjoying a beverage! Later at 10:30 pm at the “Starlight Theatre” watch a FREE Elvis movie on the South side, if you don’t feel like finishing your night…come enjoy “Kissin Cousins” celebrating its 50th Anniversary!
QUALIFYING ROUND OF COMPETITION – EDDIE BUSH ARENA – 97 HURONTARIO STREET – Tickets $5 to $15 – Reserved Seating – Doors at 3 pm; Show 4 pm to completion. No outside food or beverages permitted. Family friendly venue. Watch ALL ETAs compete in the first round of judging.
INTIMATE & INTERACTIVE – THE HURON CLUB – 94 PINE STREET – Tickets $25 – General Admission – Doors at 4 pm; Event at 4:30 pm to 6 pm. No outside food or beverages permitted. Limited to 50 ticketholders. Come out to listen to eight Elvis movie co-stars share their experiences, then enjoy a Q & A session and a “Meet & Mingle” opportunity for photos and autographs. Hors D’Oeuvres will be served. Dinner menu available. Meet Cynthia Pepper, Christopher Riordan, Tanya Lemani, Anne Helm, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Chris Noel, Gary Lockwood, and Marlyn Mason.
**ONLY IN 2014 MAYOR’S CELEBRITY COCKTAIL RECEPTION – THE WILLIAM WATTS ROOM AT CRANBERRY RESORT – 19 KEITH AVENUE – Tickets $100 per person – General Admission Standing – Doors 5:30 pm; Event begins at 6:30 pm – SEMI-FORMAL OR BUSINESS ATTIRE IS REQUIRED. Meet the Mayor of Collingwood and enjoy hors d’oeuvres during an intimate “meet & greet” with Priscilla Presley and co-author Christopher Ameruoso. Sales station will be available on site to order/purchase “Shades of Elvis”. This is a memorable experience that you won’t forget!
ELVIS MEMORIES AT BLUE – BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STAGE – JOZO WEIDER BLVD. – FREE – 7 pm to 9 pm Come out and enjoy the Elvis musical stylings of Grand Champion Tim E, together with ETA Mark Andrews from Australia and featuring Rudy & the Angels.
“DANCE TO THE LEGENDS” – ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – 490 ONTARIO STREET – Tickets $30 per person. General Admission Seating – Doors at 7 pm; Dance 8 pm to 12 am. No outside food or beverages permitted. Cash Bar on site. Age of Majority event. Featuring tributes to Elvis, Frankie Valli, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin, Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Neil Diamond. With fantastic music by the legendary Gerie & the Koasters with Special Guests, The Tonettes. Prizes! Only 300 tickets available! A SOLD OUT EVENT IN 2013!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
TRIBUTE ARTIST CLASSIC CAR PARADE – HURONTARIO STREET – FREE – 9 am to 10 am Parade begins at Collingwood Collegiate Institute (Hurontario Street South) and continues North on Hurontario to Ontario Street, east on Ontario to Minnesota Street, north on Minnesota to Leisure Time Centre parking lot. Register your vehicle online. Please be advised that cars are not permitted to stop while on route. Followed immediately by a “Show & Shine” event at the Leisure Time Centre, 100 Minnesota Street. Prizes! Photo opportunities for all car enthusiasts!
CLASSIC CAR “SHOW & SHINE” – LEISURE TIME CENTRE, 100 MINNESOTA STREET – FREE – 11 am to 4 pm – Light Food available on site. Come view these beautiful classic cars. Vote for your favourite! Photo opportunities! Prizes! All car enthusiasts are welcome!
“ROUSTABOUT” FAMILY CARNIVAL presented by Homeniuk Rides – 45 ST. PAUL STREET @ THE STATION – 11 am to 10 pm
Come out to enjoy an old fashioned Carnival with rides, food concessions and games. Fun for the whole family. Ride tickets available for purchase on site.
SEMI-FINAL ROUND OF COMPETITION – EDDIE BUSH ARENA – Tickets $10 to $25 – Reserved Seating – Doors open at 10 am; Show 11 am to completion – Family friendly atmosphere. No Alcohol permitted. No outside food or beverages permitted. All Ages Welcome. Watch the Top 40, in the Adult divisions, compete for a shot at the Grand Finals.
TRIBUTE ARTIST FAMILY VENUE TOUR – VARIOUS VENUES – FREE – 12 pm to 6 pm – Participating venues to be announced in the future! Enjoy ETAs perform for the audience. Most locations have food and beverages available on site.
ELVIS EXCITEMENT ON MAIN! – HURONTARIO STREET MAIN STAGE – FREE – 9 am to 12:30 am – A full day’s worth of entertainment awaits you featuring Elvis Tribute Artists, with Live Bands. From 12 noon to 3 pm watch and enjoy afternoon entertainment with Elvis returning Grand Champions, Richard Wolfe, Kevin Bezaire, Shon Carroll and Jay Zanier, together with Gerie & the Koasters & The Tonettes. Elvis ETAs perform with tracks from 3 pm to 5 pm. Touch of Vinyl takes to the stage at 5 pm to 7 pm enjoy returning Grand Champions Robin Kelly, Anthony Von, Shon Carroll and a special performance by Memphis Jones; then from 8 pm to 10 pm evening entertainment continues with the MEMORY LANE STREET DANCE featuring Touch of Vinyl, with a fantastic array of great 50′s/60′s/70′s music. A “true” street dance experience.
**NEW LOCATION IN 2014** FESTIVAL GARDENS is now located on Hurontario Street on the North side of the Main Street Centre Stage. - Gate admission $10. – 11 am to 9 pm. Cash Bar and food on site. Enjoy entertainment from our Main Stage while enjoying a beverage! Followed at 10:30 pm as our “Starlight Theatre” presents an Elvis movie, featuring “Speedway” for those who aren’t quite in the mood to go home yet!
GINO MONOPOLI’S ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW – LIVE IN CONCERT – HISTORIC GAYETY THEATRE – $25 plus tax & fees – Doors: 1:30 pm; Show: 2 pm to 4 pm - An afternoon of great Elvis hits performed by returning Grand Champion Gino Monopoli, with Rudy Salerno & the Angels band. Air-conditioned venue. No food or beverages may be brought into the venue.
ELVIS GOLD – ARENA – Tickets $30 to $60 – Reserved Seating – Doors 7 pm; Show 8 pm to 11 pm – No outside food or beverages permitted. Food & Beverages available on-site. Featuring 2013 Grand Champions, Brycen Katolinsky & Jesse Aron, with 2013 Ultimate Dean Z, 2012 Ultimate Ben Portsmouth, 2011 Ultimate Cody Ray Slaughter and back by overwhelming demand….First Ever Ultimate, Shawn Klush! Also featuring our fabulous House band, The Casino Brothers with special guests, The Tonettes! Family Friendly Venue. All Ages. A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED!
“A CHAMPION’S SHOWCASE” – ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – 490 ONTARIO STREET – Tickets $30 per person. General Admission Seating – Doors at 7 pm; Dance 8 pm to 12 am. No outside food or beverages permitted. Cash Bar on site. Age of Majority Event. Featuring five incredible Champions from around the World! Starring James Gibb & John Cigan (Canada), European Champion Johnny Lee Memphis (Scotland), Oliver Steinhoff (Germany), Mark Andrew (Australia) and *Just Added* Gordon Hendricks (United Kingdom)! This is a track only show! A SOLD OUT EVENT IN 2013!
GINO MONOPOLI’S ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW – LIVE IN CONCERT – HISTORIC GAYETY THEATRE – $25 plus tax & fees - Doors: 7 pm; Show: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm - Spend an Evening with multi-award winning Grand Champion, Gino Monopoli, in the beautiful, historic Gayety Theatre to celebrate a night of Elvis favorites accompanied by Rudy Salerno & the Angels. A show not to be missed! Family friendly air-conditioned venue. No food or beverages are permitted to be brought into the venue.
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
SUNRISE WORSHIP SERVICE – EDDIE BUSH ARENA – FREE – NON-DENOMINATIONAL -9 am to 10:30 am - No outside food or beverages permitted. Featuring your Host, Pat Lucknow and ETA performers, Ronnie Scott, Sam Calleri, Cliff Wright and Frank Greenwood with Special Guests, The Tonettes! A goodwill offering will be gratefully accepted and appreciated.
“ROUSTABOUT” FAMILY CARNIVAL presented by Homeniuk Rides – 45 ST. PAUL STREET @ THE STATION – 11 am to 5 pm Come out to enjoy an old fashioned Carnival with rides, food concessions and games. Fun for the whole family. Ride tickets available for purchase on site.
CANADIAN STAR CHALLENGE – on the Hurontario Street Stage – 11 am to 5 pm – FREE. Cash bar and food available on-site. Come out to watch twelve competitors via for top honours to win a “Special Career Enhancing” Prize Package. We invite audience members to become the “Judging Panel” for this exciting competition!
INSPIRATIONAL ELVIS GOSPEL COMPETITION – ARENA – Tickets $20 to $50 – Reserved Seating
1 pm to 3:30 pm - No outside food or beverages permitted. Food and beverages available on-site. Featuring “Invitation Only” competitors with your Host 2013 Inspirational Champion, Norm Ackland, Jr.. This concert is becoming one of our most popular events! Don’t be disappointed! With Special Guest appearances by Gospel Champions, Ben Klein, Jay Zanier and others to be announced!
THE GRAND FINALS – ARENA – 97 HURONTARIO STREET – Tickets $30 to $70 – Reserved Seating – Doors 5 pm; Show 6 pm to 10:30 pm No outside food or beverages permitted. Food and beverages available on-site. Final round of judging where we crown the 2014 Grand Champions and our Memphis “Ultimate” Representative. Family friendly venue! With Special Guest appearance(s) to be announced!
**NEW IN 2014 – NOW A TICKETED EVENT** COLLINGWOOD ELVIS FESTIVAL “OFFICIAL” LAST HURRAH PARTY presented by Moguls – COLLINGWOOD CURLING CLUB – 250 Hume Street - $18 per person + tax & fees – Doors open at 7 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 8 pm to 2 am– Full “Elvis” inspired food buffet included in the cost. Reserved Seating. Age of Majority event. All registered ETAs-only welcome to perform! Come out and celebrate the final night of the Festival filled with fun and excitement. See the Curling Club transformed into an energized party room. Party theme is “Elvis Movies” so come dressed in your favorite Elvis character from one of his movies to win a prize! Karaoke-style entertainment begins at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Elvis Tribute Artists singing your favorites and then the evening gets even better as live Elvis band, Rudy & the Angels takes over the stage to perform with all the attending Tribute Artists from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Licensed outdoor patio is also available with full bar available on site. Buffet will include some of Elvis’ favorite foods and each table will be themed after a movie. Elvis Movie Co-Stars will also be in attendance for photo opportunities and autographs! Ambience, energy and elegance all rolled into one party! THIS IS THE ONLY “OFFICIAL” LAST HURRAH PARTY so don’t be left out, get your tickets early! You won’t be disappointed in the culmination of our 20th Anniversary celebration! This will be the one & only “Elvis” entertainment party licensed on Sunday evening.
Visit www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com for more information or call toll-free 1-866-943-8849 and select Option #1 to order Tickets.
Additional Shows and information will be added as it becomes available.
TICKET PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO TAXES AND SERVICE FEES EXTRA UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.
ALL SHOWS, CONTENT, PRICING AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!
ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SECURITY SEARCH UPON ENTRY.
NO VIDEO CAMERAS OR VIDEOTAPING ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE EDDIE BUSH MEMORIAL ARENA.
Venue Location Addresses Eddie Bush Arena – 97 Hurontario Street, between 2nd & 3rd, under the Clock Tower
Collingwood Curling Club – 250 Hume Street by the Water Tower and the YMCA
The Historic Gayety Theatre – 161 Hurontario Street, just south of Ontario Street between Third & Fourth street.
The Station – 45 St. Paul Street at the Collingwood Museum – looks like a Train Station, corner of Huron & St. Paul Street.
Royal Canadian Legion – 490 Ontario Street, watch for the Tank & Airplane on the property.
Festival Gardens – Hurontario Street @ Second/Simcoe on the North side of the Main Stage.