Myrtle Beach to host Elvis tribute artist contest - WRBL

Myrtle Beach to host Elvis tribute artist contest

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -  Elvis tribute artists are set to take the Legends in Concert stage for a chance to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest™ finals in Memphis, Tenn., held this August during Elvis Week™. Each will have the chance to sing one song that impresses the judges with their tributes to the King of Rock 'n Roll. The first place winner will receive $1,000; second place, $300; and third place, $200. Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach will host the 6th Annual Myrtle Beach Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminary Contest™ on Saturday, April 6th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The contest is open to the public and prices will range from $39.95 to $50.95 per ticket.

Radio personality and avid Elvis fan, Lou Krieger, will serve as this year's contest emcee. Janice Duffy from Hard Rock Café, and current Legends In Concert Johnny Cash tribute artist Paul Eve are among the judges. The event will also feature a special guest appearance by Myrtle Beach's current Legends Elvis Tribute Artist, Jay Dupuis, who will be performing at Legends In Concert® Myrtle Beach at the time of the contest.

"This year's contest marks our 6th venture hosting this sell-out contest with Elvis Presley Enterprises®," said Jason Aiesi, general manager of Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach. "Our contest has sold out year after year. It gives Elvis fans, young and old, the ultimate Elvis Experience!"

Due to the overwhelming success of this annual competition, this year's contest has been expanded to include the 1st Annual Elvis Fest™ at Broadway at The Beach. This two-day festival will feature several family-friendly, Elvis-themed activities and events, including a FREE Elvis movie on the Broadway Commons lawn and a Jr. Elvis Competition, all leading up to the grand finale, the Ultimate Elvis Competition™ at Legends In Concert, Saturday, April 6th at 7pm. For more details on all events for this festival, please visit http://www.broadwayatthebeach.com/elvisfest-2013.aspx .

Tickets to the contest can be purchased by calling 800-960-7469 or by visiting https://myrtlebeachtickets.legendsinconcert.com. A two-show savings package for both the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist™ preliminary contest and the Legends In Concert show is available saving guests $10 per ticket when they purchase both shows at the same time.   

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