Six of the world’s top Elvis tribute artists are scheduled to appear, including 2018 Images of the King World Champion, Cote Deonath, and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Champions, Dean Z (2013) and the United Kingdom's Ben Thompson (2018). Also appearing are award-winning fan favorites Diogo Light from Brazil, Michael Cullipher and Moses Snow, plus special guest Jeff Lewis. In addition to the incredible lineup of talent, the festival will be hosted by Tom Brown who is widely considered one of the world's leading experts on Elvis. Formerly the VP of Original Production for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Brown is the longtime host of Elvis Week in Memphis, Tupelo Elvis Festival and Nashville Elvis Festival (which he co-founded), as well as other events around the country. Elvis fans will also recognize him as the host of Graceland’s “Gates of Graceland” web series.
ELVIS: THE SUMMER FESTIVAL will take over the Citrus County Auditorium (Inverness, FL) with faithful recreations of iconic Elvis performances, including his 1956 Jacksonville concert, Vegas performances, the movie years, ’68 Comeback Special, Aloha from Hawaii, Elvis Gospel and much more. Headliners will also appear at the Thursday night Welcome Party at The Tuscany on the Meadows Room at The Quality Inn Conference Center (Hernando, FL) and the official Friday night After Party and Saturday night Farewell Party at the world famous Stumpknockers Bar & Grill (Inverness, FL).
In addition to the concert events, Elvis fans will have the opportunity to go Cruisin’ with the King, with daily riverboat tours down the Withlacoochee River & Rainbow River featuring live performances with the festival’s headliners! Tickets are going fast for exclusive cruises with Ben Thompson, Cote Deonath, Jeff Lewis, Moses Snow and Michael Cullipher.
Fans can also tour the historic Old Citrus County Courthouse, where Elvis filmed scenes for "Follow that Dream,” and eat where Elvis did at the Coney Island Drive-Inn in Brooksville.
For tickets and information, visit www.ElvisTheSummerFestival.com.