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Exclusively Elvis

Elvis tribute artists from across the country will vie for $15,000 in cash and prizes at the Midwest Tribute to the King contest, Feb. 7-9, at the Hilton Springfield, downtown. All contestants are accompanied by the EAS Showband, the official band of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Graceland. Shawn Klush, grand champion of the $25,000 World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition, is the special guest on Friday and Saturday. Klush (pictured), was named the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tenn. and the World’s Greatest Elvis by the BBC. He has had record-breaking performances all around the world. Ronnie Craig is master of ceremonies. The GaryElvis Britt Gospel Hour with the Elvis Choir will play. For reservations and cost, phone 217-801-4663. Exhibitors will also sell everything Elvis, and an after-show karaoke will take place both nights in Bennigan’s. Buy tickets for the weekend contest and more by phone or online at tributetotheking.info.

Midwest Tribute to the King Competition
Friday and Saturday,
Feb. 7-8, 7pm
Sunday, Feb. 9, 1pm
Hilton Springfield
700 E. Adams
$20-$45 a night
$60-$150 three-day pass

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