7 of the events will be held at the Historic Franklin Theatre, with additional events taking place at Paragon Studios and GRAYS on Main. For a complete schedule of events and additional information, please visit www.NashvilleElvisFestival.com .
Friday, March 31, 2017 – 10:00 AM
ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST CONTEST – ROUND 1
Special Appearance by Dean Z! Judges: Wink Martindale, Sandy Martindale, Brenda Lee, Mary Sarah and Gina Keltner! Come watch Elvis tribute artists from around the country compete in Round 1. All tribute artists will be backed by the EAS Band.
Friday, March 31, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Special Guests: Jerry Schilling, Armond Morales (The Imperials), Norbert Putnam, Collin Raye and more to be announced!
This session will include Elvis Conversations with Elvis’ best friend and original Memphis Mafia member Jerry Schilling, who was with Elvis the day he met President Nixon (as seen in the 2016 feature film, Elvis & Nixon, on which he served as Executive Producer); Armond Morales, the bass vocalist and founding member of The Imperials, who spent years backing Elvis on tour and in Las Vegas (as seen in the 1970 documentary film, Elvis: That’s the Way It Is); Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member Norbert Putnam, who played on some of Elvis’ best recordings; and Country Music Icon Collin Raye, who will reveal his own unique Elvis connection. Additional guests to be announced!
Friday, March 31, 2017 – 7:00 PM
ELVIS IN CONCERT: Jay Dupuis and Dean Z with the EAS Band, plus Special Guests to be announced!
Join us for this special concert event featuring performances by 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ winner DEAN Z and 2014 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ winner JAY DUPUIS! Backed by the EAS Band, this will be an evening you won’t want to miss!
NASHVILLE ELVIS FESTIVAL LATE NIGHT PARTY
Hosted by Jeff Lewis and featuring Nathan Belt & The Buckles plus more surprise guests!
Location: GRAYS on Main
Tickets: $10 cover charge at the door
Immediately following the Friday Main Event, come down the street to GRAYS on Main and join Jeff Lewis & Friends for a late night all-Elvis after party that you won’t want to miss!