jill Heppner
Legends in Concert
1600 W Highway 76, ATTN: Jill Heppner
Branson, MO   65616

Contact: Jill Heppner
417-339-3003 ext.3010
bransonambassad[email protected]

The 12th Annual Branson Elvis Festival will be held at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater April 13-15, 2018. The highlight of the festival, the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 7 pm. This contest is one of a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and will be hosted by the incomparable Dean Z.

Twenty contestants will be judged on vocals, appearance and stage presence. The winner of the Branson contest will receive a prize package and the opportunity to compete in the 2018 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ finals presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The finals will be held in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis Week, August 11-18, 2018.

The 2018 Branson Elvis Festival contestants are:
David Allen – Frisco, TX Russ Brittain – Ogden, IA
Ralph Carey – Lyndhurst, NJ Tyler Christopher – Ft Thomas, KY
Josh Davis – White Oak, TX Johnny Deans – Hillsboro, OH
“Cody” Cote Deonath – Oscala, FL Dusty “Delvis” Duling – Eureka Springs, AR
Austin Irby – Honea Path, SC Daisuke Kirya – JAPAN
Rory Moore – Bonne Terre, MO Carl Poe – Lyons, IN
Taylor Rodriguez – Lynchburg, VA Ryan Roth – Englewood, OH
EJ Sharp – Claremore, OK Eddie Simpson – Boxholm, IA
Steve Sogura – Ravensdale, WA Mansour Spears – Austin, TX
Monty Tucker – Parma, MO Gary Tussing – Clare, IA

Branson Elvis Festival activities include an Elvis Vendor Village, Elvis Meet & Greet Dinner at Grand Country Buffet, New Youth Tribute Artist Showcase, Contest “After Party” at Branson’s Center Stage Grille, Jerry Presley’s Elvis Gospel Revival at God and Country Theater, and The Dean Z Show which will take place at 10:45 p.m. on April 13th following Legends in Concert featuring Ryan Pelton as Elvis.

Tickets for the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ start at $32.95 plus tax.

The Dean Z Show is a one night only event taking place on Friday, April 13th at 10:45 pm. The show is an unrivaled musical celebration of a bygone era of rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and rhythm and blues. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed entertainer Dean Z, sings the hit music that inspires his passion for performance. Songs made famous by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson and many others come to life with timeless appeal and contemporary flavor. Tickets start at $25 plus tax for adults and $10 plus tax for children.

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About Legends in Concert: Celebrating its 34th year, “Legends in Concert” is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. The product is owned and operated by Las Vegas based On Stage Entertainment, Inc. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, “Legends in Concert” has not only performed throughout the United States, but the show has traveled to 15 countries on five continents, entertaining more than 25 million fans. It currently operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of “Legends” throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, “Legends” is presented year-round in numerous cities including Atlantic City, Branson, Foxwoods, Long Island, Melbourne, Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, on the high seas onboard the Norwegian Pearl and Waikiki. For more information:

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