Harrah’s Cherokee to host Elvis Weekend

by Apr 23, 2015A&E0 comments


Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort celebrates the return of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest with a weekend of music and fun, July 9-11.

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is the only such competition officially-sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises. The annual search for the “best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley” culminates in a finale contest in Memphis, Tenn. This is the 9th year of the competition and the 8th year Harrah’s Cherokee has held a qualifying event.

Harrah’s Cherokee will be welcoming participants and treating fans with a free showcase on the casino floor on July 9 and 10. Plus, fans can join contestants for Elvis-themed karaoke at the Essence Lounge on July 9  and in the Pre-function area of the Event Center on July 10.

Preliminary Rounds will be held July 9 and 10 at the Essence Lounge. Finals will be held July 11 at 7:30pm in the Event Center. The winner will go on to compete during Elvis Week in Memphis. Tickets for seating at both the Preliminaries and finals can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, April 24.

Standing room admission is available for the Preliminaries at no charge.

Elvis tribute artists interested in competing should visit Graceland.com or email ultimate@elvis.com for information.

– Harrah’s Cherokee