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2011 Collingwood Elvis Festival (Posted On: Monday, July 11, 2011)

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The 17th Annual Collingwood Elvis® Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, takes place Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24, 2011.  The Collingwood Elvis Festival, themed “Salute to Vegas”, features some of the greatest Elvis tribute artists in the industry showcasing their talents in Vegas-style concerts sure to please any Elvis enthusiast.

The 17th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival also features Elvis tribute artists competing for the title of Collingwood Elvis Festival Grand Champion in the categories of Professional Early Years, Professional Concert Years, Non-Professional Early Years, Non-Professional Concert Years, as well as Junior and Senior Youth.  Other Festival favorites include a street party, family venue tour, vendors, a parade and family focused carnival.  There’s something for every age group and for every budget with free events and ticketed shows ranging from $8 - $70. 

Here are just a few highlights of the show line up this year as we celebrate the golden Vegas years of Elvis…

ELVIS: ULTIMATE BEST     
SATURDAY, JULY 23RD, 2011, 1:30 pm – 4 pm
For a once in a lifetime opportunity, come out to experience the incredible performances of four “Ultimate” Elvis Tribute Artists” as they grace our Collingwood Elvis Festival stage in a one-time only concert event for the “ultimate” Elvis fans.  Enjoy the closest experience we can offer you to seeing the magic that was and still is “Elvis Presley” through the talents of these outstanding Award winning, internationally acclaimed Champions. 

Recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, see Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champions, Justin Shandor (2010), Bill Cherry (2009), Brandon Bennett (2008) with a Special Guest appearance by the first ever Ultimate Champion, Shawn Klush (2007) as they electrify our stage.

A SALUTE TO VEGAS                 
SATURDAY, JULY 23RD, 2011, 8 pm – 11:30 pm
Elvis was well known for his frequent sold-out appearances in Las Vegas, NV, throughout his illustrious career.  His stage energy was electric and his love of performing and pleasing his audience was a very important part of Elvis’ show.

Come out as Collingwood Elvis Festival salutes Elvis’ Vegas years through the incredible talents of our own 2010 Collingwood Grand Champion Tim “E”, together with the first ever Ultimate Champion, Shawn Klush, back by popular demand, as they perform some of Elvis’ greatest Concert hits for the Vegas era.

If you love the Early years of Elvis’ career, you will not be disappointed as we include his greatest moments from the 50’s & 60’s recreated by 2010 Grand Champion Mark Anthony and 2005 Grand Champion Ben Klein.
A show you won’t want to miss!

INSPIRATIONAL ELVIS
Sunday, July 24th, 2011, 1 pm to 3 pm
Come out and enjoy seventeen "Invitation Only" competitors in our Inspirational Elvis Gospel Competition with your Host, Ben Klein, 2010 Gospel Champion.  Competitors will perform live with our house band to deliver some of the best Elvis gospel and inspirational music. This show features heartwarming performances and spiritual dedication honoring Elvis and his love of gospel music.


THE GRAND FINALS
Sunday, July 24th, 2011, 6 pm to 10:30 pm
The Grand Finals is where we crown our 2011 Grand Champions and select our overall highest scoring Champion to represent the Collingwood Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, TN, in August.

This summer join friends, family, and fans in the heart of Historic Downtown Collingwood, 1 ½ hours north of Toronto on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay, for four days of unparalleled entertainment.  The 17th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival takes place July 21 – 24, 2011.  Visit our website now for more details on performance dates, locations, and prices.

The Collingwood Elvis Festival is a proud recipient of the 2010 Festivals & Events Ontario Top 100 Event Award.

© The Collingwood Elvis Festival is a licensee of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.  Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary of CKX, Inc.  

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