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25th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival to kick off on Wednesday

Elvis Presley tribute artists will be located throughout Tupelo during the five-day festival (Photo courtesy of Tupelo Elvis Festival/website)

The 25th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival will be kicking off on Wednesday, with the King of Rock and Roll’s hometown set to host a number of tribute events in memory of the musical legend.

Elvis Presley was born in his childhood home in Tupelo on January 8, 1935, later discovering his love for music at the Assembly of God Pentecostal Church. His family would soon move to Memphis in 1948 due to financial problems where Presley would eventually begin his career as a singer and acoustic guitarist.

Until his death in 1977, Presley was known across the nation for his performance style and unique voice, topping the charts with 18 number-one hits and 40 top-10 hits. Now, fans of the icon are invited to join in on the multitude of festivities in Tupelo from Wednesday, June 7 to Sunday, June 11.

Those wishing to attend can purchase individual tickets at the Cadence Bank Arena Box Office or by calling (662)841-6528. Package tickets can be purchased here.

The full schedule for this year’s festival is as follows:

Wednesday, June 7
  • 6:00 p.m. Tupelo Elvis Festival Silver Jubilee Gala and After Party
Thursday, June 8
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. “Becoming Experience” Youth Day & Competition at Elvis Presley Birthplace
  • 2:00 p.m. – Tupelo Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Showcase at Cadence Bank Arena
  • 7:00 p.m. – Silver Celebration Opening Concert at Cadence Bank Arena
  • 10:30 p.m. – Jeff Lewis & Friends After Party at Silver Moon Club
Friday, June 9
  • 10:00 a.m. – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition First Round at Cadence Bank Arena
  • 2:00 p.m. – Conversations with Tom Brown at Cadence Bank Arena
  • 6:00 p.m. – TBC Fights “Decked Out” Weigh In at Cadence Bank Arena Conference Center
  • 10:30 p.m. – Jeff Lewis & Friends After Party at Silver Moon Club
Saturday, June 10
  • 7:30 a.m. – Running with the King 5K at Veterans Parks
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Fling with the King Disc Golf Tournament at Veterans Park
  • 10:00 a.m. – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Semi-Finals and Finals at Cadence Bank Arena
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Elvis Tribute Artist Meet & Greet at various locations in Downtown Tupelo
  • 7:00 p.m. – Tupelo Elvis Festival 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Concert at Cadence Bank Arena
  • 7:00 p.m. – TBC Fights “Decked Out” Boxing Event at Cadence Bank Arena Conference Center
  • 10:30 p.m. – Jeff Lewis & Friends After Party at Silver Moon Club
Sunday, June 11
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Fling with the King Disc Golf Tournament at Veterans Park
  • 1:00 p.m. – Sunday Gospel Concert at Cadence Bank Arena

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