Arts & Culture: 2022 Elvis Festival

Oct 15, 2021 at 09:54 am by RMGadmin

Elvis fans from around the world will gather in Middle Tennessee March 24-27, 2022, for the (almost) fourth annual Nashville Elvis Festival, celebrating the music and legacy of the King of Rock & Roll. After a brief pause for the Covid pandemic, the popular event returns in a new venue, Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. The festival’s new venue will allow new vendor space, free parking and larger crowds, as most shows sell out each year. 

The festival will feature performances by twenty-eight of the world’s top Elvis tribute artists, including four Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist world champions: Bill Cherry (2009), Dean Z (2013), David Lee (2015) and Ben Thompson (2018). Also appearing is the Nashville reigning champion, Al Joslin, and fan favorites Michael Cullipher and Cote Deonath, and King of the Elvis festival late-night parties, Jeff Lewis — an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter, actor and emcee.

A highlight of each Nashville Elvis Festival is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round. The winner moves to Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal & Finals in Memphis during Elvis Week each August. Twenty contestants have been hand-selected and invited to compete in Nashville, coming from all over the USA, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Norway, England and more. An all-new “Little Elvis” kids competition will also debut in 2022! Backing all live performances will be FEVER, known for their performances worldwide, backing tribute artists and giving the feeling and excitement of being at an actual Elvis concert. 

TOM BROWN returns as the festival’s host and emcee. For twenty years, he has served as a host for Graceland’s Elvis Week, Tupelo Elvis Festival and numerous other Elvis events around the country. He can be seen on Graceland’s famous “Gates of Graceland” web series and heard each weekday hosting “Tom Brown in the Morning” on Sunny 93.3 in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.

Nashville Elvis Festival is produced by Tom Brown & Brian Mayes for Music City Festivals.

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