PALA — For the third consecutive year, the three-day Rockin’ Elvis Fest and Ultimate Elvis Tribute contest will return to Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Infinity Showroom, Friday through Sunday, March 14 through March 16.
The contest, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. of Memphis, Tenn., will be open to Elvis Tribute Artists internationally. To enter, contestants must register at elvistributecontest.com. Contestants will compete for $4,000 in cash prizes and the winner will receive an automatic entry into the International Ultimate Elvis Tribute semi-finals to be held during Elvis Week in August in Memphis.
Last year’s winner was Dean Z, 30, who performs in the Legends in Concert show in Branson. On Aug. 18 in Memphis, Dean Z won the Ultimate Elvis World Championship and the right to be called the number-one Elvis Tribute Artist for 2013-14.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute weekend will include the competition performances, a parade of tribute artists through the casino, meet and greets with the performers, performances by the EAS band, the Official Elvis Tribute Band of Graceland, plus peanut butter and banana sandwiches for purchase in the Pala Deli.
Tickets for all three days are $10, $15, $20, $25 and $30, depending on the session. They go on sale at 10 a.m., Jan. 17, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office in the casino or by calling (877) 946-7252 or at (800) 585-3737, or startickets.com.