Images of the King
Elvis Week, August 2014
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase since 1987.
Another Elvis Week is over. We had a great time seeing many friends both ETAs and fans and making new ones too. Thank you to all the talented ETAs that participated in all the wonderful events during Elvis Week. Images of the King was a great success and we had the chance to visit many other events and all of them were great. Thanks to the Change of Habit tribute band who worked tirelessly to entertain us all. Thanks to our MC Irv Cass. Thanks to our staff, judges and volunteers who made our events successful and to the New Daisy, Jerry Lee’s, the Hard Rock and the EconoLodge who made us all feel welcome.
Elvis Week never ends without a little controversy, but Dean Z put on a great show at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and deserves our congratulations and support. We hope to bring him to one of our events soon to introduce him to our festival attendees.
Jeff Lewis did a great job with all the Hard Rock events. And thanks to Rhonda and Blair at the Elvis Birthplace for kicking off the week with us. We look forward to working with them again soon.
We are working hard to add to the event in 2014. We’ll be changing the seating arrangements to give you a little more room and using padded stacking chairs instead of folding chairs so you are more comfortable. Please we’ll have another great lineup for the showcases and contest. Details and ticket information will be coming soon.
We’d like to welcome you to the website for the Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase that started it all. In 1987 Elvis’ friend and veterinarian Edward “Doc” Franklin built the foundation upon which the modern world of Elvis Tribute Artists is build on.
Now part of the ElvisFestival.com series of event, Doc Franklin’s Original Images of the King Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase, is poised for an exciting future. We’re pleased to present a great lineup for the 2013 Elvis Week including one Showcase of Champions on Monday starring 1991 Champion Doug Church with appearances by last year’s Champion Gordon Elvis, 1988 Champion Michael Hoover and 1999 Champion Irv Cass. On Tuesday, we’ll present a second Showcase of Champions starring 2010 Champion and 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Portsmouth with an opening performance by 2008 Champion Gino Monopoli.
Our big change for 2013 is that the event will now be held on historic Beale Street, the heart of Memphis. The New Daisy Theater has been transformed into a classic Las Vegas-Style Showroom and we’re expecting record crowds to come and see what Images is all about. We hope that if you’re an Images fan you continue to support us and if you’ve never been, or haven’t been for a while, you come and see what’s new.
Images of the King is a great way to kick off your Elvis Week experience and we’ve scheduled our event so you won’t miss a moment of what makes Elvis Week special. The Images of the King event is not licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises and is not an official part of Graceland’s Elvis Week. It is produced and promoted independently by Sherry Management, LLC.
We hope you find all the information you’re looking for here, but if you can’t find something, don’t be afraid to call us at 1-888-406-5885 or contact us using the form on the website.
“Back in 1986, when we first started working on the show, we had no idea that people would still be interested 27 years later. Carry on!”
- Jackie Myrick (Jackie Franklin), January 2013