Elvis Week 2014
Images of the King
August 10-16, 2014
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase since 1987.
Tickets for 2014 are currently on sale.
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 2014 Elvis Week including a Sunday night concert starring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Shawn Klush, Cody Slaughter and Dean Z with Elvis’ own Sweet Inspirations. On Monday night we’ll present our 2014 Showcase of Champions starring last year’s champion Dwight Icenhower, 2011 Champion Pete Storm, 2003 Champion Robert Washington, 2009 Champion Jesse Aron and 1992 Champion Mori Yasumasa. On Wednesday is another great concert starring 2010 Images Champion and 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Portsmouth with special guest 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z and our 2013 50’s division winner, Jim Barone.
We also have a special presentation on Thursday afternoon of ElvisFestival.com’s Jukebox LIVE: Tribute to the History of Rock and Roll. The show will star Dean Z as Buddy Holly, Dwight Icenhower as Elton John, Irv Cass as Tom Jones, Jesse Aron as Roy Orbison, Cliff Wright as Johnny Cash, Robert Washington as James Brown, Joe Scumaci as Frankie Vallie, and Tricia Sawlichik as Patsy Cline.
This year’s Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, open to any an all, will once again feature five divisions: Professional 70s, Professional Early Years, Non-Professional 70s, Non-Professional Early Year and Youth. We’re giving away over $10,000 in prize money with the grand champion taking home a prize package worth over $6,000.
The entire week of entertainment will be backed by the Change of Habit tribute band. We are pleased to welcome Ronny Criag back to the ElvisFestival.com family. Ronny served as MC for Images of the King for years and this year he will be joining his friend and colleague Irv Cass on stage to share the Master of Ceremonies responsibilities. Michael Hoover will also appear.
Once again the event will be held on historic Beale Street, the heart of Memphis. We’ve made some changes to last year’s set up at the New Daisy Theater. In 2014 we’ll have smaller tables with fewer seats, and stacking chairs instead of folding chairs for premium seating. Those who pay the premium price for premium seats will find themselves with lots of extra leg room.
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