Images of the King
August 11-16, 2013
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase since 1987.
Tickets on sale February 14, 2013 at 10 AM.
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
An early chance to see Ben Portsmouth on the road to Memphis at the Elvis Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi. Click here for all the details and ticket information.