2018 Elvis Week Memphis

& Images of the King Contest

Memphis, Tennessee

August 10-18, 2018

The original Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase since 1987.

Congratulations to Diogo Light, this year’s Images of the King World Champion!

And thank you to all the fans that came to the New Daisy and the Holiday Inn to see our events.  It was a great pleasure to bring you such a line up of talent and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!  Details coming soon.

Join us in 2017 as Doc Franklin’s Original Images of the King World Championship Elvis Tribute Artist Contest celebrates its 30th Anniversary!


2017 is a very special year in the Elvis world.  Forty years ago we said goodbye to the King of Rock and Roll, but to this day we continue to celebrate his life and music through festivals and concerts throughout the world.  Thirty years ago Edward “Doc” and Jackie Franklin stared Images of the King (originally Images of Elvis) as a way to honor the legacy of their friend.  We are proud to continue thirty years of tradition with a full Elvis Week of entertainment at the New Daisy Theatre in August.


This year we present six Ultimate Elvis Tribute artists and no fewer than eight Images of the King World Champions.  We have traditional shows which celebrate Elvis’ music throughout the eras and non-traditional shows that allow the audience a closer look at the fabulous entertainers the ETAs are in their own right.  And of course, we are proud to present the Blackwood Quartet in “The Gospel Side of Elvis.”  See the list of headliners here.


The newly redecorated New Daisy Theatre combined with the musical energy of Beale street create an atmosphere unlike any other.  We know you have a lot of entertainment options while visiting Memphis for Elvis Week but we hope you make the shows at the New Daisy part of your plans.  We know you won’t be disappointed!


And we end the week as we always do, with a very special concert that raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Over the past two years we’ve contributed over $30,000 and would like to match that amount this year with another $30,000.  To make the event even more special, we are holding this year’s event as a memorial for a Carolyn Quinn Nichols.  Carolyn was a beloved member of our Elvis family who passed away this year.  Please show your support for the music and a cause close to Carolyn’s heart.


See you in Memphis.




“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