This coming April 7-9, 2017, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater will host the 11th Annual Branson Elvis Festival. The festival will highlight the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest that will take place on Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The contest is one of a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. As one of the most anticipated shows in Branson this year 2017, Branson Elvis Festival features fun activities that include an Elvis Vendor Village, Junior and Senior Youth Contest, and an Elvis Meet & Greet Dinner. In addition to the festival, The Dean Z Show will take place on April 7 at 11:00pm after the Legends in Concert show. Other events featured in the festival include a gospel concert, karaoke, concerts and more.
The three-day Branson Elvis Festival is presented by Branson’s own Legends in Concert making all fans shook up at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. This celebration of all things Elvis offers tons of hip-shaking entertainment and includes the 9th Annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, which is just part of the festival. You will see the complete rundown of events, and tickets prices online by visiting BransonElvisFestival.com.
Although this festival is all about The King of Rock and Roll, many of the Branson performers will keep his spirit alive year-round. Dean Z, who is among the performers at Legends in Concert, won the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest. The performance of Joseph Hall at Elvis n Remember Show is an amazing production to watch at Clay Cooper Theater. Before you see one of Branson’s regular Elvis-inspired shows in Branson, you might want to familiarize yourself with The King’s music.
Get acquainted with the music of The King from compilation CD, released in 2002, features 30 No. 1 tracks from all stages of the King’s career. This compilation includes “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and moves to 1970s hits such as “Suspicious Minds,” and “Burning Love.” Another compilation from 2003 includes The King’s first big hit from 1956, “That’s All Right (Mama),” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck,” “If I Can Dream,” “Kentucky Rain” and “Moody Blue.”
Other CD compilations to watch include Elvis Live at Madison Square Garden in 1972 concert which offers a really cool example of one of Elvis’ live shows; 1968 Comeback Special – a combination of televised concert and staged musical number that is a must-see for any Elvis fan; and Viva Las Vegas: Like all Elvis films, this one’s a big hokey, but it’s pretty fabulous (this is about Elvis in the role of a young racecar driver, spends much of the film chasing around Ann-Margret, ending an undeniable on-screen chemistry). In this last CD compilation, you can watch for their early duet on “The Lady Loves Me,” and the raucous song-and-dance number for “What’d I Say.”
If you love rock n roll music, dust off your blue suede shoes and head to Branson for the Annual Branson Elvis Festival: a must-see entertainment show for 50,000 Elvis fans.
Return to the Branson Cabins Blog Home