Texas’ Tribute to Elvis Festival and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest from Friday through Sunday, May 26-28. Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive in Parker, hosts the three days of Elvis-themed entertainment meant to honor the life, music and fans of Elvis. Each day, the festival will feature Elvis-themed shows in the ranch’s Oil Baron’s Ballroom, including Friday’s "Long Live the King," celebrating Elvis’ musical career, Saturday’s “Rockin’ Across Texas,” featuring greatest hits and concert classics, and Sunday’s "Spirit of the King," showcasing Elvis’ gospel music, followed by some of Elvis’ country classics. Three-day all-access passes cost $195 in advance or $225 at the door and include all shows, all rounds of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Preliminary Heat, reserved seating for the events and access to the nightly after-hours parties. Single-day tickets cost $85 in advance or $95 at the door. Events start at noon Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, with headlining performances at 8 p.m. For tickets, more details and a complete schedule, visit texaselvisfestival.com.
Professional Elvis Presley impersonators prefer to be known as Elvis tribute artists – or simply ETAs. And this weekend, North Texans have a chance to witness performances by some of the top Elvis tribute artists from around the globe as they gather to compete at the