For the loyal, lifelong Elvis fan, we offer an unparalleled weekend experience full of shows, living history and more to pay tribute to our hometown hero.

Michael Cullipher, 2017 3rd Place winner competing in the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Finals.

Michael Cullipher, 2017 3rd Place winner competing in the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Finals.

Tribute artist competition

Since 2007, Tupelo Elvis Festival serves as a preliminary round for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition in Memphis in August. In 2017, we hosted 19 competitors from as far as the UK, Switzerland and Belgium. The competition always serves as the most entertaining aspect of Tupelo Elvis Festival as you grow to love the competitors as they perform their tribute to The King. 

Past Tupelo and Memphis winner Jay Dupuis performing during Gospel Sunday.

Past Tupelo and Memphis winner Jay Dupuis performing during Gospel Sunday.

Elvis concerts 

Each year, we strive to pack the BancorpSouth Arena schedule with quality performances from our past winners and other talented, entertaining Elvis Tribute Artists in their different eras of Elvis' best music. Stay tuned for our headliners and schedule for our 20th anniversary from June 6-10th, 2018. 

 

Conversations with Tom Brown with guest Marlyn Mason, Elvis' co-star in Trouble with Girls.

Conversations with Tom Brown with guest Marlyn Mason, Elvis' co-star in Trouble with Girls.

Conversations with Tom Brown

On Saturday morning of the Festival weekend, our longtime emcee and friend Tom Brown interviews our special guests. An informative and fun filled panel! 

Jeff Lewis and Friends taking turns singing Gospel music together on Gospel Sunday. 

Jeff Lewis and Friends taking turns singing Gospel music together on Gospel Sunday. 

Gospel Sunday

Tupelo is where Elvis' strength in his faith was embedded and strengthened. Through his international fame and glory, he always shared gospel music to his adoring fans. In fact, Elvis won 3 Grammy Awards for his Gospel Music. With a gathering of talented Tribute Artists led by Jeff Lewis, we rejoice together as a congregation as we end a full and wonderful weekend with a peaceful ending with Elvis' favorite gospel tunes. Gospel Sunday is General Admission