For the loyal, lifelong Elvis fan, we offer an unparalleled weekend experience full of COMPETITION, eta shows, living history and more to pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n Roll.
Tribute Artist Competition
Tupelo Elvis Festival held its first Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition in 2007, and is now one of 17 competitions throughout the world to serve as a pre-qualifier for the Ultimate Competition at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tupelo Elvis Festival loves to keep its friends close, which is why each year we invite back our former winners along with other Ultimate winners and festival friends! We ask these amazingly talented artists to perform at various points throughout the festival.
In 2018, we were joined by Dough Church, David Lee, Brandon Bennett, Cody Ray Slaughter, Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, Victor Trevino, Diogo Light, Ben Thompson, Bill Cherry and Cote Deonath!
Conversations with Tom Brown
Our longtime emcee and friend Tom Brown interviews special guests - an informative and fun-filled panel!
In 2018, our panel featured Dick Grob, Elvis' former head of security; Victoria Paige Meyerink, the child star of Speedway; and Jeff Lewis, our fantastic Elvis connoisseur and festival extraordinaire.
Gospel Sunday is a great way to wind down the week - a little fellowship, a little gospel and a lot of Elvis! In 2018 we made a few changes to Gospel Sunday. We started by moving it from the BancorpSouth Arena into the BancorpSouth Conference Center - giving us a much more intimate gathering space. Gospel Sunday opened with Landmark, a fantastic trio that has been singing Southern Gospel for over 40 years. Afterward, we were joined by Dr. Bruce Leslie and Jeff Lewis and Friends as they paid tribute to Elvis' greatest gospel songs!