For the loyal, lifelong Elvis fan, we offer an unparalleled weekend experience full of COMPETITION, shows, living history and more to pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n Roll.
Elvis Homecoming: Where It All Began
This is a new event! Join us at the Elvis Presley Birthplace for a celebration of Elvis' life to kick off this year's Elvis Festival. Homecoming, a documentary that follows Elvis' early years, will play on the Birthplace Lawn. Relax for a bit, and watch how Elvis became a worldwide phenomenon. Stroll through the Birthplace's Elvis museum and listen to the music of a legend. Feel the inspiration felt by countless others as you walk through the house Elvis was born in and the church he grew up going to.
There is no set schedule for the evening; we invite you to make your way around the Birthplace as you please. There will be food trucks on site and alcohol and Coke products available for sale. You are welcome to relax and picnic on the Birthplace lawn; all you need is a comfy lawn chair or your favorite blanket.
To see what all the Birthplace has to offer, click here!
Tribute Artist Competition
Tupelo Elvis Festival held its first Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition in 2007, and is one of 17 competitions throughout the world to serve as a pre-qualifier for the Ultimate Competition at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
This year's competition includes 19 amazing competitors!
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.
This year we are joined by Dough Church, David Lee, Brandon Bennett, Cody Ray Slaughter, Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, Victor Trevino, Jr., Diogo Light, Ben Thompson, Bill Cherry and our 2017 winner, Cote Deonath!
Conversations with Tom Brown
Our longtime emcee and friend Tom Brown interviews our special guests - an informative and fun-filled panel!
This year's panel will feature 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.
Autographs in Downtown Tupelo
Instead of doing a VIP Meet and Greet this year, we're giving everyone the opportunity to meet our ETAs!
David Lee, Brandon Bennett, Cody Ray Slaughter, Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, Victor Trevino, Jr., Diogo Light, Ben Thompson, Bill Cherry and Cote Deonath will be spread out in Downtown Tupelo's various stores. They'll be available for photos and autographs, so stop by and say hey to everyone's favorite tribute artists!
We've made a few changes this year... starting with a smaller, more intimate venue. But don't be fooled, there's still plenty of room for everybody!
This year's Gospel Sunday will take place in the BancorpSouth Conference Center. The morning will open with Landmark, a fantastic trio that has been singing Southern Gospel for over 40 years! And afterward, join Dr. Bruce Leslie and Jeff Lewis and Friends as they pay tribute to Elvis' greatest gospel songs.