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Georgia Elvis Festival this Weekend in Brunswick!

March 11, 2013

Brunswick, Georgia is hosting the first ever Georgia Elvis Festival! The festival is part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events, licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Events are being held around town, including Mary Ross Park, the Ritz Theater and Tipsy McSway. Below is a schedule of events. Visit http://georgiaelvisfestival.com/ for more information and tickets. And don’t be surprised if you spot the King over the weekend!

Thursday, March 14

7 PM – 8 PM

Opening Night Ceremony

Join us in the park as we kick off the festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley.  Hear all about what we have planned for the weekend from Master of Ceremonies Irv Cass and see performances from some of our headliners.  Plus there will be other performances and special surprises.

Location: Mary Ross Park – Brunswick, GA

Cost: FREE

8 PM – ?

Opening Night Party

Anyone who’s in town for the opening night should join us at Tipsy McSway’s for Elvis Karaoke with our ETAs. Food and drinks will be available.

Location: Tipsy McSway’s

Cost: FREE

Friday, March 15

10 AM – 4 PM

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Round 1

Watch as some of the world’s best Elvis Tribute Artists (ETA’s) compete for over $5,000 in prize money and the chance to represent Georgia at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held during Elvis Week in Memphis.  Each ETA will perform on Friday and on Saturday.  Each day, half the group performs with tracks and half will perform with the Change of Habit tribute band.  The top ten will compete in Sunday’s finals.  Irv Cass serves as Master of Ceremonies.

Location: Ritz Theater – Brunswick, GA

Cost: $20 – $30 (included in ticket package)

4 PM – 7 PM

Elvis in Old Town

Grab dinner and drinks in the City of Brunswick, GA and enjoy Elvis entertainment in one of Brunswick’s Signature Squares.  Our performers will be playing all over town.

Location: Various Locations around Brunswick

Cost: FREE

8 PM

Raised on Rock

Commemorating the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Ted Torres performing music from both ends of Elvis’ career and Cliff Wright performing a set of Elvis’ gospel music plus the Change of Habit tribute band and Master of Ceremonies Irv Cass.

Location: Ritz Theater – Brunswick, GA

Cost: $49 – $89 (included in ticket package)

11 P – Closing

After Hours Party

When the concert ends, join us down the block from the Ritz Theater at Tipsy McSway’s for a late night party.  Dance and sing with the ETA’s.

Location: Tipsy McSway’s

Cost: FREE

Saturday, March 16

9 AM – 10 AM

Elvis Classic Car Parade

Location: Through the City of Brunswick, GA

Cost: FREE

10 AM – 4 PM

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Round 2

Location: Ritz Theater – Brunswick, GA

Cost: $20 – $30 (included in the ticket package)

4 PM – 7 PM

Elvis in Old Town

Grab dinner and drinks in the City of Brunswick, GA and enjoy Elvis entertainment in one of Brunswick’s Signature Squares.  Our performers will be playing all over town.

Location: Various Locations around Brunswick

Cost: FREE

8 PM

One Night… Remembered

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Elvis’ legendary ’68 Comeback Special starring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter, Ted Torres and Cliff Wright, with the Change of Habit Tribute Band and Master of Ceremonies Irv Cass.

Location: Ritz Theater – Brunswick, GA

Cost: $49 – $89 (included in the ticket package)

After Hours Party

When the concert ends, join us down the block from the Ritz Theater at Tipsy McSway’s for a late night party.  Dance and sing with the ETA’s.

Location: Tipsy McSway’s

Cost: FREE

Sunday, March 17

9 AM – 11 AM

Elvis Gospel Contest

Elvis’ rock and roll arose from his gospel roots.  On Sunday morning we take a break from the regular contest for a separate event where the Elvis Tribute Artists perform and are judged on inspirational songs from the King of Rock and Roll’s musical catalog.

Location: Mary Ross Park

Cost: FREE

1 PM – 5 PM

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals

Location: Ritz Theater – Brunswick, GA

Cost: $25 – $35 (included in the ticket package)

7 PM – Closing

Elvis St. Patrick’s Day Wrap Party

Say goodbye to your friends and the performers as we wrap up the weekend at a St. Patrick’s Day party at Tipsy McSway’s.

Location: Tipsy McSway’s

Cost: FREE


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