Elvis to perform in Ti

TICONDEROGA - The King is coming to Ticonderoga.

Elvis, portrayed by Ticonderoga native Jim Cawley, will perform a benefit concert Sunday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Ticonderoga High School auditorium.

The event will raise money for the community's annual "Best Fourth in the North" celebration.

"'The King in Concert and Elvis Tribute' is a live recreation of Elvis in concert and features an array of Elvis' most beloved hit songs," said Molly Bechard of the Ti Best Fourth committee. "The 75-minute concert will magically transport you into yesteryear. 'The King in Concert' will surely please any and every Elvis fan, young and old."

Pre-sale tickets are available at Century 21, Mountain Time Furniture, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or by calling 585-7355. Advance sale tickets are $10 for general admission and $12 fro VIP seating.

Tickets at the door will be $15 for general admission and $18 for VIP seating.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Refreshments and fan club merchandise will be available in the lobby.

"James Cawley is a life long resident of Ticonderoga and for the past 22 years has developed his Elvis impersonation with numerous appearances throughout the nation, including the casino stages in Las Vegas and Atlantic City," Bechard said. "In 1993 his amazing resemblance to the 'King' in appearance, mannerism and voice earned him the ranking of No. 1 in the nation out of more than 2,500 impersonators by a special committee of Elvis fans."

Cawley has appeared with the Jordinaries, Elvis Presley's original back up quartet, and D.J. Fontana, Elvis' original drummer.

Ticonderoga's "Best Fourth in the North" celebration is a long-time community tradition. In 2010 it was a four-day event marking July 4th.

A series of band performances, amusement rides, games and vendors in Bicentennial Park lead up to July 4th.

Independence Day features the annual Montcalm Mile road race, a bed race, the traditional parade and fireworks.

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