An impersonator of ‘The King’ sings a number at the opening concert of the 2009 Lake George Elvis Festival. This year’s edition of the Elvis fest is set to occur from Thursday May 31 through Sunday June 3.The free opening concdrt is to be held Thursday May 30 in Shepard Park, Lake George.
Photo by Thom Randall.
continued The first headline show, named “Interpreting Elvis,” is set for 9:30 to 11 p.m. at the Tiki Resort.
Friday’s major show, “Tribute to Rock ‘n Roll history, is set for 8 p.m. at the Lake George Forum. it includes tribute artists impersonating Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison as well as Elvis Presley.
Saturday’s headline show, “Elvis: 35 Years Later” — slated for the same time, same venue — includes artists interpreting Elton John and Neil Diamond. Elvis tribute artist Shawn Klush, crowned the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by the Elvis Foundation, is the featured performer for the Saturday Show. Klush also won the World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition, as well as being named the “World’s Greatest Elvis” in a vote of 6.5 million international viewers on BBC television.
The Lake George festival’s Elvis impersonation competitions are set to occur Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday’s events include the classic car parade at 9 a.m., Elvis cruises aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. impromptu Elvis performances around the village from noon to 6 p.m., and the Elvis Dinner at Shoreline Restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday’s events, centered at The Forum, include the Elvis gospel music competition beginning at 9 a.m., the “Ultimate Elvis Wedding” ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., and the 2012 Elvis competition finals and awards from 1 p.m., to 5:30 p.m. A festival wrap-up party is to be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday evening at The Boardwalk Restaurant.
The festival box office, open through the end of the week is located at The Forum. the Festival hotline is 681-745. Details on the festival can be found at www.lakegeorgeelvisfest.com