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Lake George Elvis Festival features strong lineup of talent

An award-winning Elvis tribute artist featured in this year's Lake George Elvis Fest — which begins Wednesday May 29 and continues through Sunday 2 performs for fans of the cultural icon.

An award-winning Elvis tribute artist featured in this year's Lake George Elvis Fest — which begins Wednesday May 29 and continues through Sunday 2 performs for fans of the cultural icon.

— The three major shows of the festival are held Thursday, through Saturday evenings in the Lake George Forum on Canada St.

Thursday, the show “Tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll History” starts at 7 p.m.

Friday at 8 p.m., the featured show is “Elvis Rocks Lake George — Part 1.” Saturday brings Elvis fans the second installment of the Vegas-style performances, beginning at 9 p.m.

The Elvis tribute contest, featuring both amateurs and professionals, is held daily during the festival — round one from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday; round two during the same hours on Saturday; and round three — the competition finals — from 1 p.m.to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Special events include an Elvis After-Hours Party, 11 p.m. Friday at the Boardwalk Restaurant; the Elvis Classic Car parade down Canada St. beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday; Elvis appearances in various venues around Lake George Village from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; an Elvis lake cruise aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha that leaves the steel pier at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; an Elvis Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Shoreline Restaurant with no cover charge; and an Elvis After Hours Party at 11 p.m. Saturday in King Neptune’s Pub.

Sunday’s activities feature a free Elvis gospel music concert at 9 a.m. Sunday morning in the Lake George Forum followed by an “Ultimate Elvis Wedding” — to which the public is invited free of charge — at 10 a.m. in the same venue.

The Elvis festival concludes with a free wrap-up event 7 p.m. Sunday at the Tiki Resort. For details, see: www.lakegeorgeelvisfest.com.

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