For the first time in history, Niagara Falls will host an official Elvis event sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland. If you love the King of Rock & Roll, then you'll want to be a part of this ultimate inaugural Elvis tribute experience.
Imagine three full days of non-stop Elvis celebration held at a premiere Las Vegas style venue including:
- Must-See Elvis Gala Shows
- 2 Day Elvis Competition; Grand Champion to be crowned on Sunday
- Delicious Food
- Fun times & cool surprises
NIAGARA FALLS ELVIS FESTIVAL HEADLINERS
Dean Z has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." From his early days growing up in the high desert of Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has shown time and again, he is one of the best in the business today.
Bill Cherry takes great pride in each performance and specializes in the concert years. Onstage, he completely transforms himself into the King of Rock & Roll. With precise vocals, movements, and an uncanny physical resemblance, Bill's interpretive style is instantly recognizable and embraced by his audience. From the most tender love ballads, to the hard-rockin' show stoppers, Bill delivers each song with impeccable energy, spirit and heart, like that of his mentor.
Tim E's ability to capture the essence of Elvis Presley is uncanny and his love, admiration and respect for the King of Rock & Roll and his music, is clearly evident in every spectacular performance.
The Toronto-born performer has a love of Elvis and strives to keep his memory alive. Matt has portrayed the King in sold-out theatres, festival headlining shows, musical plays, television and more.
Joe Passion has over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. He performs regularly in Legend In Concerts shows all over the globe. He is also a Lead Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Arranger/Producer, has toured Canada the U.S.A., the Caribbean, Europe and Australia as a featured act.
Canadian Jim Yorfido is best known for his starring role as Johnny Cash in the The Sun Records Show. The official international touring show of the the famed Memphis-based label that launched the career of the Man in Black in 1955. It is a role Yorfido has been honing for nine years; the latest part of a music career that spans more than four decades, since his teenage years growing up in Welland, Ontario Canada.
Victor J Hanson, also known as Victor J, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As Victor says: "Living in a tough part of Toronto you either grew up a good fighter or as someone that could joke their way out of a fight ... I'm still a lousy fighter." He has performed from San Diego to New York and from Alaska to Las Vegas.
THE Big Hunk O'Love
The Killer & The King - Feature Artist
Connor Russo is the future of Elvis Tribute Artists. At only 11 years old, he is quickly becoming a fan favourite. Russo's attention to detail, work ethic and performance flair is second to none. That's why he's a three-time junior division champion tribute artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival. Furthermore for being so young, he has traveled across Ontario winning competitions in Tweed, Ontario and Lake George, New York.
THE CASINO BROTHERS BAND
Official Backup Band
The Casino Brothers Band will back up all the Headline performances as well as the semi-final and final of the ETA competition.
The only Canadian band to be nominated best Elvis Tribute Band at The Elvis Industry Tribute Awards in Memphis. The Casino Brothers Band have been backing Elvis Tribute Artists from around the globe since 1999. From showcases and theatre productions to competitions, the band pours their hearts and souls into every performance, capturing the authenticity of each era of the King of Rock 'n Roll. The band will be making their Niagara Falls Festival debut and are very excited to be involved.
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