Seminole Casino Immokalee invites Elvis Presley enthusiasts to its Elvis Fest 6 on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23. The best Elvis tribute artists from all is free for Seminole Player’s Club members. Anyone who’s 21 or older can join; it’s fast, free and easy.
“We are proud to host this yearly festival and to bring award-winning Elvis tribute artists to loyal fans in Collier County,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “At Elvis Fest 6, our visitors will see several eras of Elvis through song, wardrobe and looks. We look forward to another wonderful competition and King-size celebration.”
On Saturday, June 22, the Elvis Extravaganza Impersonator Contest qualifying round will begin at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10:45 a.m.) in the casino’s Event Pavilion. They’ll take a break at 1 p.m. and resume the contest from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Among the qualities the judges look for are musical talent, performance, and overall stage presence evoking the late, great Elvis Presley. First place will receive $1,000, second place $500 and third place $300.
On Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m. the Event Pavilion doors will open again, and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Elvis Tribute Artist’s finals will begin. After an hour break, the Tribute Finals will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each show day the contestants will perform Karaoke in the Zig Zag Lounge from 6pm to 9pm
During Elvis Fest 6, there will be fun promotions with great prizes. Saturday features “Cash is King” with $1000 cash drawings every two hours from 1:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The winning continues with “Cash is King” drawings on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Earn entries from May 29. Participants must be 21 years old and belong to the Seminole Players Club.
• 10:45am Doors open to Elvis Fest 6 at Event Pavilion
• 11am-1pm Elvis Tribute Artist’s Contestants Perform
• 1pm-2:30pm Break
• 2:00pm – 2:30pm DJ Fontana (Elvis Drummer) signing autographs by stage
• 2:30pm-4:30pm Elvis Tribute Artist’s Contestants Perform
• 6pm-9pm Karaoke w/Contestants in ZZ Lounge
• 12:45pm Doors open to public Elvis Fest 6 at Event Pavilion
• 1pm-3pm Elvis Tribute Artist’s Contestants Perform
• 3pm-4pm DJ Fontana (Elvis Drummer) signing autographs by the stage
• 3pm-4pm Break
• 3:30pm – 4pm DJ Fontana (Elvis Drummer) signing autographs by stage
• 4pm-5pm Elvis Tribute Artist’s Contestants Perform
• 5pm-5:30pm Possible previous Elvis Fest Winner Performs (Irv Cass – from Michigan was last year’s winner)
• 5:30pm Elvis Fest 6 – People’s Choice Award & Contest winner’s announced
• 6pm-9pm Karaoke w/contestants in ZZ Lounge.
Special Performance from the Winner of Elvis Fest 5
With Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Collard Greens.
Served with a slice the king’s favorite red velvet cake.
Gulf shrimp sautéed in garlic Thyme butter over cheese home-style grits.
Served with real fried green tomatoes
Pork spare ribs grilled over an open flame and glazed with tangy Carolina style barbeque sauce. Served with creamy coleslaw and savory corn bread