Elvis Invitationals 2009
That's right, the twelve-year old "mother of all Seattle amateur musical contests" is back in style for 2009...
After the 2008 event was canceled, several local amateur Elvis impersonators banded together this fall and formed an alliance to get the show back... and it worked! Long time show producer Peter 'English" Verbrugge (with a lot of help from a virtual army of Elvis fans) is bringing the show back to Club Motor for one-night only.
On Saturday, January 24th 2009, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle and TO beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what "The King" really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see thirty different Elvis's in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action... You'll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker and even Red West, Elvis's alleged best friend in the crowd or on stage... it's all at the 12th annual 2009 Elvis Invitationals !
Each Amateur Elvis in attendance will tackle one of his many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, Army Elvis, the Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of - a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!
Providing prizes for the top ten entries of the event will be Archie McPhee, Not A Number plus other fun sponsors. New this year, the winner be able to hold a specially artist-created Elvis Invitationals sequined-clad winners belt!
To open the show at 8:30pm, a pro Elvis revue will be featured; Steve Adams and Kentucky Rain. Following the pro review, the Amateurs take the stage and the fireworks really begin. A panel of celebrity judges and an audience clap-o-meter decide on who will be crowned The King of the Elvis Invitationals...
1950 First Ave. S
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