Welcome
To The
2015
Michigan
Elvisfest



















 

Located in Ypsilanti's

Historic Depot Town

Hope to see ya July 10 & 11, 2015


PERFORMANCE ARTISTS



The Change of Habit Tribute Band
Chicago's newest Elvis Tribute Sensation

Change of Habit Tribute Band (Chicago, IL) www.cohtribute.com This very versatile group of musicians are so talented and passionate about the Tribute and Legends industry. They take great pride in tailoring each song to best represent the real concert experience. It is their challenge and goal to play the music behind each artist as close to the real arrangement as possible, bringing back the magic and memories of everyoneis favorite music. We have been extremely honored to have the COH band as our backup for the many tribute artists we have had over the past years, and look forward to seeing & hearing them play again.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES



RONNY CRAIG
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Ronny Craig is an incredible performer & emcee. Ideal for the Elvis Tribute Shows. His stage presence, along with his mesmerizing voice, and knowledge of the world of the Elvis Tribute Artists makes him the perfect addition to the festival. Ronny spends part of his time as a variety entertainer, and divides up the rest of the year into his many venues all over the country. All this and he also produces the iElvis Explosioni, a highly popular contest in LaCrosse, WI in September.



ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTISTS

TIM "E"

Tim "E" has starred as Elvis in several productions in the USA. His ability to capture the essence of Elvis Presley o is uncanny and his love, admiration & respect for the King of Rock & Roll and his music, is clearly evident in every spectacular performance. A Grand Champion for the 2015 Georgia Elvis Festival, Grand Champion of the 2015 Toronto Flaming Star Festival, and the Grand Champion of the 2015 LaCross nElvis Explosion just to name a few of his awards.
KAVAN

"The World's #1 Rock & Roll Elvis"; a title he won on the BBC television show "The World's Greatest Elvis." Kavan is a nationally recognized Elvis Tribute Artist and has been a fan of Elvis Presley for his entire life; performing on stage since the age of three. Kavan has won Elvis Tribute competitions in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio and most recently was named the 2013 Mid-West Tribute to the King Grand Champion. He has also appeared at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Branson, Missouri.
DAVID LEE
Birmingham, Alabama
On January 4, 2015, as part of an Elvis Birthday pre-celebration, David Lee was honored with his name forever embossed in a brick at the base of the famous Elvis Statue in Fair Park in Tupelo, MS. The inscription reads, iDAVID LEE 2012 TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL CHAMPION PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE TUPELO TRADITIONi. Also, the proprietor of the Silver Moon Club, Charlie Watson, placed David Leeis name on the gigantic metal guitar outside of the establishment. David Leeis name is alongside other famous people such as Lisa Marie Presley, Sam Phillips, Ace Cannon, Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold, Sonny Burgess and of course, Mr. Elvis Presley, just to mention a few. Other accomplishments include: Winner of The Windy City Elvis Contest, Winner of the Brunswick, GA Elvis Festival and Gospel Competition, Winner two years in a row of the Branson Elvis Fest. He is a pre-qualified finalists for The Ultimate Elvis Contest and EEN World Championship.
CHRIS AYOTTE
Canton, MI
An International award winning Elvis Tribute Artist and Celebrity Impressionist. He has performed across the country with his distinct voice and fun loving style of comedy. Especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create the three decades of Elvis n 50is, 60is, & 70is. Chris was a finalist in the 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as taking 1st place at the Crowning of the King Contest in Collingwood Canada, Professional Early Years. He has always admired Elvis for his voice and his God-given ability to inspire others through his music. We welcome Chris back to Ypsilanti, and the Michigan Elvisfest 2012.
MATT CAGE
Cambridge, ON
This is one Elvis Tribute Artist you don't want to miss! Matt Cage is a multi-award winner, holding Professional championship titles across Canada and the United States. He was a top 15 finalist in the Ultimate ETA Contest in Memphis, solidifying his position as one of the top ETAs in the world. Michigan Elvis fans may know Matt from his appearances at Saginaw King Fest where he was the overall champion and named King of Saginaw in 2013. Matt has portrayed the King in sold-out theaters, festival headlining shows, musical plays, television and more. From the hip-swiveling 50s to the stunning vocals of the 70s, Cage does it all. Offering a great crowd pleasing style, Matt engages his audience with the same vivacious appeal that Elvis himself was famous for. New, fresh, and alive with energy, Matt Cage is the whole package in one talented Tribute Artist.
ROBERT WASHINGTON
Maine
On August 16th, 1977 Elvis left the Building. Also on that date Robert Washington turned 19. Since then he has become what many consider one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world. He has won the World Champion title at the infamous iImages of the Kingi contest, as well as many other awards. Robert has performed all over the world, recently returning from his third multi country tour of Europe, as the lead singer in iThe Original Elvis Tribute. His fans, worldwide, adore him. He is a gentleman, and a true class act.
COLIN DEXTER
Colin Dexter is 15 years old. He has been an Elvis fan since age 5 and started teaching himself to sing Elvis songs at age 7. He has been involved in many plays and musicals through community theatre and he has volunteered at area nursing homes by putting on mini concerts for the residents that live there. Colin really enjoys singing Elvis gospel songs in church. Recently Colin won 3rd place at the Saginaw Kingfest n his very first competition. He hopes one day to perform at Graceland.
QUENTIN FLAGG "Q"
He's come a long long ways from the young boy delivering newspapers in the movie "Almost Elvis" to perfecting his tribute to Elvis, and his music in such a dynamic performance. He will move, and grove, and leave you shaking your heads as to how he does it all.


FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

TJ CRAVEN
A relative newcomer to the Michigan Elvisfest, TJ has already become a favorite. His abundant talent and endless energy make him a real crowd pleaser. He loves & performs all kinds of music, pop, country, gospel & of course Elvis.
THE WHATABOUTS
What about this 'n' What about that 'n' What about the WHATABOUTS?

Suzy, Kelly & Deb will be returning to the Michigan ElvisFest on Saturday, July 11th, ONLY.

Their back to perform your favorite songs from the 60s. Singing songs from Artists such as the Chiffons, the Shirelles and the Supremes, just to name a few.
TARA KAY (TK) AS REBA
Tara Kay is Birmingham's Premier Reba impersonator. Tara Kay is a feisty redheaded singing sensation with all the country charm of the Oklahoma diva she imitates; perfect for our event.

Tara Kay performs all across the US and Canada. In 2015, she sang the National Anthem for the National Geico Bassmaster Classic. In 2013, Tara Kay was asked to perform a number with The Ronnie McDowell Band on the carnival cruise line.

She performed in New York for Reba's Management Company, Starstruck Entertainment for an Impersonator event in conjunction with the launching of Reba's album "All The Women I am". Tara Kay was chosen to participate in the "Invitation Only" CMT special for Reba McEntire to be an on camera audience member.
IRV CASS - A TRIBUTE TO TOM JONES
After a two year absence of performances in Las Vegas. Award winning tribute artist Irv Cass returns as The Sexy Welshman, Tom Jones. Ladies get ready for a performance you will not soon forget. Fasten your seatbelts. It's gonna be a wild ride. You bet ya!
ROBERT WASHINGTON AS JAMES BROWN
New at the Festival! Robert, always a fan favorite, will be performing his world class James Brown Tribute act.
BILL DOWNEY & QUENTIN FLAGG AS THE BLUES BROTHERS
Bill Downey & Quentin Flagg will be doing an amazing tribute to The Blues Brothers, right down to the cartwheels, and rubber biskit.


Acts and performance schedules are subject to change.



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