Images of the King Elvis Festival Winner David Lee Wins Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Title in Memphis
(1888 PressRelease) Lee Tops Field to Bring Home $20,000 in Prize Money and Contract to Perform with "Legends in Concert".
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY - Today, the Images of the King Elvis Festival announced that its Elvis Tribute Artist winner David Lee has taken the top prize in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lee won the Ocean City qualifier at the annual festival in October 2014 and with that win, the honor of competing in Memphis for the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. The 24 best tribute artists from around the world competed the week of August 10 for $20,000 in prize money, a contract to perform with the live tribute show, "Legends in Concert" and other prizes.
"This is a dream come true - there's no higher honor," said Lee. "This is my 20th year performing as Elvis and winning the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist is the top of the mountain. Over the years, I've won the title at five http://www.ElvisFestival.com events and was proud to represent the Ocean City festival at this year's contest in Memphis."
"We're so honored to have David Lee representing our festivals in this contest featuring winners from around the world," said Jason Sherry, president of Sherry Management, LLC, and festival director. "Only the best compete for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist title, making it the highest honor a tribute artist can receive. We hope everyone will come out to see David perform as the headliner at our Lake George festival next June."
Lee has also won the title of top Elvis Tribute Artist at the http://www.LakeGeorge.com festival, the Georgia festival and the Indiana festival, all produced by Sherry Management as part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events. Lee hails from Alabama and has been performing for a number of years, after becoming a big fan of The King more than 20 years ago. His favorite Elvis songs are "Promised Land" and "Unchained Melody."
Elvis Tribute Artists compete for the ultimate title by showcasing their "best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley." Tribute Artists can only compete in Memphis by winning an official preliminary round at one of 24 Elvis festivals held around the world. Artists are judged on criteria including vocals, style, stage wear and stage presence.
Tickets are on sale now for the Ocean City Elvis Festival, Oct. 23-25, and for the Indiana Elvis Festival, Oct. 2-4. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 for the Georgia Elvis Festival, March 10-13, 2016. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15 for the LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival, June 1-5, 2016. For more information on any of the festivals, visit www.elvisfestival.com or call the Elvis hotline at 888-406-5885.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley's Graceland, in Memphis, is music's most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the recently-announced Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room hotel opening in fall of 2015, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis' home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and 10Best.com readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit graceland.com.
About the ElvisFestival.com Series of Events
The ElvisFestival.com series of events is produced by Sherry Management, LLC, under a licensing agreement with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Festivals include the Georgia Elvis Festival, the LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival, Images of the King in Memphis, Indiana's Elvis Fantasy Fest and the Ocean City Elvis Festival. Visit www.ElvisFestival.com for more information.
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Submitted on: 2015-09-02 00:30:48