The 13th Annual Branson Elvis Festival


Contact: Jill Heppner
417-339-3003 ext.3010
[email protected]

Publish Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The 13th Annual Branson Elvis Festival will be held at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater April 11-14, 2019. The highlight of the festival, the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 7 pm. This contest is one of a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and will be hosted by the incomparable Dean Z.

Fifteen contestants will be judged on vocals, appearance and stage presence. The winner of the Branson contest will receive a prize package and the opportunity to compete in the 2019 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ finals presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The finals will be held in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis Week, August 9-17, 2019.

The 2019 Branson Elvis Festival contestants include:
Russ Brittain, Nathan Cade, Josh Davis, Kenneth Elliott, Joseph Hall, Michael “Mike” Hartney, Jimmy Hutchins, Danny E. Johnson, Radney Pennington, Eddie Simpson, Casper Slee, Mark Stevenz, Gary Tussing, Michael Watson, and Cliff Wright.

Joshua Clark, Ronny Craig and Mike Patrick will be the judges for the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™.

Branson Elvis Festival activities include Ronnie McDowell’s “Tribute to the King” Concert, Elvis Meet & Greet Dinner, Legends in Concert featuring Ryan Pelton as Elvis, The Dean Z Show, Elvis Vendor Village, Hurts Donut Company unveiling of the limited edition “Velvet Elvis” donut, Youth Tribute Artist Showcase, Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, Contest “After Party” at Branson’s Center Stage Grille and Ronnie McDowell’s “Sunday Gospel Celebration”.

Back by popular demand, The Dean Z Show is a one night only event taking place on Friday, April 12th at 10:45 pm. The show is an unrivaled musical celebration of a bygone era of rock 'n' roll, pop, and rhythm and blues. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed entertainer Dean Z, sings the hit music that inspires his passion for performance. Songs made famous by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson and many others come to life with timeless appeal and contemporary flavor. Tickets start at $25 plus tax for adults and $10 plus tax for children.

For more information, call 417-339-3003 or visit the website:
About Legends in Concert:
Celebrating its 35th year, “Legends in Concert” is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. The product is owned and operated by Las Vegas based On Stage Enterprises. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, “Legends in Concert” has not only performed throughout the United States, but the show has traveled to 15 countries on five continents, entertaining more than 30 million fans. It currently operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, Legends in Concert is presented year-round in numerous cities including Atlantic City, Branson, Foxwoods, Long Island, Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, Melbourne, AU, on the high seas onboard the Norwegian Pearl and Waikiki. For more information: