The festival takes place at venues throughout downtown Tupelo. You can catch live national music acts in Fairpark, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the BancorpSouth Arena, Running with the King 5k race, and the Elvis Look-A-like Pet Parade. The Tribute Artist Contest serves as a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Fans come from near and far to see who will be chosen to represent Tupelo in Memphis during August. In addition to all of the great music, the festival features a number of local food vendors, a movie poster exhibit, living history on Main Street, and much more! The festival concludes with a Gospel Concert at the BancorpSouth Arena Sunday, June 4th.
This year a new event will kick off the festival Thursday, June 1. Music at the Mill celebrates Elvis' legacy with a night full of up-and-coming Mississippi music. This event will take place in the historic cotton mill that has been newly renovated and restored as an event venue in Mill Village, where Elvis' mother Gladys worked. The event will feature performances by artists from Mississippi including The Weeks, Rock Eupora, Light Beam Rider/H.A.R.D. and Silas.
To learn more about the festival, see the full line-up, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.