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21ST ANNUAL ELVIS FESTIVAL
|Festivals in Orange County|
Time(s): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 12911 Main Street, Garden Grove,92840
Cost: FREE/Some Paid Seating
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Themed after an Elvis Presley movie it will be “A Change of Habit” when the 21st Annual Elvis Festival returns to Historic Main Street in Garden Grove on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Traditionally held in August near the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death (August 16, 1977) , the festival was postponed last year and rescheduled for this fall due to COVID.
California’s only Elvis Festival, the all-day tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature a combination of traditional Elvis performances as well as not so traditional including a set of performances by singers inspired by the King but do not aim to look or sound like them.
Kirk Wall of Anaheim, who has served as the Festival’s Ambassador since its inception, will perform songs from the movie Blue Hawaii along with the Halau Hula Lani Ola dancers and then bring bluegrass versions of Elvis hits with his band Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, which plays regularly at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Among the highlights this year is special guest and Elvis songwriter Mike Stoller, who along with the late Jerry Leiber, wrote many of the songs Elvis performed and turned into hits including” Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog” and “Treat Me Nice.” Several Elvis Tribute Artists and other vocalists will perform several of their Elvis songs in a tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Songwriters.
The festival’s finale band will combine the diverse vocal talents of Elvis Tribute Artist, James King with Beatles Tribute Band, The Walrus: The King and the Walrus will perform a variety of Presley and Beatles songs along with other rock and roll hits from the 1950’s and 60’s.
Earlier in the day, King will sing along with accordionist Katrina Saroyan in a special set of Elvis songs featuring the squeezebox.
Other performances will include multi-award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist Martin Anthony singing Elvis gospel, duets with vocalists Erika Boychenko, Marlena Khramova and Dahlia Valdez and other selections. Also featured will be Elvis tributes by Steven Williamson, Brad Carrow, Gary Anderson and Ronnie Po.
In addition to stage entertainment the festival will include the King of Cadillacs Car Show for passenger cars from 1977 and earlier, Elvis fan clubs: Jailhouse Rockers of California and Blue Suede Shoes of California, vendors with memorabilia and collectibles, stilt Elvis and Priscilla, Abbit the Average Elvis, food trucks with special “Elvis” menu items and Main Street restaurants and merchants.
More information including a full schedule may be obtained at the 21st Annual Elvis Festival-Garden Grove Facebook page, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 714-267-4657.
NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
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