A small Piedmont town known for its pork barbecue, Lexington unknowingly played a role in Elvis Presley’s rise to fame, hosting him for a sold-out concert at the YMCA in 1956. Back then, Presley appeared as a lesser-known replacement for an ailing Eddy Arnold. Now, 67 years later, everyone knows the name Elvis, and many honor his legacy by portraying his likeness. This three-day festival will have competitions for aspiring Elvis tribute artists, with the first-place winner moving on to the world championship competition in Memphis, Tennessee. Two headliner shows take place Friday and Saturday evenings with professional tribute artists and festivities close on Sunday afternoon with a gospel show.
NC Tribute Festival to the King
217 South Main Street
Lexington , NC , 27292, US
This story was published on Mar 31, 2023