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Annual Elvis Festival Keeps the King’s Memory Alive Through His Music, His Love of Caddies, Canines and Fan Camaraderie

GARDEN GROVE, CA, August 28, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — He might have “left the building” going back time August 16, 1977, but Elvis Presley, the King of Stone is still quite definitely alive in the hearts and minds of his fans.

And everything Elvis and some should come together once more through the 22nd Annual Elvis Festival on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Historic Main Street in Garden Grove, home of the iconic Elvis themed Azteca Mexican restaurant.

Since Presley’s death 45 years back Presley has stayed honored, celebrated and emulated and at California’s only Elvis Festival it includes the approach not only to impersonate the world’s biggest stone music legend, but to provide his inspirational legacy that will come in many forms. This year’s theme “Follow That Dream” (an Elvis movie and song title) captures that intent because the Festival showcases Elvis tribute artists in addition to an Inspired by Elvis Showcase for singers who don’t look, act or sing like him, but are aspiring to check out their very own music path.

Furthermore, the Festival includes a bevy of Cadillacs (Presley’s favorite car) for passenger cars from 1977 and earlier, memorabilia and collectibles, handmade inspired by Elvis crafts and artsy creations, Hound Dogs, Elvis themed foods, fan clubs Jailhouse Rockers of California and Blue Suede Shoes of California and an array of booths, merchants and restaurants celebrating Presley within their own way.

The mix of entertainment and activities includes four bands featuring Wall together with his band Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, regulars at Knott’s Berry Farm, performing Elvis songs bluegrass style; The Decades with Lil Joe Banuelos singing the King’s stone hits from the 50’s and 60’s and also other music legends; Scot Bruce and his band concentrating on Elvis in the first years, and a Beatles Tribute Band, the Walrus, with Elvis Tribute Artist James King because the lead singer.

Other performances includes multi-award-winning talent of Martin Anthony singing gospel hits, other solo Elvis tribute artists, alongside an Inspired by Elvis Showcase of six singers ranging in ages 10 to 65 yrs . old. They include Robert Nguyen of Santa Ana, who’ll sing in Vietnamese.

”It’s our goal to expand the repertoire of performances and activities that don’t just copy him but show the countless ways Elvis has inspired visitors to follow their very own dreams and passions,” said Kirk Wall of Anaheim, the Festival’s Ambassador since its inception. Now 65 yrs . old, he’s got ditched the original Elvis pomp hairstyle he had to constantly dye, to letting his gray grow out while adding a little bit of other color, that is currently blue.

Sandi Binder of Laguna Niguel and current president of the Blue Suede Shoes of California fan club, commented on the actual fact Presley’s legacy has lived on more years than he was alive. “He didn’t think he’d be remembered at all, ” she said. But together with the recent release of the Elvis movie she said “our parents and grandparents experienced too much to do with keeping his memory alive together with the many Elvis tribute artists. It’s great to see so many teenagers showing interest and in addition becoming ETAs. But alongside being truly a great singer and entertainer, he could be remembered to be an excellent humanitarian.”

As the Blue Suede Shoes’ monthly fan club meetings often feature Elvis singers they exist aswell to emphasize Presley’s generosity too and raise funds to aid local children’s organizations such as for example Olive Crest, and the Illumination Foundation, which helps provide services to avoid homelessness. In addition they contribute to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, one of the numerous charities Presley supported.

”We have been here for the love of Elvis also to do charitable things,” Binder said.

The Festival follows that thinking aswell, which year honoring real “Hound Dog” will undoubtedly be honoring the National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October(extending it to add local rescue organizations) seeking adoption or fostering for a number of canines. Rescues at the function include Paw Prints in the Sand, THE TINY Red Dog Rescue and the Orange County Pomeranian Rescue. Dogs from each rescue will undoubtedly be introduced on stage and serenaded by among the Elvis singers.

Co-authors Peter Valdez and Tasche Laine have partnered with the Orange County Pomeranian Rescue making use of their book Small Things, Lil Peter, CREATE A Big Difference, in regards to a boy attempting to foster a rescue puppy. They’ll be selling the book at the Festival with all proceeds likely to this rescue.

Honoring Presley’s deep love and respect for police, the Garden Grove Police Department’s first K9 Support Dog Program will undoubtedly be at the Festival all day long with comfort dogs Nellie and Misha in a booth to generate awareness, education and raise funds for The John Reynolds Youth Support Foundation which supports the Paws4Students Organization and funds this K9 program.

The Garden Grove Veteran’s Organization will undoubtedly be recognizing Presley’s military service to your country and offer home elevators the city’s Veteran’s Day event.

Dignity Memorial is returning because the presenting sponsor and can feature an Elvis Life Story display. Participating Dignity Memorial locations include Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, Santa Ana; Fairhaven Memorial Services, Mission Viejo and Dimond Shannon Mortuary, Garden Grove, and so are area of the network, which also owns the Memphis Funeral Home that handled Elvis Presley’s arrangements.

Festival admission is free, and parking can be acquired at the Concorde Career College and Coastline College lots next to the event, that is on Main Street between Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Blvd.

The Festival is presented by the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association with the support of the Garden Grove Community Foundation.

To find out more go to the Facebook Page for the Annual Elvis Festival Garden Grove, send a contact to [emailprotected] or call 714-267-4657.

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