Penticton Elvis Festival
Archived Content 2010 -2014


Now some people might say for sheer kitsch, there's the annual Penticton Elvis Festival held before the city of Penticton, British Columbia, celebrates the local harvest Peach Festival. It's where Elvis impersonators from around the globe shake their rhinestone-encrusted stuff. And this was the festival's website for quite a few years.

The current website for the Penticton Elvis Festival is found at http://www.pentictonelvisfestival.ca/ where you will find the latest information on the next festival.
Content is from the site's  2002 -2014 archived pages.

 

NOW let's travel back to 2002

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Welcome To The Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Web site.
JUNE 28th, 29th & 30th / 2002

  • 2 Tribute Shows          Paid Admission
  • 3 Judged Shows          Paid Admission
  • Many free venues throughout the weekend.
  • Lots of impromptu shows.
  • Souvenir booths

 

TICKET PRICES AND VENUES

Friday JUNE 28, 2002
TRIBUTE SHOW - PENTICTON HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
7:00 P.M. $35.00 CDN
(Special show for locals)

Saturday JUNE 29, 2002
JUDGED PERFORMANCE - OSOYOOS DESERT PARK
1:00 P.M. $20.00 CDN

TRIBUTE SHOW - PENTICTON TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE
8:00 P.M. $45.00 CDN

Sunday JUNE 30, 2002
JUDGED FINALS - PENTICTON TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE
7:00 P.M. $45.00 CDN

 

 
 
 
TICKETS ON SALE AT:

Penticton Chamber of Commerce
888 W. Westminster Avenue
Penticton, British Columbia
Canada V2A 8S2
1-800-663-5052 or (250)493-4055
 

Elvis Gold Elvis Web Site

 



 

NOW let's travel back to 2007


2007 Events Schedule

Friday, June 22
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies - Okanagan Lake Park

Saturday June 23
9:00 a.m. Judged Performances - Okanagan Lake Park

7:00 p.m. Showcase in the Park - Okanagan Lake Park

8:00 p.m. Professional Tribute Show - Penticton Trade and Convention Centre - Stephen Kabakos & Gino Monopoli

Sunday June 24
9:00 a.m. Showcase of Gospel Music - Okanagan Lake Park

12:30 p.m. Peoples Choice Contest and Awards - Okanagan Lake Park

2:00 p.m. Judged Finals - Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

Tickets for all shows are available at the Penticton Visitor Info centre. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your Shuttle pass! Avoid the hassle of finding downtown parking, and get dropped off right at the gate!




NOW let's travel back to 2008

[2008 festival dates June 27, 28, 29 2008]

The Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Society is a not-for-profit society whose main goal is to celebrate the life and music of the greatest entertainer ever known … Elvis Presley. Our 3 day Festival is an annual event taking place in the picturesque city of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. With Skaha Lake at the south end of town and Okanagan Lake at the north end of town, Penticton truly is a "Place to stay forever".

Our 5th annual event this past June was a raging success, and we invite you to check out the News Release Page for the winners.

Elvis Tribute Artists take part in judged competitions as they compete to be named Professional and Amateur champions. Along with the judged performances, we present some of the most renowned Tribute Artists in Professional live shows, our Sunday Showcase of Gospel Music, and feature celebrity guests from Elvis' life.

Join us for a fun-filled weekend celebrating the life and music of the one and only … ELVIS PRESLEY!

 

2008 Events Schedule

Friday, June 27, 2008
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies - Okanagan Lake Park

Saturday June 28, 2008
9:00 a.m. Judged Performances - Okanagan Lake Park

7:00 p.m. Showcase in the Park - Okanagan Lake Park

8:00 p.m. Professional Tribute Show - Penticton Trade and Convention Centre - Shawn Klush & Gino Monopoli

Sunday June 29, 2008
9:00 a.m. Showcase of Gospel Music - Okanagan Lake Park

12:30 p.m. Peoples Choice Contest and Awards - Okanagan Lake Park

2:00 p.m. Judged Finals - Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

Tickets for all shows are available at the Penticton Visitor Info centre. Or by calling 250-493-4055



 

NOW let's travel back to 2009

 

The 8th Annual Penticton Elvis Festival was another success. Congratulations 2009 winners...

Amateur 
1st - Eli "Tigerman" Williams 
2nd - Bret Wiggins 
3rd - Eternal "E" Ron Scott 

Professional 
1st - Gino Monopoli 
2nd - Steve Kabakos 
3rd - Corney Rempel

 



 

NOW let's travel back to 2011

 

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The Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Society is a not-for-profit society whose main goal is to celebrate the life and music of the greatest entertainer ever known… Elvis Presley. The 3-day Festival is an annual event taking place in the picturesque city of Penticton,British Columbia, Canada in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. With Skaha Lake at the south end of town and Okanagan Lake at the north end of town, Penticton truly is "A Place To Stay Forever"

 

TICKETS

Tickets

 

Tickets for the Penticton Elvis Festival are available at:
IN PERSON: EVENT CENTER BOX OFFICE or PENTICTON VISITORS CENTER
ON LINE: www.valleyfirsttx.com 
BY PHONE:  1-877-763-2849
For price list guide of the South Okanagan Events Center and Weekend Park Passes
 


PRICES FOR THE LAKESIDE PARK EVENTS:  FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE PARK  - $10.00
SATURDAY DAY COMPETITION IN THE PARK - $15.00
WRISTBANDS - $20.00
 


Headliner's Showcase - South Okanagan Events Center - Saturday, June 25th, 2011
SHAWN KLUSH

SHAWN KLUSH

It has been non stop touring the world - including sold out shows of over 20,000 per night during a five day tour of Chile - for the world's FIRST ULTIMATE ELVIS CHAMPION - the one and only SHAWN KLUSH!  After two stellar performances here at Penticton in the summer of 2008 and 2009 - Shawn returns with the ULTIMATE ELVIS SHOW Band to bring you an evening with Elvis that will leave you spellbound and feeling that ELVIS is in the building.  This year - being the 10th Anniversary - the show will be BIGGER and BETTER in the South Okanagan Events Center - for ticket information  - Tickets available at www.valleyfirsttix.com

 



SHAWN KLUSH - Live At The SOEC - Penticton 06/25/2011
Performing ALL SHOOK UP, HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT and TEDDY BEAR / DON'T BE CRUEL at the South Okanagan Events Center in Penticton

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Penticton Elvis Festival
June 24th - 26th, 2011

Schedule Of Events

Friday, June 24th
Opening Ceremonies
Okanagan Lake Park - 6pm

Saturday, June 25th
Tribute Artist Competition
Okanagan Lake Park – 9am

South Okanagan Events Center 
Shawn Klush With The 
Ultimate Elvis Show Band – 8pm

Sunday, June 26th
Gospel Music Showcase
Okanagan Lake Park – 9am

South Okanagan Events Center
Tribute Artist Finals - 2pm

 



 

NOW let's travel back to 2013

 

We would like to CONGRATULATE our CHAMPIONS for 2013!
2013 Professional Grand Champion - ADAM FITZPATRICK - Penticton, B.C.

2013 Amateur Champion - SCOTT COON

Penticton Trade & Convention Center

convention center

This year the Penticton Elvis Society is proud to announce that the HEADLINER'S SHOWCASE and the SUNDAY CONTEST FINALS will be held in the Penticton Trade & Convention Center

 

Elvis ROCKS In PENTICTON!

Close to 30 Elvis Tribute Artists stormed into Penticton in 2009 - from as far away as New Brunswick to celebrate the musical legacy ofTHE KING!  Come be a part of the ROCK & ROLL fever that takes over the Okanagan annually!

Viva Las Vegas Finale - SUNDAY NIGHT
Trade & Convention Center - Penticton, B.C.

2013 Featured Headliner
CHRIS CONNOR

Chris Conner

CHRIS CONNOR from the UK is recognised world wide for his incredible tribute to Elvis Presley.
Chris has only been performing his tribute for 4 years and is already known as one of the worlds leading Elvis performers.
With his amazing vocal range, electric authentic moves, combined with such a close look to the King,  fans world wide have nick named Chris 'Elvis's twin'.
His audiences are left in awe at each of his concerts.
Chris stars in the huge production 'ELVIS THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE' in addition he is also the headline act for the UK Legends Show.



JUST PRETEND CHRIS CONNOR 2013

ULTIMATE ELVIS PRELIMINARY

Festival

All professional competitors at the PENTICTON ELVIS FESTIVAL will be battling to finish first so they can win the automatic entry into the final round of the ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST COMPETITION - held during Elvis Week 2013

 



 

NOW let's travel back to 2014

THE PENTICTON ELVIS SOCIETY CELEBRATES 12 YEARS OF RUNNING THE PENTICTON ELVIS FESTIVAL.

The Festival Brings Elvis Fans From Far And Wide To The Perfect Holiday Haven – Penticton, British Columbia. They Come To Celebrate “The King Of Rock & Roll” – Elvis Presley!

Dozens of tribute artists grace the outdoor stages which are set around the picturesque Okanagan Lake, along with special guests – “Friends Of Elvis”. It’s a wonderful weekend of remembering Elvis through his extensive musical library, and touching stories from those who knew him about how he touched their lives.

We invite you to join us on our anniversary – where the spirit of Elvis is guaranteed to rock this summer holiday town in a way that Penticton has never experienced before!

The Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Society is a not-for-profit society whose main goal is to celebrate the life and music of the greatest entertainer ever known… Elvis Presley. The 3-day Festival is an annual event taking place in the picturesque city of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. With Skaha Lake at the south end of town and Okanagan Lake at the north end of town, Penticton truly is “A Place To Stay Forever”.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CHAMPIONS FOR 2014!

Oliver Steinhoff

2014 Professional Grand Champion

Oliver Steinhoff
– Germany

2014 Non-Professional Champion

Rob Knight
Rob Knight

2014 FEATURED HEADLINER

Bill Cherry

Bill Cherry

Bill Cherry is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner from 2009.

The Collinsville, Ill. native is the son of a Pentecostal minister, which helped develop Cherry’s deep-rooted love of southern gospel music at a young age. A life-long fan of Elvis Presley, Cherry has been keeping the King of Rock n’ Roll’s memory and music alive since 1989. With his award-winning performances specializing in the concert years, Cherry has entertained and touched the hearts of countless fans. “Performing a tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever known is a dream come true,” said Cherry.

Tickets are available at www.valleyfirsttix.com

 

PentictonElvisFestival.com