Elvis Fest 5
Rock Out at Elvis Fest 5, a Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, at Seminole Casino Immokalee, June 22-24
Famous Elvis Tribute Artists’ Contest, Free Entertainment, Cash Giveaways, Food and Drink Specials
For more information on Elvis Fest 5, visit http://www.elvisfest5.com .
Seminole Casino Immokalee invites Elvis Presley enthusiasts to its Elvis Fest 5 on Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. The best Elvis tribute artists from all over the United States will celebrate and compete to become King. The big weekend kicks off with a concert by award-winning and nationally acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Dwight Icenhower. Elvis enthusiasts will also enjoy musical performances by The Great Pretenders and Todd Martin, winner of Elvis Fest 4. Admission to all Elvis Fest 5 events (excluding Dwight Icenhower concert) is free for Seminole Player’s Club members. Anyone who’s 21 or older can join; it’s fast, free and easy.
On Friday, June 22, Dwight Icenhower will perform at the casino’s air-conditioned Event Pavilion at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Casino Cage or by calling 1-800-218-0007.
On Saturday, June 23, the Elvis Tribute Artists’ Contest qualifying round will begin at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10:45 a.m.) in the casino’s Event Pavilion. They’ll take a break at 1 p.m. and resume the contest from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Among the qualities the judges look for are musical talent, performance, and overall stage presence evoking the late, great Elvis Presley. First place will receive $2,500, second place $1,500 and third place $1,000.
Todd Martin, winner of last year’s Elvis Fest, will perform in the casino’s Zig Zag Lounge at 5:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., The Great Pretenders will perform in the Pavilion.
On Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. the Event Pavilion doors will open again, and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Elvis Tribute Artist’s finals will begin. After an hour break, the Tribute Finals will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. The Great Pretenders’ free concert starts, followed by the crowing of the kings at 8 p.m.
During Elvis Fest 5, there will be fun promotions with great prizes. Saturday features “Cash is King” with $1000 cash drawings every two hours from 1:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The winning continues with “Cash is King” drawings on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Earn entries from May 29. Participants must be 21 years old and belong to the Seminole Players Club.
Event-goers will also enjoy savory southern favorites at Seminole Casino Immokalee restaurants. 1st Street Deli will delight with its Fat Elvis cupcake, a colossal peanut butter and banana cupcake with candied bacon sprinkles. The EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill will serve up Elvis’ favorite sandwich made with peanut butter, bananas and bacon on griddled white bread, served with kettle chops. Lucky Gator Café will offer its You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog. This quarter pound, foot-long hot dog comes loaded with chili, bacon, onions and cheese. Additionally, all attendees will receive a complimentary Blue Hawaiian drink.
“Stay & Play with Elvis Tribute Artists,” a special 25% discount off room rate at the following hotels in Naples: SpringHill Suites (239-352-2234), Fairfield Inn & Suites (239-530-3355), and Hampton Inn (239-596-1299) will be offered in conjunction with the event. Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Myers Beach (239-947-5566) will also offer the special rate. Mention offer code “Where Paradise Plays” when making reservation.