Elvis! That’s The Way It Was
SATURDAY NIGHT’S CONCERT
History Will Repeat Itself At The LVH
And You Can Be A Part Of It
One of the true highlights of the festival will be an amazing Saturday night concert starring the ‘First Ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ and the BBC’s ‘World’s Greatest Elvis’, Shawn Klush, performing “That’s the Way It Was,” a musical celebration of Elvis’ record-setting performances in Las Vegas. New to the event this year will be Elvis’ very own Stamps Quartet, who performed almost 1000 shows with the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis’ own Sweet Inspirations and many more of Elvis’ friends and musicians will again join Shawn Klush on stage. The show will take place in the same showroom, on the very same stage, where Elvis himself made history.
The entire Las Vegas Elvis Fest will be held at the legendary LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), arguably one of the most historic locations in the career of Elvis Presley. Elvis’ closest friends, Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling, will host the Festival. This event celebrates Elvis’ electrifying performances in Las Vegas, the fans that were there, and the fans that still hold the memories so dear today. The event is part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events, and is licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. We invite you to relive the magic and the memories of the greatest entertainer of all time, at this year’s Las Vegas Elvis Fest.
In just a short time Shawn Klush has emerged as the nation’s top Elvis tribute artist. Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. He performed in the famous Poconos region followed by a tour of Canada where he entered and won the $5,000.00 prize in the “Worldwide Elvis Competition” in Montreal. This caught the attention of the award winning Las Vegas show, “Legends in Concert” where in 2004 he starred as Elvis in their Branson, MO. production. He also alternated in their Las Vegas and Atlantic City show rooms. Each January he stars in the “Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour”, an Elvis extravaganza with Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and closest friends, in major venues in multiple cities.
Shawn has recorded 2 CDs and performed with Elvis’ closest friends, musicians and singers such as JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Myrna Smith, The Sweet Inspirations and Joe Esposito. He recently portrayed Elvis in the hit TV miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll” which aired on CBS and VH1. On Jan 6th 2005, just 2 days before Elvis’ 70th Birthday, Shawn became grand champion at the $25,000.00 “World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition.” This year he received “The Peoples Choice Award” from Gibson Guitar in Nashville as “Best Concert Elvis.” Shawn was recently named the international champion of BBC1′s World’s Greatest Elvis competition in the United Kingdom. In August, Shawn was chosen by Graceland as the winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ first ever Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, TN.
Shawn Klush brings all the electrifying magic of Elvis to the stage. Shawn is “The Closest Thing to the King in Concert.”