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Located in Ypsilanti's

Historic Depot Town

Hope to see ya July 7 & 8, 2017


PERFORMANCE ARTISTS



The Change of Habit Tribute Band
Chicago's newest Elvis Tribute Sensation

Change of Habit Tribute Band (Chicago, IL) www.cohtribute.com This very versatile group of musicians are so talented and passionate about the Tribute and Legends industry. They take great pride in tailoring each song to best represent the real concert experience. It is their challenge and goal to play the music behind each artist as close to the real arrangement as possible, bringing back the magic and memories of everyoneis favorite music. We have been extremely honored to have the COH band as our backup for the many tribute artists we have had over the past years, and look forward to seeing & hearing them play again.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES



RONNY CRAIG
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Ronny Craig, our Emcee is back. He has worked with many Tribute show bands during the last 20 years, including Change of Habit, EAS Band, Ultimate Legends Tribute Band along with the top Elvis Tribute Artists throughout the world: He is multi-talented with his stage presence, soaring voice, and his expert knowledge about the world of an Elvis Tribute Artist.



ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTISTS



RYAN PELTON (Friday Only)
Worldwide Images of The King Champion, Ryan Pelton, is one of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in the World. From appearing on American Idol and singing with Celine Dion, to being the lead actor in the Hollywood Film, "The Identical", Ryan Pelton's look, sound, and charisma will exceed all your expectations!

QUENTIN FLAGG
Plymouth, Indiana
Also known as 'The Hoosier Hurricane', puts on a high-energy show like no other! Quentin has a unique show that gets you rocking and ready to dance. Singing hits from all eras, you will hear the styles of Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Brian Setzer, the fifties and sixties rock 'n' roll, and many, many more! Singing and dancing his way through a performance, not impersonating, but showing his love of the music he has grown up with. One flash of that smile and audiences are hooked.

ROBERT WASHINGTON
Auburn, Maine
Robert Washington is from Auburn, Maine. A 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinalist. He has been an Elvis fan since he was a small child and began his career performing his tribute to his hero in 1987. Since then, Robert has performed for Elvis fans all over the world. He has won many awards and has had the honor of performing with several of Elvis' original musicians on multiple tours. He is a class act and is honored to be recognized for his tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time.

COLIN DEXTER
Jackson, Michigan
His love for Elvis & his music began at age 7, when his Nana played Elvis's music for him and he was hooked. He started singing Elvis songs at church, and to this day the gospel songs that Elvis sang are some of his favorites. The Michigan ElvisFest has been fortunate to have Colin at our festival for a couple of years now, and we look forward again this year to seeing his performances.

CHRIS AYOTTE
Chris Ayotte (pronounced A-yacht) is an international award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and celebrity impressionist. He has entertained for a variety of venues across the Country with his distinct voice and fun-loving style of comedy. Chris is especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create the three decades of Elvis from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. In 2010 Chris was a Preliminary winner at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as the 2010 Divisional Grand Champion at Collingwood in Canada.

BEN JOHNSON
A World-Wide Elvis Tribute Artist, Ben Johnson has performed for thousands of people. He began this singing career three years ago. Ben's dream is to show people of today who Elvis truly was in the 50's and 60's. Ben says "Elvis is my passion, my hobby, my hero, but Jesus Christ is my King".

DAVID ALLEN
This is the first year David Allen to be attending the Michigan Elvis Festival. David has been performing his tribute to the "King of Rock n Roll" for 17 years. He has been ranked top ten in the world by Elvis Presley Enterprises for the last 7 years. David considers being an ETA an honor and privilege. "We carry on a memory of someone that people looked up to and still do," said David about being an ETA. David will continue to bring the joy of Elvis to everyone young and old for as long as he can.

MATT KING
Elvis Tribute Artist Matt King was born & raised in Dearborn, MI. He was inspired to become an Elvis Enertainer after performing Blue Suede Shoes at a high school dance. He has performed his tribute since 1992 and has won over 30 Elvis Tribute Contests, placed in over 50 and has qualified 3 years running, as a semifinalist in the ultimate Elvis Contest held in Graceland. He is rated one of the top 15 in the world by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

TED TORRES MARTIN
Ted Torres is a singer/songwriter/musician/performer from Orlando, FL. He is one of the top 20 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world as recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Ted plays many instruments, and was greatly inspired by a mix of all types of music, but he was especially influenced by Elvis Presley. He wants his music to touch people, on a soulful level in the same way he believes that Elvis did. Ted has won many contests, and has traveled all over the USA, as well as other countries. He is the reigning winner of the Images of the King Contest in 2016.

DOUG CHURCH
Doug Church is known worldwide as "The TRUE Voice of Elvis" by not only his fans and other Elvis Tribute Artists, but by those who knew Elvis personally. Doug travels extensively throughout the world as well as the US and Canada. He is an Images of the King grand champion, a two time ETIA Vocalist of the Year and ETA of the Year winner. Wrote and starred in the four volume series of instructional videos called "Sing like the King". Doug's voice has been acknowledged by fellow ETA's and Elvis' own entourage as being the closest to "The Kings".



FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

THE WHATABOUTS (Saturday Only)

What about this 'n' What about that 'n' What about THE WHATABOUTS?

Suzy, Kelly & Deb will be returning to the Michigan ElvisFest on Saturday, July 8th 2017, ONLY.

They're back to perform your favorite songs from the 60s. Singing songs from Artists such as the Chiffons, the Shirelles and the Supremes, just to name a few.


T.J. CRAVEN
"I am not trying to make it big; I'm just trying to make it enjoyable!!" 20 year old singer, piano player and song writer. TJ has performed at many events all over Michigan as well as other states. TJ started his musical career at the tender age of ten as the lead in Amahl & the Night Visitors at Rochester College. Between College and performing, we are priviledged to have him return to Michigan ElvisFest. He quickly developed a love for the stage and has not slowed down since.. TJ continues to entertain all over Michigan, Iowa, Florida and North Carolina as a headliner singing a wide variety of music.

BLUES BROTHERS (BILL DOWNEY & QUENTIN FLAGG)
These two amazing performers have gassed up the bluesmobile and are heading towards Ypsilanti, to perform once again at the Michigan ElvisFest. On a mission from God, to enlighten you to the sounds and the feelings of the rhythm and blues, we are the Indiana Blues Brothers!

ROBERT WASHINGTON
Robert will be performing his tribute to the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown. You won't want to miss this!

IV CASS as TOM JONES
"Hailing from South Bend, Indiana, Irv Cass has spent many years perfecting his performances as a professional Master of Ceremonies as well as an Elvis and Tom Jones tribute artist. Irv will be performing his great tribute to Tom Jones. Irv is credited for convincing many other ETAs to pay tribute to other artists. It was his idea to bring the non-Elvis tributes to Elvis festivals across the country."


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