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Branson Elvis Festival
April 1 - April 5
The 14th Annual Branson Elvis Festival will be held at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater April 1-5, 2020. The highlight of the festival, the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, will take place on Saturday, April 4th at 7 pm. This contest is one of a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and will be hosted by the incomparable Dean Z.
Fifteen contestants will be judged on vocals, appearance and stage presence. The winner of the Branson contest will receive a prize package and the opportunity to compete in the 2020 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ finals presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
The 2020 Branson Elvis Festival contestants include:
Russ Brittain, Nathan Cade, Josh Davis, Kenneth Elliott, Joseph Hall, Michael “Mike” Hartney, Jimmy Hutchins, Danny E. Johnson, Radney Pennington, Eddie Simpson, Casper Slee, Mark Stevenz, Gary Tussing, Michael Watson, and Cliff Wright.
Joshua Clark, Ronny Craig and Mike Patrick will be the judges for the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™.
Branson Elvis Festival activities include Ronnie McDowell’s “Tribute to the King” Concert, Elvis Meet & Greet Dinner, Legends in Concert featuring Ryan Pelton as Elvis, The Dean Z Show, Elvis Vendor Village, Hurts Donut Company unveiling of the limited edition “Velvet Elvis” donut, Youth Tribute Artist Showcase, Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, Contest “After Party” at Branson’s Center Stage Grille and Ronnie McDowell’s “Sunday Gospel Celebration”.
Back by popular demand, The Dean Z Show is a one night only event taking place on Friday, April 3rd at 10:45 pm. The show is an unrivaled musical celebration of a bygone era of rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and rhythm and blues.