The Las Vegas Elvis Fest Features Top Elvis Tribute Artists

Shawn Klush
The Las Vegas Elvis Festival was held last week at the LVH in Las Vegas. The event was a four-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music (Pictured: Shawn Klush – Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos)

Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest
Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest

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Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z. was honored with the “Heart Of The King” Award. Dean followed the ceremony with a performance of 6 songs including Heartbreak Hotel featuring the legendary D.J. Fontana on drums.

Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest
Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest

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Dean Z. receives “Heart Of The King” Award Las Vegas 2014
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Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest
Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest

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Award winning Elvis Tribute Artist Ted Torres was also a recipient of this year’s Heart of the King awardThe Heart of the King Horizon Award for best new Tribute Artist was awarded to Travis Powell.

Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest
Dean Z. performs at Elvis Fest

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The festival featured the “Heart of the King Awards and Concert” on Friday night. Saturday night’s Headliner show celebrated Elvis’ life and music and starred the the BBC’s ‘World’s Greatest Elvis’ Shawn Klush performing in the same showroom where Elvis made history. Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter also performed.

Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest
Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest

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The weekend also featured a four-round Heart of the King Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Many Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) entered for the chance to win cash and prizes.

Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest
Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest

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The winners were:

  • Fan’s Choice: Adam Fitzpatrick
  • First Place: Adam Fitzpatrick
  • 2nd: Eli Williams
  • 3rd: Frank Werth
  • 4th: Jim Westover
  • 5th: Jacob Roman
Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest
Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest

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Frank Werth will be representing the festival in Memphis for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest
Shawn Klush performs at Elvis Fest

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Heart of the King recipient Ted Torress  performs at Elvis Fest
Heart of the King recipient Ted Torress performs at Elvis Fest

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Heart of the King recipient Ted Torress  performs at Elvis Fest
Heart of the King recipient Ted Torress performs at Elvis Fest

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Heart of the King Horizon Award winner Travis Powell
Heart of the King Horizon Award winner Travis Powell

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Heart of the King Horizon Award winner Travis Powell
Heart of the King Horizon Award winner Travis Powell

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Heart of the King Horizon Award winner Travis Powell
Heart of the King Horizon Award winner Travis Powell

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Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter

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Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter

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Contest Finalists
Contest Finalists

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Ben Portsmouth performs at Elvis Fest
Ben Portsmouth performs at Elvis Fest

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Ben Portsmouth performs at Elvis Fest
Ben Portsmouth performs at Elvis Fest

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Ben Portsmouth performs at Elvis Fest
Ben Portsmouth performs at Elvis Fest

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Adam Fitzpatrick - 1st Place Winner
Adam Fitzpatrick – 1st Place Winner

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Eli Williams - 2nd Place Winner
Eli Williams – 2nd Place Winner

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Frank Werth - 3rd Place Winner
Frank Werth – 3rd Place Winner

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Travis Powell in the Green Room at Elvis Fest
Travis Powell in the Green Room at Elvis Fest

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Dean Z. in the Green Room at Elvis Fest
Dean Z. in the Green Room at Elvis Fest

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Ted Torres in the Green Room at Elvis Fest
Ted Torres in the Green Room at Elvis Fest

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