empire state TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

Schedule of Events – DRAFT ONLY

May 4-7, 2023


All events will be held in the Showroom at the Turning Stone unless otherwise indicated below. The doors to the Showroom will open 1 hour prior to each show unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, May 4

The box office will be open outside the Showroom today from 2 PM until 4:30 PM and then again at 7 PM.

Welcome Reception

5 PM – 7 PM 
Location: Turquoise Tiger

Join us for the Welcome reception to kickoff of the 2022 Empire State Tribute Festival and say hello to your Elvis family. Get a run down of this year’s schedule, and enjoy a few songs from some of this year’s competitors and headliners.  Hosted by Dan Barrella.

Cost: Free to ticketed attendees

Concert #1 – TO BE ANNOUNCED

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

This fast pace show will present our tribute artists out of costume, performing all of Elvis’ fast paced tunes with a heavy focus on music from the 1950’s.

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $39 Gold / $29 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

After Hours Party

11 PM – 1 AM 
Location: Tuscarora Ball Room (all ages)

Join us for more entertainment, late into the evening.  Both our headliners and competitors will be on hand to perform their favorites and take requests.  Dan Barrella will host.

Cost: Free to ticketed attendees


Friday, May 5

The box office will be open outside the Showroom at 9 AM and then again at 7 PM.

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Round 1

10 AM – 4 PM 

Watch as some of the world’s best ETAs compete for prize money and the chance to represent the Empire State Tribute Festival at this year’s Images of the King World Championship! Every ETA will perform on both Friday and Saturday. Half of the ETAs will perform with the band each day. Pre-registration is required for contestants.

Cost: Reserved $59 VIP / $49 Platinum / $39 Gold / $19 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

The Tribute Cruise Q&A

4 PM – 5 PM 
Location: Tuscarora Ball Room

Join us for an informational session to learn all about “The Tribute Cruise” scheduled for Feb 25 – March 3, 2024 from Galveston, TX.  Representatives will be present to answer questions and take reservations. 

Cost: Free

Concert #2 – “SPOTLIGHT”

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

A concert that will explore Elvis music and fashion through the decades.

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $39 Gold / $29 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

After Hours Party

11 PM – 1 AM 
Location: Tuscarora Ball Room (all ages)

Join us for more entertainment, late into the evening.  Both our headliners and competitors will be on hand to perform their favorites and take requests.  Dan Barrella will host.

Cost: Free to ticketed attendees


Saturday, May 6

The box office will be open outside the Showroom at 9 AM and then again at 7 PM.

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Round 2

10 AM – 4 PM 

Watch as some of the world’s best ETAs compete for prize money and the chance to represent the Empire State Tribute Festival at this year’s Images of the King World Championship! Every ETA will perform on both Friday and Saturday. Half of the ETAs will perform with the band each day. Pre-registration is required for contestants.

Cost: Reserved $59 VIP / $49 Platinum / $39 Gold / $19 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

VIP Meet & Greet

4 PM – 5 PM 
Location: Tuscarora Ball Room

A special meet & greet for holders of VIP ALL Event Passes.  This weekends headliners and festival organizers will take the podium and answer your questions!

Cost: Free for VIP All Event Pass Holders Only

Concert #3 – “Aloha from New York”

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

A concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the King’s legendary Elvis from Hawaii Concert held in 1972 and broadcast around the globe!!!

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $39 Gold / $29 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

After Hours Party

11 PM – 1 AM 
Location: Tuscarora Ball Room (all ages)

Cost: Free to ticketed attendees


Sunday, May 7

The box office will be open outside the Showroom at 9 AM and then again at Noon.

Gospel Concert

10:00 AM
STARRING:

This morning we’ll explore Elvis roots with all of his gospel and inspirational hits!

Cost: Reserved $59 VIP / $49 Platinum / $39 Gold / $19 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Finals

1 PM – 5 PM 

The five finalists from our professional division and the three finalists from our non-professional division will perform today with the EAS Band and the winner of the professional division will be crowned the first champion of the Empire State Tribute Festival and go to Memphis in August to compete in Images of the King.

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $39 Gold / $29 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

Wrap Party

7 PM 
Location: Turquoise Tiger

Say goodbye to your friends and family and celebrate this year’s champion.  One last opportunity to grab a drink and enjoy live entertainment.  Hosted by Dan Barrella.

Cost: Free to ticketed attendees


*All passes will be subject to a $11 ticketing fee. Individual tickets will be subject to a $6 ticketing fee.Ticket prices are per person.  Prices include sales tax.  All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are possible. All times, rates and events are subject to change. Passes are for the shows only and do not include any food or beverage service or accommodations. The producer reserves the right to substitute similar performers if those scheduled are not able to perform for any reason.