empire state TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

Schedule of Events

June 2-5, 2022

More details will be posted as they are available.


Thursday, June 2

The box office will be open today, outside the Turning Stone Casino Showroom from….

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.

Cost: Free to ticketed attendees

Concert #1

8 PM – 9:30 PM 
Location: Showroom

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

After Hours Party

10 PM – Closing 
Location: Tin Rooster

Cost: Free


Friday, June 3

The box office will be open today, outside the Turning Stone Casino Showroom from….

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Round 1

10 AM – 4 PM 
Location: Showroom

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. Doors open at 9 AM. 

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: TBA

Join us for an informational session to learn all about “The Tribute Cruise” scheduled for January 22-29, 2023.  Representatives will be present to answer questions and take reservations. 

Cost: Free

Concert #2

8 PM – 9:30 PM 
Location: Showroom

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

After Hours Party

10 PM – Closing 
Location: Tin Rooster

Cost: Free


Saturday, June 4

The box office will be open today, outside the Turning Stone Casino Showroom from….

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Round 2

10 AM – 4 PM 
Location: Showroom

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. Doors open at 9 AM. 

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

VIP Meet & Greet

4 PM – 5 PM 
Location: TBA

A special meet & greet for holders of VIP ALL Event Passes.  Details TBA.

Cost: Free for VIP All Event Pass Holders Only

Concert #3

8 PM – 9:30 PM 
Location: Showroom

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

After Hours Party

10 PM – Closing 
Location: Tin Rooster

Cost: Free


Sunday, June 5

The box office will be open today, outside the Turning Stone Casino Showroom from….

VIP Q&A

10:30 AM
Location: TBD

Cost: General Admission $20 (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Finals

1 PM – 5 PM 
Location: Showroom

The five finalists from our professional division and the three finalists from our non-professional division will perform today with the Change of Habit Tribute 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. Doors open at Noon. 

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

Wrap Party

7 PM 
Location: The Gig

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

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.