empire state TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

May 1-4, 2025

Tickets on sale soon!


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 1

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 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: $19 (Free to ticketed attendees)

Concert 1: TO BE ANNOUNCED

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $49 Gold / $39 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

After Hours Party – stay tuned for tonights theme!

Following Concert
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: $19 (Free to ticketed attendees)


Friday, May 2

The box office will be open outside the Showroom at 9 AM and then again at 1:30 PM and 7 PM.

Preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship Round 1

10 AM – 1 PM (end time approximate)

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. Pre-registration is required for contestants. With Master of Ceremonies Irv Cass.

Cost: Reserved $59 VIP / $49 Platinum / $39 Gold / $29 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

The Tribute Cruise Q&A

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM 
Location: Tuscarora Ball Room

Join us for an informational session to learn all about “The Tribute Cruise.”  Representatives will be present to answer questions and take reservations. 

Cost: Free

VIP Meet & Greet

3:00 PM – 5:00 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 2: TO BE ANNOUNCED

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $49 Gold / $39 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

After Hours Party – stay tuned for tonights theme!

Following Concert
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: $19 (Free to ticketed attendees)


Saturday, May 3

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 – 1 PM (end time approximate)

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. Pre-registration is required for contestants. With Master of Ceremonies Irv Cass.

Cost: Reserved $59 VIP / $49 Platinum / $39 Gold / $29 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

Concert 3: TO BE ANNOUNCED

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $49 Gold / $39 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

Concert 4: TO BE ANNOUNCED

STARRING: 
8 PM – 10:30 PM 

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $49 Gold / $39 Silver (included in the ALL EVENT PASS)

After Hours Party – stay tuned for tonights theme!

Following Concert
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: $19 (Free to ticketed attendees)


Sunday, May 4

The box office will be open outside the Showroom at 11 AM.

Festival Finale: Gospel – Contest Finals – Champion’s Set – Award Presentation!

Noon – 4:30 (end time approximate)

On Sunday we wrap up the weekend with a single ticketed event that will include an hour of Elvis Gospel and inspirational music performed by this year’s headliners, followed by the finals of the Images of the King Preliminary.  Then we’ll present a set by the 2024 Empire State Tribute Festival Grand Champion Rick Lenzi and we’ll wrap up the afternoon by naming the 2025 Champion! With Master of Ceremonies Irv Cass and the EAS Band.

Cost: Reserved $79 VIP / $59 Platinum / $49 Gold / $39 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: $19 (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.