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MARCH 2021

Dear Elvis Friends & Family,

Wow! What a crazy 12 months it’s been since we last gathered with you in Brunswick, Georgia. The COVID crisis has caused us to cancel or postpone so many of our events and has decimated the entertainment industry across the entire world. I hope you and your family are safe and healthy, but we know that many in our extended community of Elvis fans have suffered greatly over the last year and will take some time to get their lives back in order. We wish them the very best!

Unfortunately for us, the bad news continues and we have to cancel the 2021 Lake George Tribute Festival. I want to thank all of you that rolled your tickets from 2020 to 2021 and I genuinely regret that we can’t make the festival happen this year. Our venue for most of the past 18 years, the Lake George Form, is on the market for sale and the owners are not willing to extend us a contract. That, combined with the uncertainty of New York’s gathering regulations due to COVID makes it impossible for us to proceed despite our wishes!

Further, as any of you who attended the one year we held the festival at the ranch know, Lake George does not have another venue that can accommodate our needs and the needs of our guests. Since we learned of the issues related to the FORUM, I have been scouring the region for a suitable option. I believe we’ve found an option that will not only accommodate our Lake George audience in a 4-star environment, but also allow the festival to continue to evolve and develop and ensure its success into the future.

I’m happy to announce that the first annual Empire State Tribute Festival,” will take place on our traditional Lake George weekend, June 2-5, 2022 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. The Las Vegas-style Turning Stone Showroom will host our big concerts, the resort’s many bars and restaurants will host our receptions and after hours events, and the festival will still include one of the largest ETA contests in the world. Turning Stone will be offering a great range of room rates, in a wide variety of rooms from $79-$299 per night.

While the casino will be a vastly different environment than Lake George, we feel that Turning Stone’s central location will enable all of the fans to join us. The resort is only 35 miles from Syracuse Airport which is accessible via Uber and Lyft, making it more convenient for those traveling long distances (no car rental needed). For those driving, Turning Stone Resort Casino is:

  • 35 minutes from Syracuse
  • 1.5 hours from Albany
  • 2 hours from Glens Falls
  • 3 hours from Buffalo
  • 4 hours from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia
  • 5 hours from Montreal and Toronto

While we do not have the complete schedule outlined yet, we have already contracted with some of your favorite tribute artists to appear including Cody Ray Slaughter, Dean Z, Dwight Icenhower, Taylor Rodriguez, Diogo Light and Travis Powell. The website for the new event has been published and we’ll add more details there as we have them.  You can visit the website by clicking here.

If you had tickets to an individual show in Lake George, your purchase has already been refunded by check which was mailed to you at the address we have on file.

If you had Weekend Ticket Passes for the 2020 festival which were rolled forward to 2021, we would request your consideration of once again rolling them forward to the new festival in 2022. Weekend Ticket Pass prices for the 2022 Empire State Tribute Festival will cost $349 for VIP reserved seats (Platinum Plus seats in Lake George), $299 for Platinum reserved seats, $249 for Gold reserved seats and $199 for Silver general admission seats. We will allow you to roll your tickets purchased at the 2020 price ($299, $249, $199 and $149 correspondingly) saving you $50 per package.

The Weekend Ticket Passes for the 2022 Empire State Tribute Festival includes:

  • Four Las Vegas-style concerts in the Showroom (one more then in Lake George!)
  • The three rounds of the ETA contest
  • Our Sunday morning VIP event
  • The Welcome Reception and Wrap Party, and…
  • Three after hours parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
  • Plus, VIP ticket holders will be invited to a special VIP meet & greet.

If you are unable, or unwilling to roll your passes to the 2022 Empire State Tribute Festival, or you just can’t wait until 2022 to see your favorite ETAs, we’d like to offer you the option of transferring your passes to one of our upcoming events in 2021 which you can learn about by clicking the name of the event below.

Where the passes are more expensive at the new event we will waive the cost difference. Where passes are less expensive we will refund the difference.

The easiest way to ensure your passes are transferred correctly is to message me at Please include your name, order number and mailing address in your email so I can take care of your needs personally.  If we do not hear from you by May 1, we will assume you’d like you passes transferred to 2022.

No matter what you choose to do with your passes, we hope that you will consider joining us at Turning Stone in 2022 because we know it will be a festival to remember!

Stay safe and stay well!


Jason Sherry

Executive Producer, Tribute Promotions