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|Tupelo, MS 06/02/2007; Elvis Presley Festival|
|Topic Started: Sep 6 2008, 01:54 PM (217 Views)|
|mouser||Sep 6 2008, 01:54 PM Post #1|
She’s as sweet as tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like the honey, baby, from the bee
She’s my baby, you know she’s alright.....
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
June 2 - Saturday ( Appearance from 9:15 - 10:25 )
TAYLOR HICKS WITH THE LITTLE MEMPHIS BLUES ORCHESTRA
Elvis Presley Festival
Front Street Stage
on Front Street in Downtown
TICKETS: This is a three day event:
Saturday, June 2nd-Festival Ticket 2007 Advance Purchase Saturday, June 2nd Ticket - $15
$2 service charge for 1 ticket
$3 service charge for 2 or more tickets
For the rest of the event:
$20.00 @ gate
(Ticket includes chance to win FREE automobile & FREE admission to Elvis Birthplace)
Advance Purchase Weekend Pass (BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW!)
Includes - Thursday Night, May 31st - Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd
Includes a free ticket to Elvis Presley Birthplace ($4.00 Value)
(This is a savings of $24.00)
Individual Advance Tickets for Friday or Saturday night are available for $15.00
No discount for advance purchase of individual Thursday night tickets.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Qualifying Round Ticket
Friday, June 1st-$10.00
(Limited seating - No reserved seats)
Elvis Presley Documentary Film Ticket
Gospel Concert Ticket
Sunday, June 3rd
(Only 500 seats available - advance sale only)
Advanced Purchased Tickets will not be mailed out until May 1, 2007.
SEATING CAPACITY: OPEN AIR
HOTELS AND RESTRAUANT:
Food is available at the festival
The most significant landmark of Tupelo's modern history is Elvis Presley's two-room house where he was born on January 8, 1935. The city is also home to the Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo Buffalo Park, two area National Battlefield sites, the Oren Dunn City Museum and the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters. Guests can also enjoy visual and performing arts through ballet, art exhibitions and wonderful productions by the symphony, community concerts and theatre.
ELVIS IN TUPELO: Information taken from:http://www.elvispresleybirthplace.com/tourism/
The Elvis Presley Museum was originally opened in 1992 and consisted mainly of the personal collection of Janelle McComb, a Tupelo resident and long-time family friend of Elvis and the Presley's. Completely renovated in 2006, the state-of-the-art museum still pays tribute to Janelle McComb's friendship with Elvis as the genesis of the museum through an exhibit area titled "Remembrances of Things Past." The new museum exhibit contains Tupelo artifacts, large photomurals and graphics and two audiovisual presentations that will bring to life the childhood world of Elvis in Tupelo including his family and his first music.
Experience Elvis! That’s exactly what fans worldwide do when they visit Tupelo, Miss. Tupelo brings the formative years of Elvis Presley to life as visitors tour his birthplace grounds and explore meaningful sites on the Early Years Driving Tour.
Every August, fans from across the world gather at the birthplace to celebrate the annual Fan Appreciation Day and to tour the features, set in a memorial garden. The components of the garden represent an integral part of Elvis’ childhood, one which was influenced heavily by his Tupelo upbringing. It includes the “walk of life” around the birthplace which consists of 42 granite blocks representing each year of Elvis’ life, a “fountain of life” symbolizing the significance of the Tupelo years, a “story wall” featuring 11 childhood narratives as told by boyhood friends of Elvis and a 1939 green Plymouth, which duplicates the type of car that the Presley’s owned at the time they moved from Tupelo to Memphis in 1948. The parking lot includes a bus turn-around and drop-off point adjacent to the Museum, which has also been renovated to include an arbor and a handicapped accessible portico. Fans can relax among benches set in the beautiful park area, enjoy a picnic or even meditate in the chapel, which has become a popular setting for weddings.
The Early Years Driving Tour, which begins at the birthplace and leads visitors to several sites important in Elvis’ formative years, also helps to capture his life. The tour highlights significant locations with bronze plaques and provides information about each site. The Tupelo CVB funded the plaques in an effort to make the Elvis experience more complete. The tour includes Tupelo Hardware where Elvis’ mother purchased his first guitar, schools Elvis attended and other notable sites.
Statue of Elvis at 13 years old
The life and times of Elvis Presley and all personal photographs are copyrighted: We respect that and include a website where you can find information about Elvis.
The original site of the concert, the fairgrounds, is now part of Tupelo's Fairpark District. This festival celebrates the legacy of Elvis with music, motorcycle rally, bicycle races, 5K run, food, and fun.
The 9th Annual Elvis Presley Festival, held in the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll ®, celebrates the musical heritage of the town that shaped the early years of our nation’s leading cultural icon. It features a fabulous music line-up and fun festival activities in a family-friendly atmosphere!
This is where it all began!
Jeff,Mitch,Zippy,Taylor,Sam and Brian
Brian Less (Piano/Organ/Vocals)
Sam Gunderson (Guitar/Vocals) Wynn Christian sitting in for Sam
Zippy Dieterich (Drums/Backup Vocals)
Jeff Lopez (Saxophone/Backup Vocals)
Green-Eyed Lady (Sugarloaf)
Call Me the Breeze (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Hell of a Day (Taylor Hicks)
Gonna Move (Paul Pena)
-Brown-Eyed Handsome Man ( Chuck Berry )
-Harlem/Cold Baloney ( Bill Withers )
Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu (Johnny Rivers )
-Hey Pocky Way (The Meters)
Feelin' Alright (Joe Cocker)
In Your Time (Taylor Hicks)
- Born in Chicago ( Paul Butterfield)
- That's Where It's At ( Sam Cooke)
- I Miss You ( Rolling Stones )
Hold On To Your Love (Taylor Hicks)
-My Funny Valentine
Seven Mile Breakdown (Wynn Christian of Spoonful James )
Why Does Love Got to be So Sad (Derek and the Dominos)
- Willie Brown Blues ( Joe Seneca & Ry Cooder )
What'd I Say (Ray Charles)
Soul Thing (Taylor Hicks)
- Dont' Trust Your Neighbor ( Freddy King)
- Eastbound and Down ( Jerry Reed )
REVIEW AND MEDIA:
Soul Patrol rocks TupeloJune 2nd, 2007 ·
Taylor Hicks has got to be exhausted.
The 2006 “American Idol” winner sweat, sang and danced his way into the hearts of Tupelo fans this evening as he performed at the Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival.
A pretty huge crowd — many of whom sported “Soul Patrol” T-shirts — awaited him, and he didn’t disappoint. His 75-minute set included his own hits, as well as bits and snippets from cover tunes.
Hicks opened the show with covers of “Green-Eyed Lady” and “Call Me the Breeze,” then flew into his own material. The audience stayed on their feet and he kept them dancing throughout the show.
“I appreciate all those folks who voted for me,” he said. “I never told anybody, but I voted too. I guess you know that now.”
Hicks used a guitar for many of the tunes, but he truly showed off when he played the harmonica.
His set felt like a big jam session, as he’d start his own tune and then throw in a line from an older song (like the Stones’ “Miss You”) or just lift whole parts of a song. He did a great job of his covers, which also included Johnny Rivers’ “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu,” Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” and Joe Cocker’s “Feeling Alright.”
Hicks showed off his signature dance moves and had thoroughly sweat through his black Stax T-shirt and gray jacket by the end of the night.
“Everybody says I dance like Elvis but look like Joe Cocker,” he said, “but I think I’d rather have it the other way.”
Hicks was called back to the stage for an encore, and he and his band, the Little Memphis Blues Orchestra, tore through “Soul Thing.”
He left his fans still standing, hollering and having a good time, and you don’t get much better than that.
And, last but not least, a huge congratulations to Derek Stone for winning the Unicel Battle of the Bands. Stone and his band played before Bliss (who opened for Hicks), and they did a terrific job. Congrats, guys.:)
SOUL PATROL MEMORIES:
courtesy of Phil
It makes no difference what band backs Taylor Hicks, it is a powerhouse of entertainment! Taylor Hicks commands his band with finesse leaving one to wonder if this was the band he always played with, whether LiMBO or his touring band or any other band he might happen to sit in with. ragsqueen
IT'S THE END OF THE CONCERT BUT TAYLOR WILL BE BACK
courtesy of ragsqueen
I must admit that I had some concerns about Taylor performing with LiMBO at the Elvis Presley Festival. Would this be a bad career move considering Taylor had just ended his first national tour and was getting ready to start the summer tour? How would the boys in the band compare to the tour band from the spring? Any concern would soon be unnecessary! The whole concert would show another deeper, musical side of Taylor! ....It makes no difference what band backs Taylor Hicks, it is a powerhouse of entertainment! Taylor Hicks commands his band with finesse leaving one to wonder if this was the band he always played with, whether LiMBO or his touring band or any other band he might happen to sit in with. The concert was definitely worth the wait in the heat!
courtesy of kellybelle
Edited by mouser, Feb 8 2009, 05:59 AM.
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