Headliners and Special Guest Performers - Niagara Falls Elvis Festival 2022

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Cody Ray Slaughter

Cody Ray Slaughter


2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion

  • Thursday Night Headliner Show - Elvis The Early Years and Leather
    Thursday April 21, 2022 at 7:30PM

Cody is the 2011 Ultimate Elvis World Champion and has won the coveted People's Choice Award as well as The New Horizon Award for best Elvis Tribute Artist. He has also gained notoriety for his authentic performances as Elvis in the Legendary NBC Comeback Special. Cody’s looks, voice and charisma have helped him become one of the most popular Elvis Tribute Artists in the world.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Dean Z
Dean Z - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

Dean Z


2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Champion

  • Saturday Night Headliner Show - Elvis Vegas 69
    Saturday April 23, 2022
  • Headliner Show - Elvis|The Rocker
    Sunday April 24, 2022

Dean Z has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." From his early days growing up in the high desert of Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has shown time and again, he is one of the best in the business today. That was proven in August 2013 as Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during "Elvis Week" in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Bill Cherry
Bill Cherry - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Tribute Artist

Bill Cherry


2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion

Paying homage to the King since 1989, Bill is recognized as one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the business. He won the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminary in Tupelo and then went on to win the Ultimate Elvis Championship in Memphis. Bill is the only Elvis Tribute Artist to win the title of Ultimate at both the birthplace and hometown of Elvis in the same year. He has been honoured by Time magazine as one of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in North America.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Shawn Klush

Shawn Klush


Considered The Closest Thing to Elvis In Concert

  • Headliner Show - Elvis Concert Years
    Friday April 22, 2022

Winner of numerous Elvis Tribute Artist Contests Including:

BBC TV's World Greatest Elvis, Elvis Presley Enterprises First Ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Champion, winner of the The People's Choice Award presented by Gibson Music in Nashville and named World's Greatest Elvis by 6.5 million TV viewers in Britain.

Shawn has performed all over the world and was named Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis at the Las Vegs Hilton where he has headlined several times over the past ten years.

Truly the most recognised, popular and acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artist in the world.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Ted Torres
Ted Torres - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

Ted Torres


2016 Images of the King Champion

  • Friday Matinee Show - Tribute to Elvis
    Friday April 22, 2022
  • Sunday Gospel Show
    Sunday April 24, 2022

Ted is a multi talented singer and musician who is recognised for his accurate and authentic Elvis Tribute performances. He is the 2019 Images of The King World Champion. He also is the winner of the 2014 Heart Of The King Award and in 2012 he won the Spirit of Elvis Award from Elvis Presley Enterprises. Ted continues to be recognized for his outstanding Elvis vocals and for the professional manner in which he presents his accurate Tribute to Elvis.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Sylvain Leduc
Sylvain Leduc - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

Sylvain Leduc


2019 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Champion

  • Thursday Night Headliner Show - Elvis The Vegas Years
    Thursday April 21, 2022

Sylvain Leduc, a native of Valleyfield, Quebec, was first introduced to Elvis' music as a young child by his uncle. It was at an early age, while living in Massachusetts, USA with his family, that Sylvain was set on the path to becoming an Elvis Tribute Artist. At the age of 15, with his first Elvis record in hand, "I'm Leavin"/Heart of Rome", Sylvain began his tribute to Elvis and never looked back. Competing professionally since 2015, Sylvain has multiple awards and accomplishments to his credit. His most recent accolades include Top-10 Finalist in the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and 1st Runner-Up in the renowned Images of the King Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. Sylvain is honoured to return to the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival to join his ETA brothers and the fans in celebrating Elvis' life in music.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Diogo Light
Diogo Light - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

Diogo Light


2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Champion
2017 Images of The King Champion

  • Thursday Matinee Show - Elvis Concert Years
    Thursday April 21, 2022
  • Friday Night Headliner Show - Elvis Leather
    Friday April 22, 2022

From the time Diogo was a small child listening to his father's Elvis records, he's been a fan! He began singing to audiences ten years ago and considers it a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. With increasing performances throughout South and North America and Australasia he has put his career as a defense attorney on hold so that he can follow his passion.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Joe Passion
Joe Passion - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

Joe Passion


2009 Jerry Lee Lewis Spittin' Image Tribute Winner

  • Thursday Matinee Show - Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis
    Thursday April 21, 2022
  • Sunday Gospel Show
    Sunday April 24, 2022

Joe Passion performs as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Killer and the King and the Sunday Memphis Gospel Hour.

Winner of LadyLuck.com "Spittin' Image" tribute artist contest July 2009 for his portrayal of Jerry lee Lewis, Joe Passion has over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. He performs regularly in Legend In Concerts shows all over the globe. He is also a Lead Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Arranger/Producer, has toured Canada the U.S.A., the Caribbean, Europe and Australia as a featured act.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Special Act - Soul Men

Soul Men


A Tribute To The Blues Brothers

  • Friday Matinee Show
    Friday April 22, 2022

Da Blooze Brothers are BACK.

Canada's Chris and Geoff Dahl brothers bring the magic of the blues to the stage in a big way. With all the songs you know and love from the blues era including the world of the Blues Brothers.

The show celebrates the sweet souls sounds of Sam and Dave and the grove and energy of James Brown.

A moving and dynamic show that is full of energy and fun. Put the brothers out front and you have a show that cannot be beat.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Conor Russo
Conor Russo - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

Connor Russo


Special Guest Elvis Tribute Artist

Although still in his mid teens, Connor Russo has joined the ranks of elite Elvis Tribute Artists. Having already won 14 major Elvis Tribute Competitions in Canada and the United States, he now performs in Headliner shows throughout North America. Connor's passion, charisma, athleticism and attention to detail result in an Early Years tribute that is authentic and in high demand. His energy and intensity are perfectly suited to Elvis' 1950's and '68 Comeback Special performances.

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Matt Stone

Matt Stone


Special Guest Elvis Tribute Artist

Since hearing John Stamos sing “Jailhouse Rock” on the classic ABC Sitcom “Full House,” Matt Stone has been hooked on the all things Elvis! Matt started his tribute at only 13 years old, and began to study every nuance of Elvis’ persona, and has grown to become a phenomenal representation of the king both visually, as well as vocally! Now 16, his favorite era to perform of The King is 1969-1970, because Elvis not only looked and moved the best he ever had, but also was at the height of his vocal abilities. In addition to being a multi-instrumentalist, when Matt Stone begins to sing, audiences are blown away by the mature, powerful voice that comes out of such a young man. Matt is not only an incredible entertainer, but is one of the biggest Elvis fans anyone could ever meet, being able to speak about obscure trivia and performances for hours. Taking his tribute all across the United States entertaining thousands of fans, Matt Stone says “It is an absolute pleasure and an honor to take part in the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival.”

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Emcee - Victor J
Victor J - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Emcee

Victor J


Master of Ceremonies

Victor J Hanson, also known as Victor J, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As Victor says: "Living in a tough part of Toronto you either grew up a good fighter or as someone that could joke their way out of a fight ... I'm still a lousy fighter." He has performed from San Diego to New York and from Alaska to Las Vegas.

When not doing his One Man Corporate show for the Fortune 500 group you can find him performing as a Headline Act on Holland America Cruise Lines.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artists - The Casino Brothers Band
The Casino Brothers Band - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artists

The Casino Brothers Band


Official Backup Band

The Casino Brothers Band will back up all the Headline performances as well as the semi-final and final of the ETA competition.

The only Canadian band to be nominated best Elvis Tribute Band at The Elvis Industry Tribute Awards in Memphis. The Casino Brothers Band have been backing Elvis Tribute Artists from around the globe since 1999. From showcases and theatre productions to competitions, the band pours their hearts and souls into every performance, capturing the authenticity of each era of the King of Rock 'n Roll. The band will be making their Niagara Falls Festival debut and are very excited to be involved.

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