2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Tribute Artist Winners
Group Photo (left to right): Tony Busseri (ARB Productions), Vittoria Wikston (Greg Frewin Theatre), Pat Dunn (2nd place), Bruno Nesci (3rd place), Di Light (1st place winner), Victor Hanson (Emcee).
1st PLACE = DIOGO LIGHT - Porto Alegre, Brazil
With performances throughout South and North America and in Australia, Diogo Light's popularity means that he has put his successful career as a defense attorney on hold so he can spend more time on stage delighting fans by singing the Elvis songs he grew up with.
Light says having his Elvis Presley tribute recognized by fans in so many countries is amazing & he embraces this responsibility with love & respect.
2nd PLACE = PAT DUNN - New York, USA
Hailing from Manhattan in NYC, Pat Dunn is no stranger to the stage. He performed in his first NYC production at age twelve and since has had the honor of performing in different musical productions around the globe. An internationally recognized and award-winning Tribute Artist, Dunn will represent the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at the UETAC in Memphis.
3rd PLACE = BRUNO NESCI - Woodbridge, Ontario
Bruno Nesci has been performing as Elvis since he was 8 years old. Since then, he's worked diligently to produce his professional concert and bring it to the highest level. Nesci has the looks, moves and voice which makes him one of the best Elvis performers in the business.
Bruno Nesci this the 2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival People's Choice Award Winner.
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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival
Friday May 19th - Sunday May 21st, 2017
Canada is the only country outside of the US where Elvis performed on stage. To celebrate Elvis and his connection to Canada, the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival is a three-day festival of Graceland style entertainment and competition.
If you have a burning love for Elvis Presley, then you're about to be all shook up.
Imagine three full days of non-stop Graceland style Elvis celebration held at a premiere Las Vegas style venue including:
"Thank you for putting on this Niagara Falls Elvis Festival. My wife and I cannot wait to sing and dance along to all our favourite music!" - Robert T. (Oakville)
For the first time in history, Niagara Falls will host an official Elvis event sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. | Graceland. If you love the King of Rock & Roll, then you'll want to be a part of this ultimate inaugural Elvis tribute experience.
Niagara Falls Elvis Festival is a joint venture between ARB Productions & the Greg Frewin Theatre. Licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), the festival is an official preliminary round for the 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis, TN (Graceland).
ALL EVENTS HAPPEN AT THE GREG FREWIN THEATRE.
2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Must-See Events
Look to your left. Now look to your right. All you'll see around you are like-minded Elvis fans, enthusiasts, and aficionados. You're among your people, safe to appreciate every little nuance about the King that we have to offer you. Relax, take your seat, and get ready to enjoy the inaugural Niagara Falls Elvis Festival.
May 19th, 2017
- 6:00pm - Dinner
- 7:30pm - The Story of Elvis
- Featuring Dean Z 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Winner – Elvis Early Years & ’68 Comeback
- Special Guest Tim 'E' – Elvis Concert Years
- 10:30pm - After Party Reception & Dance
May 20th, 2017
- 10:00am - Elvis Competition (Morning)
- 12:00pm - Lunch
- 2:00pm - Elvis Competition (Afternoon)
- 6:30pm - Dinner
- 8:00pm - The Killer & The King
- Featuring Bill Cherry 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Winner – Elvis Concert Years
- Special Guest Joe Passion as Jerry Lee Lewis
- 10:30pm - After Party Reception & Dance
May 21st, 2017
- 10:00am - Memphis Gospel Hour & Brunch
- Featuring Dean Z 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Winner and Collingwood 2016 Elvis Gospel Champ Matt Cage, with Joe Passion as Jerry Lee Lewis and Jim Yorfido as Johnny Cash
- 2:00pm - Elvis Competition Afternoon Semi-Finals (10 finalists)
- 7:00pm - Competition Evening Finale (5 finalists), People’s Choice Award & King Crowning
* All feature performances, including the ETA Competition Semi Final and Final will be accompanied by Canada's Premier Elvis Tribute Band, The Casino Brothers Band.