The Elvis FANtasy Fest returns to Portage at the Woodland Park Community Building, 2100 Willowcreek Road, on October 10th – 13th, 2019 for the 27th year. The event is an all-volunteer fundraiser for the Porter County Special Olympics. The weekend event celebrates the music legacy of Elvis Presley along with remembering his humanitarian ways by giving to the charity.
The weekend event begins on Friday, with a welcome party hosted by local tribute artist. There will be short show providing dance music for the get together. Elvis FANtasy Fest brings people in from as far away as Washington State and fans come from the Chicago area along with Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa.
Saturday is the first round for the Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest, which is a qualifier for the contest produced by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis during the annual celebration of Elvis’ life and music each August. It is produced by license agreement with E.P.E. Twenty one Elvis tribute artists will compete to win cash, and the top ETA will represent the Portage Elvis FANtasy Fest in Memphis.
Following an Italian dinner provided by Special Olympics, a headliner show, “ELVIS, BACK TO THE FUTURE,” features four top, award winning Elvis Tribute Artists including the 2018 Ultimate ETA Contest champions. The other performers are Quentin Flagg, Jake Slater, Cote Deonath and Robert Washington. All four have won the Portage event in the past. One of these guest will perform a special concert on Sunday.
Special Olympic athletes and parents serve as the volunteer force to help run the event. There will be an auction with some great prize packages along with a theme basket raffle. Food is served at the event along with several dealers who sell Elvis merchandise. Parking is free.
Tickets are available online at www.elvisfantasyfest.com or can be purchased at the door. Prices range for $35 to $120 depending on the type of ticket needed.
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