Elvis Tribute Contest and Festival Honors "The King" Aug. 6 & 7

Dover, DE, July 21, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will celebrate the life of “The King of Rock & Roll,” the late Elvis Aaron Presley, who would have been 75 this year. A competition to determine the best Elvis tribute artist will be presented through a series of performances on Aug. 6 & 7.

A full line up of Elvis tribute artists from New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and as far away as Detroit, Mich., have signed on to pay homage to the legendary music icon. Performers come in all shapes and experience levels. Will Debley of Mount Airy, Md., is a three-time finalist in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Preliminary Contest and is featured in the films At The Gates and What Would Elvis Do?

Local contestant Rob Lutz of Smyrna became a tribute artist just by pure luck in September 2005 at an Elvis tribute contest in Dewey Beach (Del.). “I’ve been an Elvis fan since I was knee high because of his amazing voice.” Lutz was hooked and has returned to the Dewey event every year since. “Elvis fans have such a great time and when I saw how they support the performers, it just grew from there. It’s a great atmosphere to be in and I am so privileged to be a part of it. The fans support us and keep us going.”

Contestants will perform throughout the property beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 6. The official competition begins at 8 p.m. on the stage in Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. On Saturday, August 7, entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with Elvis Karaoke, Elvis Trivia, and a performance by local Elvis Presley tribute artist, Jim Parsley. Contestants will then begin semi-final competitions. The Top 5 winners will be announced at 10 p.m. and receive prizes of $1500, $1000, $500, $250 or $125 cash.

Tickets are $10 each evening, available at the door of Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. For information, contact Jeannine Lahey at 302-857-2166. Restaurants on site will serve Elvis’ favorite foods throughout the weekend including grilled peanut butter, honey and banana sandwiches, meatloaf, spaghetti stir fry, banana pudding, pepper steak, Southern pecan pie, tortilla soup and broccoli casserole. Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. This promotion is not affiliated with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.


Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. The casino is open 24 hours daily and consists of table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, baccarat, and more, in addition to approximately 2,700 video lottery terminals controlled by Delaware Lottery. Trackview Slots on the 4th floor holds more slots and electronic blackjack games. The Crown Royal® Poker Room opened July 14, 2010, on the 3rd floor with 12 poker tables offering the most popular poker games, including Texas Hold ‘Em. The Colonnade features the Race & Sports Book with pro football parlay betting, horse racing simulcasts, a casino lounge called Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and shops and restaurants consisting of The Marketplace, Swarovski, Godiva, Fashions of The Colonnade, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Sweet Perks Too. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is the largest in Delaware with 500 luxurious rooms/suites, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, gift shop, Toppers Spa/Salon, 1600-seat Rollins Center® ballroom and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-function space. Additional property amenities include seven restaurants/cafes, five bars, world-class live harness racing and simulcast horse racing. For more information, please visit doverdowns.com.
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