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Mississippi resort hosting Elvis tribute show

20 July 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Break out the blue suede shoes and get ready to be all shook up. To mark the 45 anniversary of Elvis’ passing and the profound impact he had on music, Gold Strike Casino Resort will host Elvis Elvis Elvis, a tribute show honoring the late King of Rock & Roll at the Gold Strike Theater on 13 August at 9 p.m.

A native of nearby Tupelo, Elvis Presley skyrocketed to international fame in the 1950s with a sound and style that combined his diverse musical influences. Elvis ushered in a new era of American music and pop culture. His hit songs “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” are just a few of the songs that helped him sell over one billion records, win 3 GRAMMY Awards and receive the GRAMMY Lifetime achievement Award at age 36.

Ted Torres, the Elvis tribute artist behind the show, is a multi-talented actor and singer/songwriter who was named the 2016 "Images of The King" World Champion by Elvis Presley Enterprises and won the fan favorite award for his Elvis impersonation the same year in Las Vegas. In 2021, he starred in the Tony Award-winning production, “Million Dollar Quartet” as Elvis and in 2022 is starring in “ELVIS The Musical.”

His accolades include:

- 2022 Star of "ELVIS The Musical"

- 2021 Star of the Tony Award winning production "Million Dollar Quartet" (Elvis)

- 2019 EP Expo Champion

- 2019 50th Anniversary Sold Out performances at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

- 2016 "Images Of The King’ World Champion

- 2016 1st place Images Of The King Champion and "1st place Fan favorite in Las Vegas”

- 2014 The "Heart Of The King" Award on Elvis' stage at the former Las Vegas Hilton

- 2014 Vocalist for the Soundtrack of the Elvis based independent short film "NOBODY"

- 2012 The "Spirit Of Elvis" Award from Elvis Presley Enterprises

- "Best Elvis Vocals" in 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton's "Heart of the King"

Guests of Elvis Elvis Elvis can enjoy two specialty drinks created just for the occasion. The Blue Hawaii is made with coconut rum, pina colada and blue curacao and will be available in the Gold Strike Theater and BetMGM Book, Bar & Grill for $13. The King made with peanut butter “Skrewball” whiskey, Blue Chair banana rum and Irish cream will be available at Stage2 and BetMGM Book, Bar & Grill for $8.

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