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Rockin’ Elvis Fest and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest return to Pala in March

6 December 2012

PALA, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The three-day Rockin’ Elvis® Fest and Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Contest will return to Pala Casino Resort and Spa's Infinity Showroom, Friday through Sunday, March 15-17, 2013.

The contest, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. of Memphis, Tenn, will be open to Elvis® Tribute Artists internationally. To enter, contestants must register at www.etacontest.com. Contestants will compete for $4,000 in cash prizes and the winner will receive an automatic entry into the International Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Semi-Finals to be held during Elvis Week in August in Memphis.

Pala held its first Elvis® Fest and Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Contest this past March. The winner was Adam Fitzpatrick, 27, from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

The Ultimate Elvis® Tribute weekend will include the competition performances, a parade of tribute artists through the casino, Meet and Greets with the performers, performances by the EAS band, the Official Elvis® Tribute Band of Graceland, peanut butter and banana sandwiches for purchase in the Pala Deli and Elvis slot machines for play on the casino floor.

Tickets for all three days, $10, $15, $20, $25 and $30, depending on the session, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, December 14, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office in the casino or by calling 1-877-946-7252. Tickets also will be available by phone at 1-800-585-3737, or www.startickets.com.

The schedule includes:

Friday, March 15

6:00 p.m. Parade of Elvis – through casino with performances at the Center Bar

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. First Round in Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Contest - Infinity

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Meet and Greet with Competitors

Tickets: $10, $15

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Hot Rod Lincoln performs for dancing - FREE

Saturday, March 16

11 a.m. Parade of Elvis-through casino with performances at Center Bar

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Second Round in Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Contest-Infinity

6:00 p.m. Parade of Elvis –through casino with performances at Center Bar

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Third Round in Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Contest-Infinity

Tickets: $20, $25

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Crown City Bombers perform for dancing - FREE

Sunday, March 17

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Contest Finals. Five final contestants perform three songs each to crown the champion - Infinity

Tickets: $30

Pala is located in Northern San Diego County; from San Diego/Riverside, take I-15 to Highway 76 east five miles; from Los Angeles County and Orange County, take I-5 south to Highway 76 east, then travel 23 miles. Pala is 15 miles north of Escondido, 12 miles south of Temecula.

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