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The Penticton Elvis Society celebrates 18 years of running The Penticton Elvis Festival.
The festival brings Elvis Fans from far and wide to the perfect holiday haven – Penticton, British Columbia. They come to celebrate “The King Of Rock & Roll” – Elvis Presley!
Dozens of tribute artists grace the outdoor stages which are set around the picturesque Okanagan Lake, along with special guests – “Friends Of Elvis”. It’s a wonderful weekend of remembering Elvis through his extensive musical library, and touching stories from those who knew him about how he touched their lives. We invite you to join us on our 18th year – where the spirit of Elvis is guaranteed to rock this summer holiday town in a way that Penticton has never experienced before! The Penticton Elvis Festival Society is a not-for-profit society whose main goal is to celebrate the life and music of the greatest entertainer ever known… Elvis Presley. The 3-day Festival is an annual event taking place in the picturesque city of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. With Skaha Lake at the south end of town and Okanagan Lake at the north end of town, Penticton truly is “A Place To Stay Forever”.
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This Years Featured Headliners
Dwight Icenhower is considered to be one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world today. He has mastered the 50s, 60s, and 70s eras of Elvis™ career and has won a myriad of national Elvis awards.
Dwight Icenhower is recognized not only for his great personality on and off stage, but also for his amazing voice that has sometimes even been mistaken for Elvis Presley himself! He has performed with many of the original musicians who have worked with Elvis including: The Jordanaires, The Stamps Quartet, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Gerchio, DJ Fontana and Duke Bardwell (just to name a few). He has taken home over 65 “First Place” awards in contests from all over the world; and in 2015, Dwight Icenhower became the only Elvis Tribute Artist in history to ever win four World Championship “First Place” titles consecutively during Elvis Week, in Memphis TN . In august 2016 Dwight’s dreams came true when he won the ELVIS Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. This amazing journey has been a dream come true to Dwight, and he wishes to continue using his incredible talents to keep the memory of Elvis Presley alive for many more generations to come.
Adam Fitzpatrick has been paying his tribute to Elvis Presley since 2008 when he entered his first Elvis competition in his home town of Penticton at the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival. Adam was an Elvis fan for about 4 years before he was dared by a friend to join the competition as he spectated and cheered on friend Joe Kelso who became a mentor to Adam as he began his Elvis Career. Adam went on to win the Amateur Title that first competition he joined in 2008 in his Hometown. As the next few years went on Adam worked on his tribute to Elvis and was rewarded his first professional title in 2012 in Pala, California. Adam went on to win Several Professional competitions including the 2013 Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Fest, 2014 Europe’s Tribute to Elvis, 2014 Las Vegas Elvis Festival as well as Las Vegas Festivals Peoples Choice Award. Adam’s Greatest achievement is placing First Runner Up in the World’s Ultimate Elvis Competition in Memphis, TN in which the winners from all the competitions that year join to compete for the Ultimate Elvis Title. Adam now lives in Calgary, AB with his Beautiful Wife Faryn and their 3 Children Aiden, Presleigh and Noah. Adam’s main focus is and always will be his family but looks forward to when the time is right to be able to compete again. Adam loves and appreciates all the support his fans give him on and off stage and looks forward to keeping the memory of Elvis alive for years to come.
The Cadillac Kings
The Cadillac Kings take over as the premiere backup band for the competition finals. The Cadillac Kings are a cast of heavily experienced & multi-talented professional musicians, currently touring or gigging with a large number of various tribute shows; from Elvis to Roy Orbison, to Rod Stewart to Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and many others to come. The group consists of 10 members: Steve Soucy (keys/bg vox), Mike Fic (bass/bg vox), Scott Gamble (tubs), Mark Larmand (guitars/bg vox), Sandy Deshner (bg vox), Carley Bailey (bg vox), plus the ever-popular Uptown Hornz – Mike Schell (trumpet/acoustic guitar/bg vox), Chris Manuel (t-bone/mandolin/bg vox), Dean Bates (tenor/alto/flute/bg vox), Gordy Frie (alto/bari/bg vox).
The Cadillac Kings seen here with 2016 VIPs, “The Sweet Inspirations”.
The Penticton Elvis Society Board of Directors
Front row left to right is Dorothy Inglis, Darlene Culbert, Dave Martin, Joanie Koch-Kalanj ,Margaret
Back (top) Row left to right is Ingrid Perkins, Ralph Halsall, Terry Michels, Barb Schneiderat, Brenda Martin, Jo Norton-Westwood, Lance Bishop
Missing from the photo: Noreen Larent