SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY ( 21st )
- Pre-party at The Mule on Martin
218 Martin Street
$10 – doors open at 4:30 p.m.
PARK ADMISSION FEE:
- $15 per day or $25 for two day pass.
FRIDAY ( 22nd )
- Okanagan Lake Park
Gates Open at 12 noon
Opening Ceremonies @ 1
Competitions to follow
- When Park Closes there will be Karaoke at Tugs Taphouse – 260 Martin Street. No Cover Charge
SATURDAY MORNING ( 23rd )
- Okanagan Lake Park
Gates open at 8 a.m.
Competition starts at 9 a.m.v
- Opening Act: Patrick Malea
Headliner Show Dean Z & Johnny Lee Memphis
Tickets available at SOEC.
Doors open at 7 – Show starts at 8 p.m.
SUNDAY ( 24th ) GOSPEL & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
- Okanagan Lake Park
Gates Open at 7 a.m. Show starts at 9 a.m.
$2 donation with proceeds going to Agur Lake Camp Society
Pancake Breakfast $5
- Competition Finals
Tickets available at SOEC
Doors open at 1 p.m. Show begins at 2 p.m.
** After Party at Lakeside Resort $25 includes dinner and a drink. Doors open at 5:30.
2018 Featured Headliners
Johnny Lee Memphis
Patrick Maliha – Comedian
Security guard at Graceland and one of Elvis’, body guards in the 1970s. Thompson was a former police officer and the brother of Linda Thompson.
Sam Thompson has had many jobs in his life, he’s been a police officer, lawyer, judge and music producer but the job he remembers most fondly is the time he spent as Elvis Presley’s ‘baby-faced’ personal bodyguard.
Greg is a highly experienced television, film, music executive, personal manager and marketing strategist. His early career featured a long stint with Elvis Presley’s personal manager – Col. Tom Parker. In later years, Greg’s career expanded to include professional associations with music icons Sonny Bono, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino , The Temptations, The Four Tops and for seventeen years was a personal manager and friend of legendary artist Ricky Nelson. Greg was a joint venture partner of Silver Eagle Records and TIME-LIFE Music, Two of the most successful direct response marketing companies in music history.
Greg was also the founder of Field of Dreams, the nationwide sports memorabilia stores. He partnered with Morton Downey, Jr. and was the executive producer of The Morton Downey, Jr. Show, a nationally syndicated television talk show. In the motion picture industry, Greg’s executive producer credits include the 20th Century Fox feature films “Deal”, starring Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, & Shannon Elizabeth, and “SuperCross”, Starring Channing Tatum. As a record company executive, Greg was president of the record label responsible for the surge of the “Boy Band” era groups of the 2000’s (Backstreet Boys, N-SYNC, LFO, O-Town) and the Hit MTV/ABC series “Making The Band”. Greg is also a Chickasaw Indian and has relationships with prominent Native American leaders.
*Greg will be serving as a VIP Judge for this years competition.
As the tour producer for Elvis Presley throughout the 1970’s, Charles Stone had the rare opportunity to be closely associated with both Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Charles flew with Elvis and his associates on Elvis’ personal plane, The Lisa Marie, from city to city each time Elvis went on tour. Being in the unique position of traveling with Elvis and also managing the personal details of each tour, Charles experienced daily life in Elvis’ world and also developed a close working relationship and close friendship with Colonel Parker and the entire TCB gang.
Charles began his career in entertainment in the mid 1960’ as a booking agent and worked with popular acts such as Little Richard, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, and the Coasters.
In the late 1960’s Concerts West recruited Charles to promote artists such as Led Zeppelin, Chicago, Grand Funk, Three Dog Night, Frank Sinatra and eventually Elvis Presley.
Although Charles has worked with many amazing talents throughout his career, and has years of memories and personal stories to share, nothing compares to his time spent on tour and in Vegas with Elvis, the Colonel, and all the enthusiastic, supportive fans. There is nothing he enjoys more than having the opportunity to relive his Elvis years as he shares his memories and experiences during frequent speaking engagements around the world.
Charles’ book,“ My Years with Elvis and the Colonel” is both informative and entertaining and gives an inside peek into the Elvis we all knew and loved.