The Penticton Elvis Society celebrates 19 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 19th 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
In 2014, Jay won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship. Now as a full time entertainer, His vocal ability, incredible likeness, and natural charisma have made him one of the foremost, sought after Elvis Tribute Artists on the planet. His southern form and captive charm coupled with his uncanny sound and presence will make you feel as if you are watching the King himself. Jay feels extremely blessed to be able to travel the world performing on stage as his lifelong idol. He holds great honor in paying tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time.
Diogo Light is from Porto Alegre, Brazil. From the time he was a small child listening to his father’s Elvis records, he’s been a fan. He has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying his performances and singing style. He considers it to be a great honor and blessing to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Diogo says that being an Ultimate ETA Contest semifinalist is an honor, and that he embraces the responsibility with love and respect. He has too many favorite Elvis songs to pick just one.
Special Guest – Corny Rempel
Corny Rempel is an award winning Elvis Tribute artist and Comedian who has performed across North America for 20 years. In 2015 he was the Gospel Champion of the Collingwood Elvis Festival, and in 2017 he won 1st place in The Penticton Elvis Festival in BC. This earned him a spot to compete with the top 20 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world at the “Ultimate Elvis Festival” in at Graceland in Memphis TN.Corny is a morning radio host/DJ in Steinbach Manitoba. He loves entertaining and it shows in his non-stop, highly energized, hilarious performances!
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