2020 Schedule of Events

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not allowed at the park.

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Thursday, June 25th

Pre-Party

Meet and greet some of the arriving ETA’s

doors open at 5:00pm

The Match at the Casino
553 Vees St.

$10

Friday, June 26th

Competition Round One 

ETA’s compete in Professional, Non-Professional and Youth divisions.

1:00pm – opening ceremonies with entertainment to follow
short break at 4:30pm
competition starts at 5:00pm

Okanagan Lake Park

$20/day
$30 for Friday and Saturday

After-Party Karaoke

Hosted by Mark and Nikki

following the park competition

Tugs

Saturday, June 27th

Competition Round Two

ETA’s perform live for a spot in the Finals

gates open at 8:00am
competition starts at 9:00am

Okanagan Lake Park

$20/day
$30 for Friday and Saturday

Headliner Show

Featuring champion ETA’s Jay Dupuis and Diogo Light with special guest Corny Rempel

doors open at 7:00pm
show starts at 8:00pm

Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
273 Power St.

$45-$67 (+tax & service fees)
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Sunday, June 28th

Gospel Show & Pancake Breakfast

teddy bear toss – bring a teddy bear

gates open at 7:00am
show starts at 9:00am

Okanagan Lake Park

Park admission $2
pancake breakfast extra

Competition Finals

Final round of judging. Champions and Memphis Representative are determined.

doors open at 1:00pm
show starts at 2:00pm

Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
273 Power St.

$32-$56 (+tax & service fees)
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After Party

ETA’s will be singing and mingling with all the fans.

5:30pm

The Lakeside Ballroom at the Lakeside Hotel

$30 includes meal, entertainment and dancing

2020 Featured Headliners

Jay Dupuis

Diogo Light

Special Guest – Corny Rempel

Headliner Show

 Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:00 pm at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

Our Judges

Victoria Paige Meyerink – VIP Judge

Victoria is delighted to make her first appearance at Penticton Elvis Fest 2020. The former child star and award-winning film producer has spent nearly all of her life in show business and has the distinction of being the youngest woman film producer in the motion picture industry with the international success of her feature Young Warriors at age 22 (which she filmed partly in BC). 

Elvis fans may know her best as Elvis’ co-star in MGM’s Speedway (1968) and as the original voice for Mattel’s Chatty Cathy doll. One of her earliest roles was on Canada’s Littlest Hobo and Victoria’s acting career soared at the age of four as Danny Kaye’s co-star on his popular CBS variety series, establishing her as an international figure. In addition to Speedway with Elvis and Nancy Sinatra, Victoria co-starred in Night of the Grizzly with Clint Walker and Martha Hyer, Brainstorm with Anne Francis, and Seconds with Rock Hudson. She was a regular on the popular TV series Green Acres, My Three Sons, Family Affair and guest starred on dozens more including Tarzan, The FBI, Name of the Game, and Adam-12.  In 2006, Victoria received the Young Artist Awards’ Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award.

Victoria has produced several feature films including Finding Home which earned her the Excellence in Producing Award at the Montreal World Film Festival as well as 21 other honors including 5 Best Picture Awards.

Adding to her diversity, Victoria executive produced/produced/co-directed the popular PBS pledge drive special, David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure, a spectacular live concert event. Victoria and multi-Grammy nominee David Arkenstone formed Below The Ocean Productions and she produces his concert tours, TV specials, albums and music videos. Their Winter Fantasy concert tours every December.

Victoria is a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and serves on the Executive Committee of the Student Academy Awards. She thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Speedway’s 50th anniversary in 2018, sharing insights about the film with Elvis fans worldwide including at Graceland, Tupelo Elvis Fest, Nashville Elvis Fest, and Windsor King Fest. When she’s not meeting with fans, on set, or recording in studio, Victoria loves to travel and is a talented and creative chef. She is currently based in the Hollywood Hills.

Sean Luce

Sean was “Raised On Rock” in Lincoln, Nebraska. The only music that was playing on the record player was 45’s of Elvis and the Beatles. Sean saw one of Elvis’ last concerts in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 20th, 1977. As a motivational speaker, sales consultant and award winning author, Sean has traveled over 4 million miles since 2000 conducting seminars on sales and marketing on three continents and in all 50 United States, working with Fortune 500 companies, universities, television and radio stations, internet firms, newspapers and magazines, and the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau. He’s on the road 40-plus weeks a year taking the “Liquid Fire” message to help others achieve their goals. His newest book “The Liquid Fire” is one of the top selling media marketing books. Sean is a contributing writer for various national publications in business, sales and sales management. He’s been featured in many of media’ top magazines, including Advertising Age, Promo magazine, and Radio Ink and many more. Like Elvis, he’s also an avid student of martial arts and uses the connection between martial arts and sales in many of his seminars. Sean is known on the seminar circuit for wearing “Leather Pants” …inspired by Elvis! Sean is the Head National Instructor for the Luce Performance Group International based in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.

Denise Macris

Denise Macris is an avid Elvis fan and has been a strong supporter of many Elvis Festivals throughout Canada and the United States. Denise is the owner and President of a large Marketing and Presentation company. She is a Nationally Recognized expert in communication and presentation skills. Her broad experience critiquing and judging presentations as well as helping to bring out the best in others has won her rave reviews. Denise was recognized in the United States as one of the “100 Most Influential Leaders” in her industry. She has won numerous awards and is a highly recognized columnist and blogger. As the wife of a winning Tribute Artist Denise knows what it takes to be a Champion. With a passion for performance and presentation arts, Denise loves watching Elvis Tribute Artists.

Eva Brand

A life long Elvis super fan and a well known ETA photographer resides near Collingwood, Ontario. Eva has judged many contest around the globe and is thrilled  to return to Penticton for the 3rd time.
Over the past several years co-produced several top concerts in Europe with some of the very top Elvis Tribute Artists. Her favourite  time of the year is the Elvis week in Memphis, where she returns every August.  

Our Guest Emcees

Dino Macris

Dino grew up in Renton Washington and enjoyed singing and listening to music from a early age , he grew fond of Elvis watching and singing along with his movies in the 1960s , since then Dino has been singing to audiences throughout the United States and Canada and has competed in many Professional Competitions , he has won several competitions and was the winner of the Penticton Elvis Festival in 06 and currently sings in Festivals and Music venues throughout the country

Mike Schell

Mike is proud to be back as MC for the kick off party and wind up party . This is Mike’s 14 yr performing in the headliners show . He currently is the music director for the 10 piece Cadillac Kings show band and sings bass and plays trumpet . Let’s have a great weekend and pay tribute to the King of Rock & Roll!

Our 2020 Competitors