Seattle Invitationals


Seattle Elvis Invitationals

Seattle Invitationals is Seattle’s search for the King of Seattle’s Elvis Tribute Artists!

That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment.


Friday, January 23rd 8pm at the Crocodile in Seattle

Tickets on sale now!

Come to the search for Seattle’s best 

Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

On Friday, January 23rd 2015, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them!  There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see thirty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…

It’s all at the 20th Annual 
2015 Seattle Invitationals !
Lucky Attendee´s will see each performer tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!
To start the evening off with a bang we invited back the Graceland Five band- playing supercharged punk rock versions of the Kings music. Following this 35 minute “super set” we´ll bring on several surprise guests and professional singers to warm the crowd up for the main event.

Special Emcee and Master of Ceremonies Jim Dever!

Performers – Sign Up Here!  We’re Looking for a few good Elvi!
Currently we are looking for amateur performers to sign up (and agree to perform one song in their own costume) on the legendary EMP stage. All contestants will be backed by the local longtime Pro outfit The Kentucky Rain Band. Interested parties should see the contest rules & judging criteria and the available songs.Are you a budding ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist?)  If you are not a professional and would like to perform and compete with other Northwest Elvii, please contact us!

Then, email BOTH and with the following information:

1.  Name
2.  Your Song Choice(s) 1, 2 & 3
3.  Your contact info
4.  What town & neighborhood you live in
5.  Photo as a ETA (if you have one!)
Providing prizes for the top twenty entries of the event will be Archie McPheeTop Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors. 
Media contacts:
Peter Verbrugge,
Marlow Harris,


Photos from previous Seattle Invitationals!


Kentucky Rain Band.Seattle Elvis Invitationals. EMP Sky Church. Elvis.

Marlow & Clay hawking Top Pot Doughnuts on the News

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