Seattle Invitationals

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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.

The 21st Annual Seattle Invitationals!

Saturday August 13th 2016 ~ 8pm at the Crocodile in Seattle

With The Kentucky Rain Band


Special Emcee and Master of Ceremonies ~ Jim Dever (King5/Evening Magazine)

Tickets on sale now!

Come to the search for Seattle’s best Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

On Saturday, August 13th 2016, 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 21st Annual 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.
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, 206-399-9565
Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795



21 and over with ID required

Click HERE for: Information about contest criteria and contest judging


crocodileTickets available online at The Crocodile!

The Crocodile • 2200 2nd Ave • Seattle 98121

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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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