Multi-media performance event set to visit Myrtle Beach area from January 6-8, 2017
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (December 7, 2016) – The beautiful coastal town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will host the highly successful, nationally acclaimed ELVIS LIVES® Tour at the Legends in Concert theatre, from January 6-8, 2017, with two live performances each day. The multi-media live musical is a co-production of On Stage Touring’s Legends in Concert division and producing partner Elvis Presley’s Graceland®.
ELVIS LIVES is a journey across Elvis’ life featuring winners and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprise’s (EPE) annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest™, each representing Elvis during different stages in his career. As a co-producer of the tour, Graceland is providing rarely seen restored video and photo assets from its Graceland Archives to enhance the production.
“Myrtle Beach is proud to host such a prestigious and exciting show as ELVIS LIVES,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. “Our area has long been known for its theatrical and musical experiences, and we’re excited to add this significant event to that list. We’re sure those attending the performances in Myrtle Beach will find much to explore in our beautiful area while they visit.”
The partnership between Legends in Concert and Graceland provides the only authentic touring showcase of Elvis tribute artists for fans who want to experience the music and live performance charisma of one of the most popular and beloved recording artists in history. The thriving production showcases each performer portraying Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years.
“Fans looking for a unique and complete musical experience will relish in the Elvis Lives show,” said Christine Beattie, regional general manager of Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach. “These performances are packed with more than just his music, but also details on the man Elvis and how music shaped his life. Even with six opportunities to catch the show in Myrtle Beach, there’s not bound to be an empty seat.”
The ELVIS LIVES Tour will perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day from January 6-8. To purchase tickets for the Myrtle Beach shows, visit www.elvislivestour.com. For more information on accommodations and attractions in the Myrtle Beach area go to www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.
About Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Stretching from Little River to Pawleys Island and comprising 12 distinct communities, the Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and world-class golf. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality.
For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.
About On Stage Touring, LLC and Legends in Concert
Elvis Lives® is produced by On Stage Touring, LLC, subsidiary of the company that produces Legends in Concert, which began in 1983 with a limited six-week engagement in Las Vegas, and now celebrates 33 years of success. Featuring live re-creations of superstars of yesterday and today, with performers singing with their own natural voices and backed by a live rockin’ band and the Legends singers and dancers, Legends in Concert, recently voted the Best Tribute Show in the Las Vegas Review Journals Best of Las Vegas 2015 poll, is a one-of-a-kind concert experience. The success of the show has afforded On Stage the ability to bring the live celebrity tribute spectacular to many tourist and urban markets. In addition to Las Vegas, On Stage produces Legends shows in such markets as Myrtle Beach, Branson, in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Theater, in Foxwoods Resort Casino, on Long Island at the Gateway Playhouse, Niagara Falls, and on the high seas aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Legends in Concert will commence a North American tour of performing arts centers beginning October, 2016 also currently being booked by Columbia Artists. For more information on Legends and On Stage, visit http://www.legendsinconcert.com/
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the 450-room Guest House at Graceland, opening in Memphis in the fall of 2016, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide, including the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, currently in its ninth season, recognizing the very best Elvis tribute artists around the world, as well as “Direct from Graceland: Elvis at The O2” in London, and the new “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.