A well'a bless my soul, whatsa wrong with me?

Here in the Falls, we're waiting for Elvis Presley ...

How's that for an impression of The King?

He's coming back to Niagara Falls, you know. Not him, really. Just the next best thing. Or things.

Once again, planning is underway for the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival, to be held April 26, 27 and 28 in 2019 here in the Honeymoon City.

Elvis always knew how to put on a show, and so do we here in Niagara Falls. It's going to be three days of singing, talking, studying and dancing to Elvis.

It's the best chance you'll ever have to love him tender.

Some of the best Kings around will be in town to do their best Elvis, including Jay Dupuis - the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner; Cote Deonath - 'king' of the 2018 festival in Niagara Falls; Dean Z - he won the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest; and Diogo Light - the 2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival champion.

As well, there are dinners, dancing, a Sunday morning Elvis Gospel Hour featuring Riley Jenkins and plenty of chances to buy and sell Elvis memoribilia.

Elvis competitions go on Friday and Saturday, leading up the ETA competiton Sunday afternoon featuring the top 10 finalists, where the list is whittled down to a final five.

Then Sunday at 7 p.m., those five compete to be crowned either the King, or to win the People's Choice Award.

All the feature performances will see the stars accompanied by the well-known Elvis tribute band The Casino Brothers Band.

The festival has been staged in the Falls for a long time now and is a proven winner for those who loved The King or who maybe are just catching on to him.

But you don't have to be a hardcore fan to enjoy the show - just kick back, make like you're in Memphis and have fun.

The festival is again centered at the Greg Frewin Theatre on Ellen Avenue, right in the heart of the Clifton Hill tourist district in Niagara Falls.

It's a great venue for a performance, with a Vegas feel in its layout (not surprising, since owner and master magician Greg Frewin was a star in the Sin City and performs year-round at his Falls theatre).

There are a ton of hotels in Niagara Falls to use as your HQ for this weekend. None are called the Heartbreak Hotel but hey, you an dream.

Didn't Elvis have an Impossible Dream?

Last modified: December 7, 2018