- UPDATE: January 12th, 2014 -
And the top 10 winners of last night's competition were:

10. Jeffrey Cook
9. Marieke Benner
8. CC Ryder
7. Paul Rodriguez
6. Helen Anne Gately
5. Stephanie Wickman
4. Roger Anderson
3. Rob Schutlley
2. Scott Coon
And the first place for Seattle's best amateur Elvis went to:
1. Mike Weber

17th Annual
2014 Seattle Invitationals

Saturday, January 11th 2014
Seattle, WA

Saturday January 11th 2014, 
Doors 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm


The 17th Annual Seattle Invitationals

- Amateur tribute contest and all-star revue -

Hosted by El Vez!

The Kentucky Rain Band

Special Guest Judges

Plus other surprise "King" Tributes!


EMP Museum at Seatle Center
325 5th Avenue North  Seattle, WA 98109

Show Schedule:
7:30 p.m.- doors open.  No public seating provided (limited ADA only)
8:00 p.m.  Ska Band
9:05 p.m.- El Vez
9:15 p.m.- Kentucky Rain Band with Special Guest Brass Section
9:35 p.m.-  Seattle Elvis Invitationals (amateur elvis on stage!)
11:00p.m.- Break for results compilation
11:20 p.m.- Winners announced and Massing of the Elvi for one song

Special Guests!

That's right, the Grandaddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests" is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment. 

On Saturday, January 11th 2014,
 this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle 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 17th annual
2014 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 Elvii!

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
SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com and Marlow@SeattleTwist.com 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 McPhee, Top Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors.


Media contacts:

Peter Verbrugge, 206-399-9565

Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795

You can find downloadable files to print your own High Resolution Poster Graphics for this event here at this Flickr set link. Find the Original Size for whichever size you wish to print here.

King 5 Evening Magazine
and Jim Dever report on

Click Here to see Jim Dever's performance of Blue Suede Shoes

El Vez and King of Hawaii performing on New Day NW for the Seattle Invitationals!

High Resolution Photos from previous events can be found here
and also here from previous years...
If  you need high resolution Band Photos or promotional graphics
for this event, you can find the original high resolution files here.
Click the "ALL SIZES" button over the individual pics & download original sizes.





Past Seattle Invitationals

Seattle Invitationals 2011 videos and pics on SeattleTwist.com

VIDEOS of all 2010 performers on SeattleTwist.com

2010 Seattle Invitationals

2009 Seattle Invitationals

2007 Seattle Invitationals

2006 Seattle Invitationals

Assorted Seattle Invitationals Contestants from years past

Interview with Helen Anne Gately (Hellon Wheels), Seattle's Lady Elvis

Jim Dever of Evening Magazine infiltrated the Seattle Invitationals in 2007

Meet Colonel Parker, Priscilla and Hellon Wheels

Invitationals 2005 Stage Page
(lots of performance shots)


The King and I - 2005

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