A wonderful hot summer weekend greeted the record crowd over the 3 days of the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival. The Meet & Greet at the Tweedsmuir Tavern packed the place where the audience got a preview of the entertainment and fun ahead at the festival.
It is always a tough job for the judges to choose among the 24 talented Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs). Here are the winners and rankings:
Oliver Steinhoff (Germany) 1st place winner, and Tweed's 2017 representative in Memphis during Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
Bruno Nesci - 2nd; Richard Wolfe - 3rd; John Cigan - 4th; Zach Peddie - 5th
Mike Calamusa - 1st place and 2016 Fan's Choice
Mason Cigan - 2nd; William Young - 3rd; Dustin Bricker - 4th; Stephen Goodberry - 5th
Seniors - Pro & Non-Pro
Dan Champagne - 1st; Berry Chumbley - 2nd; Bill Gallant - 3rd
T.J. Jackson Spirit of Elvis Award 2016 - Dave Collinson
Senior: Aaron Gallant
Junior: Connor Russo - 1st; Jessie Gallant - 2nd
The 2017 Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival will be held the 4th weekend in August in order not to conflict with Elvis Week in Memphis. A big Thank You to the many sponsors for their support, the volunteers for all the work they do, all year and on the weekend, Freddy Vette and the Flames for the Friday Night Sock Hop, the Casino Brothers Band for the amazing back-up for the Pat Dunn Showcase and the Competition Finals on Sunday, K_B Productions for the staging, sound and lightling, and all the fans who braved the sun and rain to cheer on their favourites, and relive the music of their youth. Elvis still lives in Tweed! See you in 2017!