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Elvis Amazing: Tribute Artists Go OC

Run a comb through your pompadour and roll your Cadillac for Garden Grove.

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    Run a comb through your pompadour and roll your Cadillac for Garden Grove in August.

    "THE KING LIVES ON": Elvis Presley was not only known as a legend of the stage, and a sartorial icon, and a movie star, and a performer who changed the course of popular music. He was also an artist who frequented stages across the country, calling upon different cities to delight those fans who had only ever seen him on the big, or small, screen. In short, the titan of mid-century music-makery traveled from place to place, the better to connect with the fans and lavish his "Love Me Tender" spirit upon the world. So when one hears of a long-running Elvis Festival hitting the road, and traveling a few miles, and alighting at a new spot, one gets that such a move is all in the tradition of a concert tour, which also never stays in one place. And the Elvis Festival is doing just that for its 17th annual outing. It has taken place in Costa Mesa for many years, but, in late August 2016, it will shake its hips in...

    GARDEN GROVE: A bevy of tribute artists, including festival ambassador Kirk Wall, will don the sequins and jumpsuits and hit the stage, while several audience members also go the pompadour, sunglasses route, just to be in the swing. A King of Cadillacs Car Show, a Kingly trivia contest, Elvis fan clubs, and other special to-dos, some dining themed, will fill out the daytime party, which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28. If you're a lifelong Presley person, but you've never been to a place with a caboodle of Kings, this could be your stylish go-to. Dressing up, loving the music and memory, and hobnobbing with other buffs is all part of one of California's best-known tributes to a legend of song and screen.