Mondo Elvis Fest to Love Us Tender

The jumpsuits will be out, in joyful force, in Garden Grove.

ARE THERE MORE SUNBEAMS... on a bright Sunday afternoon or more spangles, sequins, and glitter points on every Elvis-inspired jumpsuit ever sewn? That's a toughie, no doubt, because it depends upon how you're counting sunbeams, and the measurement device you're using, and then you have to go back and find every Elvis jumpsuit that's been worn through the decades and add up all of the spangles and dazzling doodads. Let's all decide not to spend the time pitting sunbeams against sequins, though, and instead celebrate the fact that a lot of both will be out, in Garden Grove, on Sunday, Aug. 26. That's when the...

19TH ANNUAL ELVIS FESTIVAL... shall croon, and if you're wishing for an array of Elvis tribute artists, your wish has already been pre-granted. A line-up of fabulous singers will take the mic, saluting the King's earliest years as well as his later work. Kirk Wall, the festival's longtime ambassador, is a crowd favorite, but, truly, all of the Presley-loving people in attendance are cheered to see so much Elvis-iconic goodness in the spotlight. A King of Cadillacs Car Show is also scheduled for the festival, which is fitting, given the legends love of a well-made dream machine.

THE HISTORIC MAIN STREET... is the spot, and while admission to the festival is free, note that a few seats "at the stage" are ticketed from $25 through $30. A new Hound Dog Motorcycle Ride has been added to the 2018 schedule, as well as Elvis Bingo, Stilt Elvis, memorabilia, fan clubs in attendance, and more Kingly conviviality.

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