Elvis alive and well at fairgrounds this weekend

July 15, 16 and 17)an impressive lineup of world class tribute artists will be gathering at the fairgrounds in Barriere, B.C

Elvis tribute artist Al LeBlanc croons out a golden oldie during the 2015 Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival at the Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere.  LeBlanc and a number of other tribute artists and entertainers are back at the fairgrounds this weekend for the fourth annual event.

Elvis tribute artist Al LeBlanc croons out a golden oldie during the 2015 Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival at the Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere. LeBlanc and a number of other tribute artists and entertainers are back at the fairgrounds this weekend for the fourth annual event.

Elvis Presley passed away on Aug. 16, 1977.  He is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.

Elvis fans continue to this day, so much so that tribute artists across the globe keep the music of Elvis alive and well.

This weekend (July 15, 16 and 17) an impressive lineup of world class tribute artists will be gathering for the second time at the fairgrounds in Barriere, B.C., for the 4th annual Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival.

The weekend event features a number of top of the line Elvis tribute artists including: Mark Anthony, Ronnie McDowell,  Diamond Jones and The King, Aaron Wong, Al LeBlanc, Darrell Douglas, Eli Williams, Jeff Bodner, Paul Ellis, Paul Rodriguez, Roger Anderson and Sylvio Fontaine.  The Cadillac Kings and the Uptown Hornz will also be performing over the weekend.

The Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival is not a competition, but an outstanding tribute to one of the world’s best entertainers.

The event supports the charitable organizations off: the Canadian Hemophilia Society, B. C. Chapter, and the B.C. Wounded Warriors/First Responders Foundation.

Show times and ticket or weekend pass prices may be found at:  https://www.thecdnbluemoon.ca

​Tickets are also available locally at the North ThompsonStar/Journal in Barriere, or by calling: 250-319-0402, 778-257-2879, or 250-300-0291.

The lineup of shows run as follows:

Friday:

Show starts at 7 p.m. with a meet and greet with the tribute artists.

Saturday:

Gates open at 8 a.m. show starts at 9 a.m.

Saturday night:

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday:

Gates open at 7 a.m. for a pancake breakfast. Elvis Gospel music show starts at 9 a.m. with tribute artists.

Gates open at 8 a.m. show starts at 9 a.m.

Sunday afternoon:

Show starts at approximately 1 p.m. with great country music and a short magic show.

Sunday Evening:

Gates open at 5:45 p.m – show starts at 6:30 p.m.

See you there!