2015 ‘Europe’s Tribute to Elvis’ Champion 

to close Friday night 

Radio Wave’s Scott Gallagher & North Piers Joey Blower confirmed as comperes  

Ricky Aron is now confirmed and set to wow fans after confirming he’ll appear at the Elvis Celebration 2017 at the Winter Gardens Blackpool.  Ricky Aron

Ricky is no stranger to the stage having toured the UK & abroad extensively, even appearing as Cliff Richard in ‘Cliff the Musical’ which premiered at the Opera House Blackpool. 

His love of Elvis is described as his inspiration to become a performer, describing being an Elvis Tribute Artist the best job in the world.

Ricky has taken part in many contests before taking a 5-year break, returning to the scene in 2015. The return proved triumphant as Ricky was crowned ‘Europe’s Tribute to Elvis’ champion in the Empress Ballroom. This gave him the opportunity to perform in Memphis which he describes as the highlight of his career. 

Ricky will be joined by already confirmed Elvis Tribute Artist Matt King who’ll bring the event to a close on Saturday 01 July. 

The headliners who’ll be joined on stage by various artists and individuals who take part in the open mic sessions are set to be introduced by Radio Wave’s Scott Gallaher on the Friday and North Piers Joey Blower who’ll act as master of ceremonies on the Saturday. 

The event will take place in the Empress Ballroom from 7pm on Friday 30 June and Saturday 01 July.

An after-show party will take place in the Merry England Bar from 2pm on Sunday 02 July hosted by Joey Blower and feature performance opportunities as part of an open mic session. 

The event which will be free entry welcomes donations on behalf of the Winter Gardens Trust and the Mayor’s Charity.    

Michael Williams, Managing Director “with less than 24 hours to go we are pleased to announce the line-up for the 2-day festival featuring 2 world renowned Elvis Tribute Artists, 2 incredible hosts and a fantastic line-up of individuals who’ll take to the stage as part of the open mic sessions.’   

“Our thanks must go to every individual and company who over the past 48 hours have made it possible to salvage this event. We can’t wait to welcome the fans and truly celebrate the music of Elvis’

The Elvis Celebration will accompany a weekend already packed with live music taking place in Blackpool Town Centre as the free to attend Jazz and Blues Festival takes place.     

Those wishing to attend do not need to purchase a ticket, instead arrive at the Empress Ballroom from 7pm on Friday 30 June & Saturday 01 July. 

Entry is subject to the venue capacity.  

The Winter Gardens Blackpool would like to put on record its thanks to 

Matt King

 Ricky Aron

Joey Blower

Scott Gallagher and Radio Wave

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  • Diane Owens

    The show was fantastic. I was disappointed about the tees event getting cancelled, as this was my first time at one of the shows, but I will give credit to the winter gardens for doing what they.

    • Mrs Barbara Dunn

      I have been to the 2015 an d 16 Elvis Tribute ,,so I did not no what to exspect friday was ok but Saturday great. artist, music, fantastic and the after party was a real bonus to end the weekend ,will book for next year 👑👑👑👠👗

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