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THE TRIBUTE ARTIST COMPETITION RETURNS TO HARRAH'S CHEROKEE CASINO RESORT

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719




THE TRIBUTE ARTIST COMPETITION RETURNS TO
HARRAH'S CHEROKEE CASINO RESORT
July 10-12

Elvis is once again in the building, as Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort hosts the annual Tribute Artist contest. The winner of the Cherokee Finale will go on to compete against 20-30 other hopefuls from around the world at the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, TN.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, July 10
6:30PM - Parade of Kings on Casino Floor
Catch our contestants as they parade through the casino to meet, greet and take pictures with guests.
7:30PM - Contestant Showcase at the Rotunda
This is your first opportunity to see all the contestants perform in a special showcase. The showcase is open to the public with standing room only.

Friday, July 11
1:00PM - Preliminary Round 1 at the Essence Lounge
Reserved seating available by calling 877-811-0777 Free standing-room-only access is also available.
3:00PM -
Meet Sam Thompson - at the Essence Lounge
Sam Thompson is a former bodyguard and personal friend of Elvis. He was a member of the "Memphis Mafia," the nickname given to Elvis's personal entourage. He is also the brother of Elvis's former girlfriend, Linda Thompson. Reserved seating available by calling 877-811-0777. Free standing-room-only access is also available.
4:00PM - Preliminary Round 2 at the Essence Lounge
Reserved seating available by calling 877-811-0777. Free standing-room-only access is also available.

Saturday, July 12
7:00PM - Parade of Kings on the casino Floor
All eliminated Elvis Tribute Artists will parade through the casino on their way to the Event Center for a spectacular opening number.
7:30PM - Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals in Event Center
The top five contestants from our Preliminary Rounds compete for the Championship. Tickets are available beginning April 18 at Ticketmaster.com or by calling1-800-745-3000.

©Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. ELVIS, ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST CONTEST and LOGO are trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort's spectacular 3,000 plus seat Event Center is the leading events, entertainment and concert venue in the Southeast. The massive Event Center stage is 60-foot by 40-foot and framed by large HD resolution 32-foot screens. The facility boasts a sophisticated, state-of-the-art speaker system as well as the highest quality theatrical lighting available and was selected to Billboard Magazine's Top 25 Hottest clubs in North America for two consecutive years.

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), based in Memphis, manages the operations of Elvis Presley's Graceland, its related exhibits and attractions, including the Heartbreak Hotel, as well as the Graceland archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis' home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland is music's most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the famous home each year. In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and 10Best.com readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit Graceland.com.

About Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation,
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club, named one of Golf Magazine's best new golf courses. For complete details please click here.
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For further information contact:

Michael Fisher
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
E-Mail: mifisher@cherokee.harrahs.com











E-Mail: mifisher@cherokee.harrahs.com