Organizers of "Elvis Lives In Hagerstown" say that planning is under way for the fourth annual event, to be held Sept. 10. The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Antietam Creek is the new venue for the event.
The festival will include performances by four top Elvis Presley tribute artists. Proceeds support the development of the planned Barbara Ingram School for the Performing Arts.
The committee planning the annual event formed a charitable nonprofit.
"We formed a 501(c)3 for the ability to collect and distribute donations more efficiently," event co-chair Linda Irvin-Craig said. "This fourth annual event builds on the excitement gained in past festivals, and we're pleased to again raise funds for the planned downtown school for performing arts."
"We're excited about being able to move the event indoors," event co-chairman Jay Frantz said. "The Clarion Hotel has been great to work with. We won't have any weather challenges, as was a concern in past years. The show will be a lot like a Vegas-style Elvis concert. Several Elvis fan clubs are aware of this festival, and the chamber office and CVB are handling pre-event ticket sales. We look forward to announcing ticket sales soon."