The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Ft. Shawn Klush & Justin Shandor
Sunday, June 10 |
5:30 PM: Emerging Artist - The Black Whisky Union
6:30 PM: Headliner
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular is the most successful touring Elvis tribute show in the world. It is an amazing era-by-era tribute to the King of Rock-N-Roll, Elvis Presley, featuring Shawn Klush and Justin Shandor!
Since the passing of the King more than 37 years ago, there has never been a tribute artist that has so captured the look, moves, and especially the sound of the King more than Justin Shandor. According to the Jordanaires, (Elvis’s original background singers, which Justin has performed with on several occasions), Justin has the raw talent that shot Elvis to the top.
In August of 2010, Elvis Presley Enterprises held a contest in Memphis and invited the top Elvis tribute artists from around the world. Justin came in first place and Graceland named him the “World’s Ultimate Elvis!” He is the only Elvis Tribute artist to make the front page of USA Today, and was recently featured in an issue of French Vogue magazine.
In the last two years Justin and his manager have created the World’s Ultimate Elvis Band made up of horns, gospel singers, strings and rhythm section that has cloned the music of an Elvis’s 70’s show. The goal is simple – to create the best Elvis show in the world!
For many years Shawn Klush starred as ‘Elvis’ in the award-winning Las Vegas show, “Legends in Concert” in Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas, Branson and Atlantic City show rooms. Each January he stars in the “Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Birthday Edition Tour,” an extravaganza with Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and friends, in major venues in multiple cities.
He has performed with Elvis’ closest friends, musicians and singers such as JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Guercio, Jerry Schilling and Joe Esposito. He portrayed Elvis in the hit TV miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll” which aired on CBS and VH1 as well as the HBO TV hit series, “Vinyl” produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.
On Elvis’ 70th Birthday, Shawn became grand champion at the “World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition.” He was then named the “World’s Greatest Elvis” by 6.5 million international viewers on BBC1 Television in the United Kingdom. Shawn was also named the ‘First Ever’ “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis TN. He was named “Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis” at the Las Vegas Hilton where he headlines the annual the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, celebrating Elvis’s historic Las Vegas Performances.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular, featuring Shawn Klush and Justin Shandor offers the greatest hits of Elvis across his legendary career.
VCC Emerging Artist Performer:
The Black Whisky Union
In the spirit of the 1970’s, think Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, to newer artists like Amy Winehouse and John Mayer, The Black Whisky Union aspire to become a warm blanket escape for your ears. Providing you with varied colors of warm tonal goodness. They love connecting heartfelt stories, complimented by melodies that will haunt you days after consumption.
“More importantly we are a real band, we play all of the instruments, we record, produce, mix everything ourselves, in our own homes in Southern California in a place call the San Fernando Valley. We hope you love the music as much as we did writing and recording it.”