For one day, Main Street in Garden Grove turned into Union Avenue in Memphis. The 17th annual Elvis Festival – “The King Lives” – brought a bit of Graceland to the downtown area on Sunday in an event staged in presented by the Downtown Business Association in conjunction with the Local Harvest Farmers Market.
The festival featured a wide variety of Presley-centric attractions, including the King of the Cadillacs Car Show, a “rockabilly illusionist,” strolling Fifties-style characters, and performances by a wide range of Elvis tribute artists, dressed in outfits reflecting the stages of the career of “The King,” from leather jacket to glittery jump suit.
Hundreds of people – perhaps as many as a thousand – packed a block of Main between Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Boulevard – to listen to free musical performances, shop at the farmers market and have their photos taken with “Elvis.”
The festival is held in August as a commemoration of Presley’s death in August 1977.
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