Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Slaughter to Headline New England Elvis Festival 2012, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 in Manchester, N.H.

Returning for the fourth year in a row, the highly popular New England Elvis Festival will celebrate The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in all his glory August 31 through September 2 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H.

Manchester, N.H – Cody Slaughter will be headlining the fourth annual gathering of Elvis fans from the U.S. and Canada. He was the winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis during Elvis Week 2011. Cody was also honored with the Horizon Award as the best new Elvis Tribute Artist at 2011’s Heart of the King Awards in Las Vegas. Cody portrays Elvis in the touring company of Million Dollar Quartet, The Musical, featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

“Cody is in great demand since becoming the newest Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, so everyone is excited he will be appearing during our New England Elvis Festival,” said Jason Sherry, president of Sherry Management, LLC and festival director. “Cody’s schedule will not allow him to perform anywhere else in New England during 2012, except at our show, so we expect the most fans ever at this year’s festival.”

Rick Huntress, 2011 New England Elvis Festival Champion, will also bring his special interpretation of the “Greatest Entertainer of All Time” to an enthusiastic festival audience. Rick is a resident of Londonderry, N.H., and has been one of the most popular Elvis Tribute Artists in the Northeast since 1991. He honors Elvis by performing under the name, The King’s Image. Rick is also a pre-qualified finalist for the 2012 “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.” Produced by Elvis Presley Enterprises, the contest is a pinnacle of recognition for Elvis Tribute Artists that have dedicated their lives to honoring and preserving the memory of Elvis Presley.

“Because of our terrific line-up of performers and special events all weekend, tickets will go fast,” said Sherry. “The big event will be the Saturday night show. This year’s theme is ‘Back to the Beginning’ and Cody and Rick are sure to bring down the house with some great music that night. Following the big show, guests will attend the after-hours party, Disco Fever, where everyone will be boogieing until 1:30 am. I encourage all fans to visit our website as soon as possible to purchase their tickets.”

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is another exciting event during the New England Elvis Festival. Preliminary rounds are scheduled for Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, with the final round Sunday afternoon, September 2. Sunday is also the date of the Elvis Gospel Music Contest which recognizes the Elvis Tribute Artists that bring the most inspiration to Elvis’ gospel songs. JD’s Tavern in the Radisson Hotel will be the location of a Friday night After Hours Party and then the Wrap Party Sunday night, where guests can meet and mingle with their favorite Tribute Artists.

According to Sherry, festival attendees also qualify for a special room rate at the Radisson Hotel. To book rooms, call 603-206-4109 and mention the New England Elvis Festival. Fans can also make reservations online at using the PAC Code: ELVIS1.

To find complete information about the 2012 New England Elvis Festival and to buy tickets, visit or call the festival hotline at 518-681-7452.

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. – Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and related attractions in Memphis, Tenn., including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, in addition to merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (, a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global MarketĀ® under the ticker symbol CKXE.

About Sherry Management, LLC – Sherry Management, LLC is an event production company based in upstate New York. Working under a license agreement with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Sherry Management produces the series of events that celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music. The series includes events in Las Vegas, N.V., Lake George, N.Y., New England and the Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania. More information can be found at


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