Below is the list of tribute artists who will be performing at the 2019 Logan Brinson Elvis Festival. We consider each and every one of them to be a part of the LBEF “family” along with the staff, volunteers, spouses and, most importantly, the sponsors and attendees. All of us working together made last year’s festival a special time and we will continue the magic this year with another great group!
Cody Ray Slaughter
We welcome back Cody Ray Slaughter and his sensational Elvis Presley tribute. Cody is the winner of the 2011 Ultimate Elvis Award and has been a favorite of ours for many years. You would be hard pressed to find another tribute artist who looks as much like Elvis as Cody does. Cody’s performance is electric and has been a fan favorite since day one. Cody formed a special bond with Logan before his passing and he shared some stories at last year’s show. You don’t want to miss what he has planned for this year.
Jeff Krick, Jr.
We welcome back Jeff Krick, Jr. to this year’s festival. Jeff quickly became one of our favorites at his debut in the Ocean City festival in 2014 where he, deservedly, won crowd favorite. His performance in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition in 2016 was spectacular and we are very proud to feature him in our show.
We first caught Mark’s tribute to Johnny Cash at one of the Poconos Elvis Festivals. Not only is it a fantastic tribute but Mark brings his own blend of humor to the act and we were very entertained. We welcome Mark to the LBEF family this year and know you will enjoy his performance as much as we do.
We welcome back Robert Washington this year. Robert is a big part of the reason why we are attending Elvis festivals. His performance opening up for Shawn Klush at the 2011 Poconos Elvis Festival was an eye opener and convinced me to attend the whole festival the next year. He also guest starred in the “infamous” documentary “Almost Elvis” along with our very own Irv Cass. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you really need to give it a viewing. Robert’s James Brown tribute is so energetic I get exhausted just watching it. I know you will enjoy it as well.
You would be hard pressed to find nicer people than Dan and his wife Christine. Dan makes his rounds at many of the big Elvis Festivals throughout the year and recently took first place at the Lake George Elvis Festival in the 70’s non pro division. Anyone who attended the show last year will remember Dan in the Blues Brothers set. Dan will be doing an Elvis “unplugged” set similar to Ted Torres’ set from the 2017 Logan Brinson Elvis Festival. I know you will enjoy Dan’s performance as much as we have over the years.
This will be Dana’s first time at the Logan Brinson Elvis Festival. Dana has been part of the Elvis Festival family for some time and, in addition to performing some country acts, she has a fabulous Ann Margaret tribute. Dana will perform in the set dedicated to Logan as well as a female country set. We are thrilled to welcome Dana to the LBEF family.
Benjamin is the winner of the 2017 & 2018 Lake George Elvis Festival Youth Division. His performances have improved dramatically since we first watched him at our 2016 festival. He has a few surprises for us again this year. We are very proud to feature Benjamin at our shows and look forward to watching his progress.
We welcome back another of our favorite performers! Jesse has one of the best voices of any tribute artist. He is definitely one of my favorite Elvis Tribute Artists. However, his Roy Orbison tribute is incredible and must not be missed. I tell everyone who asks – if Roy Orbison was still alive and entered a Roy Orbison tribute contest with Jesse, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jesse won. He’s that good. He hits the notes that nobody else can. I am thrilled to have him back again for our festival.
Irv will be the Emcee for the show. Irv has been in the tribute business for many years. He is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist (World Champion 1999 International “Images of Elvis” Competition) and star of the documentary “Almost Elvis”. I encourage you to give it a viewing, if you haven’t already. Irv is the Emcee for many of the Elvis festivals and we are ecstatic to have him for our Festival.
This year we welcome The Spin-Outs to the LBEF family. This is the sensational local band that has been backing many Elvis Tribute Artists, including Cody Ray Slaughter, in shows all over the area. I know you will enjoy their music and I look forward to their debut in Logan’s show.
LBEF reserves the right to substitute similar performers if those scheduled are not able to perform for any reason
Some of the photography by the lovely and talented Eva Brand