NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, New York
Grab some tickets and come celebrate the music of Elvis, kicking the show off with his early rock-a-billy years, moving through some tough, and moving military years, and into the glitz and glamour movie years, followed by a fabulous 1968 revival special and finally closing on a spectacular recreation of a Las Vegas Concert! The Elvis Tribute Spectacular comes to NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, August 18th 2023 and Elvis is definitely in the building! Featuring a remarkable tribute by the one, and only, Shawn Klush, playing Elvis himself “The Closest Thing to the King in Concert”! And named the 1ST ever “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises. This is the real deal, and any Elvis fan really, really needs to see this show!
The concert Elvis Tribute Spectacular honors Elvis Presley's music by era. Featuring, the born and raised in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn Klush. Shawn was dubbed the "World's Greatest Elvis" by the British Broadcasting Corporation in London. Shawn was a featured performer on the Late Show, which featured David Letterman and the entire CBS Orchestra in front of over 5 million viewers on network television. He played Elvis Presley in the 2016 HBO series "Vinyl," which was created by Mic Jagger and Martin Scorsese.
Elvis Aaron Presley, who was born in January 1935 and passed away in August 1977, was more frequently called just "Elvis." He was a singer and actor from America. He is known as the "King of Rock and Roll" and is regarded as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century culture. In 1954, he began his musical career. His health had been severely harmed by years of abusing prescription drugs, and he passed away unexpectedly at the age of 42 in 1977 at his Graceland estate.
Having sold over 500 million records worldwide, Presley is recognized by Guinness World Records, as the best-selling solo music artist of all time. He was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, rhythm & blues, adult contemporary, and gospel. Presley won three Grammy Awards. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. He holds several records, including the most RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums, the most albums charted on the Billboard 200, the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the UK Albums Chart, and the most number-one singles by any act on the UK Singles Chart. Finally, in 2018, Presley was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
So, it won’t be wrong to state that the very first tribute bands or acts were Elvis impersonators. Paying homage to a favorite artist by imitating their persona and songs can be dated back to when Elvis conquered the music world. While much disagreement exists on who was the “first” Elvis impersonator, Buddy Ocha often gets the credit as the “original Elvis tribute artist.” These musicians mimicked the mannerisms and singing style of “The King” and were the first to sow the seeds of the soon-to-be widespread tribute band trend.