The San Francisco Elvis Presley Tribute Celebration (2nd annual) will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Presley’s 1968 Comeback TV Special. Held at the glamorous Make-Out Room, the party will be all Elvis all night, with the San Francisco Elvis All Stars live band comprised of Hank Maninger, Mitch Polzak, and Les James. Our unique group of guest vocalists are: punk music and activist icon Jello Biafra, rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres, NorCal music legend and Elvis fanatic Steve Yerkey, and world famous drag king Elvis Herselvis (Leigh Crow). Leigh’s performance will include the emotional and inspirational song that closed the’68 Comeback Special, “If I Can Dream.” Elvis’s indelible image and famous clips will be projected on screen, DJs will play his unforgettable music, patrons can take pictures with the King in our photo area, and enjoy peanut butter and banana sandwich bites at the Elvis midnight snack.
* “The King” premium $15 ticket includes poster signed by the band, exclusive lanyard, front of line privilege for one admission to the event, CD of Elvis originals and related tracks, plate of peanut butter & banana sandwich bites
* Limited quantity early bird purchase 2 for 1 tickets, $10 for 2 admissions
* General admission $10 (tickets also expected to be available at door night of event)
Elvis Presley was a giant of entertainment and culture - he changed rock n roll and society at large when he burst on the scene in the latter 1950s, but by 1968, he had become irrelevant. His recent music was recorded for movies whose quality had long declined from highlights like Viva Las Vegas. His controlling manager Colonel Tom Parker didn’t care about music, only about money. Elvis went against has manager’s wishes, and with a youthful creative team, produced a television show that rocketed him back to his earlier status, and sparked future years of great music and live concerts. Singer Presents...Elvis, now known as the '68 Comeback Special,aired on NBC in December 1968 - now 50 years later, San Francisco’s Elvis Presley Tribute celebrates this iconic, crucial time in Presley’s career, with a night of live performers and DJs playing original recordings from the King’s career.