We’re kicking off the weekend with the “King of Rock and Roll” in Shawnee. Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and swing those hips over to Grand Casino Hotel and Resort for The EP Expo – The Premier Tribute Weekend to the King July 18-20. Elvis fans will have an opportunity to spend a weekend with the “King of Rock and Roll” and Elvis impersonators will have the chance to compete for cash prizes.

Tickets for single shows start at $14.99 and three day packages start at $39.99. Tickets are on sale now. The expo runs Thursday and Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight. 

The EP Expo is a tribute to one of the most legendary American pop culture icons of all time. The event includes performances by Elvis impersonators, performers and artists who worked directly with Elvis Presley.

“This event is a must see for every Elvis fan,” said Michelle O’Bright, events coordinator, Grand Casino. “Fans will see the very best Elvis impersonators and have the opportunity to speak with and meet some of the people who were closest to Elvis during his life.”

The EP expo will include appearances from “Kissin’ Cousins” co-star Cynthia Pepper; Sam Thompson, close friend and bodyguard; The Imperials, Elvis’ vocal group and Millie Kirkham, the cherished soprano voice accompanying Elvis on the hit song “Blue Christmas.” The Flying Elvi will also perform a jump from 5,000 feet at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Elvis experienced enormous success throughout his career across many genres of music. The best-selling solo artist in the history of pop music, The King earned three Grammy awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Special events include all-night karaoke, Q&A with celebrity guests and more. For more information, visit http://www.grandshawnee.com/entertainment/, or call 1 (888) 77-ELVIS (773-5847).