Grange to throw second annual
Elvis tribute party in January
King to entertain crowd
at Soiree reception hall
Helen E. McKinney
LA GRANGE, Ky. (January 2012) Audiences will
be treated to a trip back in time at the second annual celebration for
The King of Rock and Rolls birthday. La Grange is
honoring Elvis Presleys memory in a big way by holding a sock
hop and throwing a party, complete with a visit from The King
King performs as
Elvis at a previous event.
Last years party was a success, said
Linda Goin, executive director of Discover Downtown La Grange, the citys
Main Street Program that is organizing these events. As a result, not
much is different for this years party because everyone who attended
last years event had so much fun.
Even though snow put a damper on last years event, the party
on Friday night was fun. There was lots of dancing and some folks dressed
the part in poodle skirts and 50s garb. About 50 people attended.
Were shooting for 200 this year, said Goin.
This years Elvis Lives! Birthday Bash will be held from 7 p.m.
to midnight Friday, Jan. 6, at Soiree in La Grange. The reception hall
is located at 1228 Market St. in the shopping center behind Applebees
restaurant, just off Hwy. 53. Big Rs BBQ will cater a buffet,
and a cash bar will be available as well as music, dancing and door
I took a trip to Memphis to see my daughter and picked up a lot
of goodies on Beale Street for door prizes, Goin said.
The highlight of the evening will be local Elvis tribute
artist Brian King, who will entertain the audience with his energetic
performance of a timeless icon whose appeal has spanned decades and
This is one of the busiest times of the year for King, who performed
at last years Elvis Lives! Birthday Bash. For him the show is,
more about having fun with it. He likes to show the lighter
side of Elvis, a side not always seen.
King said he loves to interact with the audience as much as possible.
He will share his interpretation of the man who would have turned 77
on Jan. 8, 2012.
On Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Discover Downtown La Grange
will play host to a Sock Hop Til You Drop Dance Marathon. This
classic event will be held at the La Grange Community Center, 307 W.
The event will be emceed by local award-winning deejay Jeff Wilson and
offers dancers a chance to win cash prizes. Local businesses are stepping
up to donate those prizes, said Goin.
We hope to have at least $300 for the winning couple and cash
prizes for the second and third-place winners as well.
These events are intended as fundraisers for Discover Downtown La Grange.
Seating for the Elvis Lives! Birthday Bash is limited to 200. Participation
in the Sock Hop Til You Drop Dance Marathon is limited to 100
For more information, contact Linda Goin at
(502) 269-0126 or visit: www.DiscoverLaGrange.org.
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