Cannery Casino Celebrates the King’s Life with Special Performances Jan. 8-9

December 15, 2009 by  

Back by popular demand, Cannery Casino & Hotel will celebrate the King’s life with special performances by Johnny Fortuno, The Stamps Quartet as well as other special guests, friends and co-stars of Elvis Presley. On Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 the concert will start at 8 p.m. at The Club inside Cannery Casino & Hotel. Admission is $10 at the door.

Critics and celebrities have praised Fortuno as one of the top Elvis Presley tribute artists. His tribute to the classic Elvis hits will bring the audience back to the performance they wished they had the chance to see many years ago. Fortuno has a raw energy and powerful stage presence which makes his live appearances thrilling and enjoyable. Fortuno will perform many of Elvis’ hits including, “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Suspicious Minds” and “In The Ghetto.”

One of Elvis’ musical influences came from the Gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night Gospel gatherings. Gospel group The Stamps Quartet performed regularly with Elvis Presley on many recordings and concerts as back up. Elvis called The Stamps Quartet his favorite group of Gospel singers.

Other special guests will include Elvis’ personal friend and bodyguard, Sonny West; Elvis’ Kissin’ Cousins co-star, Cynthia Pepper; Elvis’ Blue Hawaii co-star, Darlene Tompkins; DJ with “Elvis on Air,” Steve Christopher; and other surprises.

The Cannery Row Buffet will also be taking part in the fun with a special “Food That Fed The King” section. Fans can dine on some of Elvis’ favorite dishes like deep fried pickles, peanut butter & banana sandwiches, southern fried chicken, smothered pork chops, collard greens, green bean casserole, ham hocks, and potato & cheese soup. Other activities taking place throughout the weekend will include memorabilia dealers and fan club displays.

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