Elvis Birthday Bash is set for Sunday in Burbank

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, who will be saluted by more than two dozen acts on Sunday at Pickwick Bowl in Burbank, is shown with his 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood series 75 Limousine, customized by renowned car designer George Barris.

(George Barris Photo Collection)

Los Angeles’ annual tribute to Elvis Presley is set for Sunday, two days after the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll would have turned 81.

Event founder Ronnie Mack will be joined from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Riverside Concert Hall at Pickwick Bowl in Burbank by a long lineup of area roots, rock and country musicians, including Carla Olson, Rip Masters, Troy Walker, Jimmy Angel, King Cotton, the Stardust Ramblers and Skip Heller.

The guiding principle for the long-running salute to Presley remains “tribute, not imitation,” according to impresario Art Fein, who noted on his website that even though this year’s show comes two days after the anniversary of Presley’s birth on Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Miss., “Elvis is bigger than ever.”

Among the 28 acts scheduled to play this year are The Honey Lulus, South Bay Surfers, Lisa Finnie, Groovy Rednecks, Michael Ann, Joe Finkle, Christopher Lockett, Talkin’ Treason, Brian Whelan, Alias Means, Mister Morrison, Merle Jagger, Count Smokula, Steve Stanley, Justin Curtis and Joe Finkle.


Proceeds from the admission price of $20 will go to the Union Rescue Mission.

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