The Day Elvis Came To Town
Elvis Presley LIVE
Performs To Sold Out Crowd
Meeting Lexington Locals
In 1956, a young Elvis Presley performed in Lexington, NC, to a sold-out crowd.
Roughly 5,000 people filled the local YMCA gymnasium to see the performer,
while a couple thousand more were turned away at the door.
Fast-forward 60 years and Lexington played host to the sold-out performance of the King's Broadway-style tour "Elvis '56". The community embraced the comeback show
and wanted more. Then in 2019, the Lexington Tourism Authority brought the
"Elvis Back in Lexington" performance to the Edward C. Smith Civic Center.
People would often stop by Lexington Visitor Center inquiring when the town would
have another show. After attending a festival in another state, the authority
decided that North Carolina needed to have its own tribute festival.
In 2022, the "North Carolina Tribute Festival To The KING" event was born.
Photo Credit: Scotty Moore