One Night With Elvis ‘World Famous Travis Powell’ July 22nd 7:00 pm at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center While some might have memories of watching Elvis Presley perform “Hound Dog” on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” new and old audiences alike can hear his classics performed live this July! Elvis tribute artist Travis Powell will star in “One Night with Elvis” at 7 p.m. July 22nd 7:00 pm at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center. During the concert, Powell will perform songs from Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special and 1970 concert years, while putting on his best Elvis impersonations. Singing classics, wearing the king’s famous costumes and putting on a smile, Powell said Northwest Arkansas should be ready for an unforgettable performance. “Elvis was one of the greatest entertainers ever. … Audience members should expect to have fun and go back in time to the ’70s,” Powell said. “The audience is going to get the closest tribute that I can give to them, one that is worth watching.” Powell’s love for performing started when his family opened the doors to Southern gospel music as a child growing up in Shelby, N.C. His grandmother encouraged him to pursue his passion and made him his own Elvis jumpsuit. Over time, Powell became an entertainer, performing and touring across the country. One of the biggest highlights in Powell’s career as a tribute artist started in 2012 when he competed in his first “Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.” He also entered “The Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach Elvis Tribute Contest” in 2013 and was crowned the grand champion representing legends that year in the ultimate “Elvis Tribute Artist Contest” in Memphis. That same year, he was awarded grand champion at the “Lake George Elvis Festival,” “Elvis Rocks Mesquite Competition” and “Harrahs Cherokee Casino Elvis Tribute Contest.” In 2014, he won the “Ultimate Preliminary Contest” at Charlotte Motor Speedway and participated in the “2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest,” where he made the top five. Powell received the 2014 Heart of the King Horizon Award and sang on the same stage Elvis once graced, The International in Las Vegas. He is the champion of the “2016 Tribute to the King Contest.” Through his accomplishments, Powell feels blessed to have shared the stage with The Sweet Inspirations, the background vocal group that performed with Elvis. “It is an honor and a privilege to get up on that stage and perform my hero’s music,” Powell said. “It means the world to me to be recognized in that elite group, and this experience is something that I will never forget … I always work hard to stay constant to the King, only to improve the quality for myself and others.” Special guest opening performer will be the multi talented local entertainer Justin Edwards. Both entertainers will be fronted by the ultimate 8 member tribute band ‘Spinout’ For information, call (832) 312-0074 or email stevemdxelvis@gmail.com. www.etatravispowell.com