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Elvisfest Will Rock Ypsilanti This Weekend!

Jul 7, 2017

You might feel like you're in Las Vegas this weekend if you stop by Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. 

"Are you lonesome tonight?  Do you miss me tonight?"  (Singing)

Chris Ayotte will be one of ten professional Elvis tribute artists who will be performing this evening and tomorrow at The Michigan Elvisfest.  He says it's one of the largest Elvis events of its kind in North America.

"I think its because of the local support and the organizers, Mary Decker, the town of Ypsilanti and just the Elvis enthusiasts." 

This will be the 18th year that the festival will be hosted in Ypsilanti.

"Oh, thank you, thank you very much," said Ayotte in his Elvis voice.

The event helps raise funds for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu