Legendary rock, rhythm and blues artist Elvis Presley died thirty-seven years ago, leaving a legacy of soul and musical achievement.
On Saturday, at the Aiken Community Playhouse Theatre, well known Elvis impersonator Jason Sikes will pay tribute to the “King,” as well as The Beatles, alongside Steve Chappell and The Bulletz.
Tickets are $25 each.
“Steve Chappell, the show’s emcee, is out of Augusta, and he used to do the whole Elvis thing as well,” Sikes said. “He actually won the world champion finals in Memphis, Tennessee as an Elvis impersonator in 1994. It’s great he’s going to be there, because it’s like a reunion for all of us.”
The performance will be split into early and later stylings of Elvis’s music.
The first set will highlight Elvis’s earlier and later hits, followed by a tribute to The Beatles.
The second part of the show will highlight Elvis’s Las Vegas years.
Sikes is a Gloverville resident, but has performed in Aiken for more than a decade.
He’s known for performing in the full Elvis get-up – sideburns, suede and all.
Sikes said tickets are selling fast, so individuals should purchase them as soon as possible.
For those who haven’t yet witnessed Sikes on stage, he said individuals should expect energy and crowd interaction.
“I try to look my best, from the clothing to everything else,” Sikes said. “I put a lot of time and effort into the shows. And for people who have seen me before, they will also see a bit of a change that I’ve gone through in the last year, and it really shows on stage. I’m looking forward to the show, and I’m looking forward to everyone having fun.”
Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the performance is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be picked up at the Aiken Community Playhouse Theatre, located at 126 Newberry St. S.W.
For more information, call Sikes at 803-257-5563 or the Aiken Community Playhouse at 803-648-1438.
Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.
Submitted file photo ¬ Jason Sikes has been an Elvis tribute artist for more than 10 years. He will perform at the Aiken Community Playhouse Theatre on Aug. 16.×
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