Elvis to appear at the Blue Ridge Theater


By Hannah Myers - [email protected]



GLENDALE SPRINGS — Elvis fans will be able to relive the Elvis experience with Jimmy W. Johnson performing as Elvis in the “Spirit of Elvis” tribute show at the Blue Ridge Theater and Events Center Aug. through November.

Johnson’s vocal abilities and Elvis resemblance made him well-known in the Memphis area as a teenager.

He began touring with well-known beach bands throughout the Southeast and his career soon took off.

Johnson performed “The TomaHawk Chop” live on ESPN during the 1992 World Series which was seen by more than 80 million viewers.

He has performed throughout the Southeast, in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and on Carnival Cruise Lines.

Sun Records founder Sam Phillips first discovered the legendary Elvis Presley and has endorsed Johnson’s performances.

Adult tickets for the “Spirit of Elvis” show are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Child tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

Upcoming performance dates include:

•Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.

•Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

•Nov. 28 at 5 p.m.

Doors open and dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

For tickets or more information about the Blue Ridge Theater and Events Center call 336-246-2900.

Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.

By Hannah Myers

[email protected]

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