Rock Out at Elvis Fest 5, a Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, at Seminole Casino Immokalee, June 22-24

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Famous Elvis Tribute Artists’ Contest, Free Entertainment, Cash Giveaways, Food and Drink Specials

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Dwight Icenhower, in concert on June 22

“At Elvis Fest 5, our visitors will see several eras of Elvis through song, wardrobe and looks. We look forward to another wonderful competition and King-size celebration.”

Seminole Casino Immokalee invites Elvis Presley enthusiasts to its Elvis Fest 5 on Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. The best Elvis tribute artists from all over the United States will celebrate and compete to become King. The big weekend kicks off with a concert by award-winning and nationally acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Dwight Icenhower. Elvis fans will also enjoy musical performances by The Great Pretenders and Todd Martin, winner of Elvis Fest 4. Admission to all Elvis Fest 5 events (excluding Dwight Icenhower concert) is free for Seminole Player’s Club members. Anyone who’s 21 or older can join; it’s fast, free and easy.

“We are proud to host this yearly festival and to bring award-winning Elvis tribute artists to loyal fans in Collier County,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “At Elvis Fest 5, our visitors will see several eras of Elvis through song, wardrobe and looks. We look forward to another wonderful competition and King-size celebration.”

On Friday, June 22, Dwight Icenhower will perform at the casino’s air-conditioned Event Pavilion at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Casino Cage or by calling 1-800-218-0007.

On Saturday, June 23, the Elvis Tribute Artists’ Contest qualifying round will begin at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10:45 a.m.) in the casino’s Event Pavilion. They’ll take a break at 1 p.m. and resume the contest from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Among the qualities the judges look for are musical talent, performance, and overall stage presence evoking the late, great Elvis Presley. First place will receive $2,500, second place $1,500 and third place $1,000.

Todd Martin, winner of last year’s Elvis Fest, will perform in the casino’s Zig Zag Lounge at 5:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., The Great Pretenders will perform in the Pavilion.

On Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. the Event Pavilion doors will open again, and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Elvis Tribute Artist’s finals will begin. After an hour break, the Tribute Finals will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. The Great Pretenders’ free concert starts, followed by the crowing of the King at 8 p.m.

During Elvis Fest 5, there will be fun promotions with great prizes. Saturday features “Cash is King” with $1000 cash drawings every two hours from 1:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The winning continues with “Cash is King” drawings on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Earn entries from May 29. Participants must be 21 years old and belong to the Seminole Players Club.

Event-goers will also enjoy savory southern favorites at Seminole Casino Immokalee restaurants. 1st Street Deli will delight with its Fat Elvis cupcake, a colossal peanut butter and banana cupcake with candied bacon sprinkles. The EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill will serve up Elvis’ favorite sandwich made with peanut butter, bananas and bacon on griddled white bread, served with kettle chops. Lucky Gator Café will offer its You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog. This quarter pound, foot-long hot dog comes loaded with chili, bacon, onions and cheese. Additionally, all attendees will receive a complimentary Blue Hawaiian drink.

“Stay & Play with Elvis Tribute Artists,” a special 25% discount off room rate at the following hotels in Naples: SpringHill Suites (239-352-2234), Fairfield Inn & Suites (239-530-3355), and Hampton Inn (239-596-1299) will be offered in conjunction with the event. Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Myers Beach (239-947-5566) will also offer the special rate. Mention offer code “Where Paradise Plays” when making reservation.

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About Seminole Casino Immokalee
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming destination, with 1200 Las Vegas-style slots, from high-paying progressives, video poker and the industry’s newest titles like Tarzan, Betty Boop, and The Hangover, themed for the hit movie. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus, Blackjack Switch, Spanish 21, and Casino War. It is also contains the Zig Zag Blackjack pit, where the Zig Zag Girlz play. The new Paradise Room is a high-stakes gaming parlor with Blackjack and Mini-Baccarat pit and a separate area for high limit slot machine play. The new WPT Poker Room has both limit and non-limit games. No limit Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments are held Wednesday through Sunday. Bonus Hand and High Hand of the Day are also featured. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos throughout Florida.

Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Florida’s only authentic New York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours, serving late-night breakfast, lunch and dinner. The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill serves the best and freshest dishes in Southwest Florida, including its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and fresh-from-scratch classic favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is “where the party never ends” with nightly live entertainment and no last call. Two, 42-inch HD televisions and a 103-inch screen at the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. With 1800 parking spaces, there’s always more than enough parking available at Seminole Casino Immokalee.
Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it’s five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For directions or other information call toll-free (800) 218-0007; fax (239) 658-0204 or write: 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142.

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