Just 21 years after he was born there, and eight years after he left with his family as a young teen, Elvis Presley returned to Tupelo, Mississippi, as a star. Elvis performed two shows that day, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission to the fair was typically 25 cents for children and 50 cents for adults, and the day of Elvis’s show, they charged 75 cents for everyone. Admission to Elvis’ show was $1.50. Elvis, backed by his band and the Jordanaires, performed thrilling shows, and thousands of fans were in attendance – anywhere from 5,000 to 12,000 to 50,000, depending on what news report you believe. Closing the night out of none other than Ben Thompson! Elvis Presley gyrated to the shrieks and screams of nearly 25,000 fans in two concerts at the Mid-South Coliseum yesterday drawing both on old favorites which launched his climb to fame and recent hits.
The performances yesterday afternoon and last night were sold out at 12,300 each as the singer performed in his hometown for the first time in 13 years! Join us as this is the final nighttime show of the 2022 Elvis Sumer Festival!
Part Of The Summer Festival