Tribute artists to Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash will take the stage Feb. 13 in a Valentine’s Day-themed concert at Tyler’s Liberty Hall.
“Elvis and Johnny,” presented by Stardom Entertainment, will highlight classic Johnny Cash hits from the 1950s through the 70s and Elvis songs from the 50s and 60s.
Stardom Entertainment owner Carmen Gantt said the Valentine’s Day concert will feature two top artists – Moses Snow paying tribute to Elvis and Bennie Wheels paying tribute to Johnny Cash.
“Bennie Wheels is from Houston and tours all over the United States,” she said. “And Moses Snow, who I’ve worked with since he was 14, is amazing. He is 18 now and winning national competitions right and left.
Wheels toured with The Highwaymen Live production, paying homage to “The Man in Black”. His performances include classic songs from the Sun and Columbia Records catalogs to modern American recordings.
Snow’s performance, with his mannerisms, looks and voice, takes audiences back to the early years of the king of rock and roll.
Gantt said it’s important to note that the artists are not imitators.
“They’re never called impersonators because they don’t impersonate or try to be Elvis or Johnny Cash on stage,” she said. “They pay homage, so there’s a big difference.”
The concert will also feature tribute band Edge of Reality. The group supports Elvis tribute artists and other celebrity tribute artists across the United States.
The concert will begin with Snow’s performance, followed by Wheels.
“The show is being held for Valentine’s Day, so Moses is going to open the show and do some Elvis love songs,” she said. “And then it will end with Wheels’ tribute to Johnny Cash.”
The show is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early, Gantt said.
“It’s an amazing show,” she said. “It’s a Sunday morning, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to plan for breakfast and then a morning for a Valentine’s Day celebration.”
Also on the agenda for Valentine’s Day weekend is a concert at Jackson’s Cozy Theater, 108 Commerce Ave., Gladewater.
The “I Can’t Stop Falling In Love” Valentine’s Day concert is scheduled for Feb. 11-13 and will feature Elvis tribute artist and artist Jackson Foltyn, who owns the theater.
During the two-hour show, Foltyn will perform some of Elvis’ hit songs, including “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, “Give Me the Right” and “Kiss Me Quick”.
The three-day concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on February 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. on February 13. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com. For more information, visit Jackson’s Cozy Theater on Facebook.