Elvis: The Summer Festival coming to Inverness

Five days of Elvis-filled fun come to the Citrus County Auditorium this June at the 5th annual “Elvis: The Summer Festival.”

Celebrate the iconic life and legacy of The King, Elvis Presley, with fellow fans and devoted followers Wednesday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 26th, at 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness.

This year’s festival will be the biggest yet with 17 tribute artists and nine shows, adding an extra day to the exciting lineup. There will be a meet-and-greet after every show set for audience members to interact and get photos with Elvis.

The festival begins Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm with local, award-winning impersonator Cote Deonath, who will take taking audience members on the Follow that Dream experience, remembering when Elvis visited the Nature Coast. Following Deonath, Elvis International will take the stage – Michael Chambliss, Ted Torres and Emilio Santoro.

Remember Elvis from ’68 to ’72 at 2pm Thursday, June 23rd, with Dwight Isenhower and Diogo Light. At 7pm come back for The Story of Elvis with performances by David Lee, Cote Deonath, Ben Thompson, Diogo Light, Ted Torre, Emilio Santoro, Radney Pennington and Braxton Sykes.

At 2pm Friday, June 24th, Elvis & The Legends will pay tribute to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones & Conway Twitty. The night gets hot at 7pm in Vegas, ’56, with Bill Cherry and Michael Cullipher.

Saturday’s performances feature Alex Mitchell, Taylor Rodriguez, and Radney Pennington at Elvis on Stage at 2pm June 25th. After, follow Elvis from Tupelo to Mississippi at 7pm with Den Thompson and Cote Deonath.

And on the final day, Sunday, June 26th, head to Indianapolis June 26th, 1977, to pay tribute to Elvis’ last concert 45 years ago with Bill Cherry and David Lee.

Florida’s largest Elvis festival ever will not disappoint with these Vegas-style headliner shows.  For more information and to purchase tickets or an All-Access Pass, visit www.elvisthesummerfestival.com or call 352-789-7269.

Four Old Broads on stage at Art Center Theatre

Full of sass and some seriously funny stories, four gal pals living at Magnolia Place Assisted Living are planning their next vacation together. Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shetlon desperately needs a getaway, but is NOT in the mood for another trip to their go-to destination — Helen, Georgia, for the umpteenth time.

So, where to?

Find out at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills as “Four Old Broads,” by Leslie Kimbell inspires laughter through lighthearted comedy at remaining show dates through May 22nd.

The show takes an introspective look at senior life as the ladies try to get out of town and outwit the new Nurse Pat Jones at Magnolia Place.

Friends Beatrice, Eaddy May Clayton, Imogene Fletcher and Maude Jenkins try to figure out why so many residents have been moved to the mysterious “Dark Side,” brought on by evil Nurse Jones. Will they make it on their trip?

The story unfolds with hilarious one-liners and comedic situations. Be prepared to laugh, a lot!

Remaining performances are each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 22nd. To purchase tickets, visit www.artcenterofcitruscounty.org or go to the box office on the Art Center campus at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Citrus Hills. The box office is open 1-4 p.m. weekdays and an hour before performances. Tickets are $21 for adults and $13 for students.