Jacob Roman, 20, of Glendale, CA is the youngest tribute artist in the Elvis Rocks Mesquite competition held at the Casablanca on June 17 and 18. Roman was the third place winner in this year’s competition and also the ‘Fan Favorite.’ Roman took fourth place in the 2015 competition. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

The CasaBlanca Resort will once again host Elvis tribute artists from throughout the world Friday, June 16 – Saturday, June 17 in the CasaBlanca Showroom at CasaBlanca Resort. Hosted by Las Vegas favorite, Kelly Clinton-Holmes, the annual event draws contestants from throughout the country, dressed in Elvis’ best stage fashion, according to the era represented, paying tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll.


Registration is now open and participants may register at elvismesquite.com. The event consists of three preliminary rounds – ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Finalists from each preliminary round will move into the final round. A total of $10,000 in prize money will be awarded to the winners. All contestants will also receive three complimentary nights at the CasaBlanca Resort. Last year’s winner was Travis Allen of Las Vegas.

In true support of the King of Rock ‘n Roll, tribute artists from around the country will don their best Elvis stage fashion and pay tribute to the King himself.

The schedule of events is below:

June 15       7 p.m.: Meet and Greet

June 16       2 p.m.: ‘50s Era Preliminary Round, CasaBlanca Showroom

7 p.m.: ‘60s Era Preliminary Round, CasaBlanca Showroom

June 17       2 p.m.: ‘70s Era Preliminary Round, CasaBlanca Showroom

8 p.m.: Finals Competition, CasaBlanca Showroom

For more information and to register, please visit elvismesquite.com. Tickets are available for purchase online at mesquitegaming.com, by phone at 800-585-3737 or in person at the CasaBlanca Resort front desk. CasaBlanca Resort is located at 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027.