Once again, Heidi May of KRKO and KXA Radio will be hosting the 2024 Elvis Challenge Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm at the Historic Everett Theatre. Last year’s winner was Nick Poling, and he will return as a special guest and sing several songs with the band. This is a wonderful, fun event you don’t want to miss.

Kentucky Rain Band’s Elvis Challenge is a competition to find the region’s best Elvis Impersonator. Contestants will be judged on four categories as they compete for prizes: vocal performance, costume and appearance, stage presence, and audience response. All performers will be backed by Kentucky Rain Band, the Northwest’s #1 Elvis Tribute Artist & Rock-n-Roll Band, based in Everett, WA. This year’s contest lineup is packed full of both new and returning Elvis Impersonators. Get your tickets here: Elvis Challenge Tickets.

Heidi May has been a fixture in the Seattle radio market, previously spending time at KBSG, KJR-FM, KMPS, and Q104.5.  Heidi is a Breast Cancer Survivor and has raised thousands of dollars towards finding a cure. As an avid music fan, Heidi had a great time being involved with the Elvis Challenge for the first time in 2023 and is excited to return.

Nick Poling of Marysville, WA was crowned the 2023 Elvis Challenge Champion. He wowed the crowd with his hip-shaking “young Elvis” rendition of “Blue Suede Shoes” followed up with his “jumpsuit era Elvis” version of “My Way.” Although he has performed for years locally as a singer and actor, this event was the first time Nick had taken on his Elvis persona. Since winning the contest, Nick has launched his career as an Elvis Tribute Artist, performing several shows in the Seattle area. He’s excited to return as champion and sing some of his favorite Elvis songs.

More information about the event and tickets can be found at krbelvischallenge.com. Kentucky Rain Band is the Northwest’s #1 Elvis Tribute Artist & Rock-n-Roll Band. In 1993, Kentucky Rain Band was established by Elvis Tribute Artist Steve Adams and has since went on to perform with dozens of Elvis Tribute Artists in the Northwest. Led by founding members and Everett, WA residents Dallas Cooper and Steve Preszler, Kentucky Rain Band is also the house band for the Elvis Challenge – the “search for the region’s best Amateur Elvis Impersonator.”