The seventh annual Elvis Rocks Mesquite Competition was held at the CasaBlanca Showroom on June 18 with preliminary rounds held earlier. Elvis Tribute Artists came from all over the country, 19 of them, to compete for a total of $10,000 in prize money.
Winning the 2016 Elvis Rocks Mesquite Competition was Travis Allen who took home a check for $3,000 and bragging rights for being the best tribute artist in the Mesquite competition.
Allen isn’t a stranger to the competition or to the many performers who pay tribute to the King. Each of the performers, although in competition with one another, support and encourage others to compete. Two of the twelve finalists in this year’s ERM competition were instrumental in pulling in the winner of a past contest. The camaraderie between these tribute artists is impressive.