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"Heartbreak Hotel" was only the beginning!
Elvis came to Albuquerque in 1956, just before "Heartbreak Hotel" hit No. 1 on the charts. He played a show at the Armory and Elvis stayed at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed and Breakfast in Historic Old Town.
On Friday, April 5th, there will be an Elvis karaoke concert on the Plaza from 5 to 8 p.m., where the public will be welcomed to step up to the microphone! You can dress like the King, wear 50's-style apparel, or just come as yourself. Before the night is over, the best Elvis karaoke performer will be crowned.
Saturday, April 6th, there will be a variety of Elvis activities kicked off with an Elvis trivia contest with Elvis impersonator Jerry McClure at 10 a.m. in the Gazebo. Vintage cars will be parked around the plaza throughout the day. Listen to the popular rockabilly trio Cowboys & Indian from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Gazebo.
For those people who are feeling particularly brave, a visit to the Elvis Sandwich Stand might hit just the right spot --- especially if you like fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches!
This event is presented in partnership with the Old Town Merchants Association and the Bottger Mansion of Old Town.