SUMMIT STATION — The King is back, for one day only.
Elvis Presley will perform Sunday, June 6, at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds in the form of a 17-year-old from Clarks Summit.
Gino Mercuri, an “Elvis tribute artist” since the age of 13, will perform at 2 and 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Summit Station
“I will continue to support Gino in his endeavors and I’m proud of him for what he has accomplished thus far,” said Tracy Mercuri, Gino’s mother and self-described “momager.”
“Not everyone can get up on stage and perform in front of a huge crowd,” she said. “But the bigger the crowd, the more energy he has.”
Gino was introduced to Elvis’ music at a young age, and soon learned that he could imitate The King’s style of singing.
In 2019, he won first place at an Elvis tribute youth competition in Tupelo, Mississippi, the legendary singer’s hometown.
In 2020, he came in third at another Elvis festival, that one in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Later this year, he will return to Tupelo for the Elvis Festival and also be performing at the Graceland Soundstage in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gino will enter his senior year at Abington Heights High School in the fall.
He hopes to attend Bloomsburg University and plans to double major in marketing and business management.
Doors open at noon Sunday at the fairgrounds.
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 570-527-8240 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
People should bring lawn chairs. Premium seats are available for an additional $5.