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March 20


Date/Time(s): Sat, Mar 20, 2021, 7:30pm

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $45/$50/$55/$65
Add’l per-ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)


Please pardon our dust. (Updated 3/11/21)

The Virginia Theatre is getting a new ticketing system!  Beginning Starting April 1, 2021, the Virginia will go live with a new ticketing platform to provide patrons with an even better purchasing experience.

We’re sorry that we will be unable to offer tickets for sale while we build and configure this new system. But we hope you’ll visit us again at thevirginia.org starting April 1, 2021 for more information and to purchase tickets!

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary pause in service may cause. Please note that all previously purchased Virginia Theatre tickets will continue to be accepted at our future shows, including those purchased before April 1, 2021.

Please call and leave a message at 217-356-9063 if you have any questions, or email us at .


The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists – previously scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021 has been postponed. We’re working hard with the event presenter to find a new date for this concert and will notify all ticketholders once one is confirmed.

Your original tickets to this show will, of course, will be honored at the date.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 217-356-9063 or email .


Dynasty Entertainment LLC presents:
Elvis Presley Enterprises
Shawn Klush & Cody Ray Slaughter
The Nashville Dreams and The Fabulous Ambassadors

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Experience is coming to town! So get ready to rock as The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Experience bring their high-octane show to The Virginia Theatre!

Shawn Klush: Actor, Entertainer, Recording Artist and Elvis Presley Enterprises First Ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, known as The Closest Thing to the King in Concert and Cody Ray Slaughter, Elvis Presley Enterprises’ youngest ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist performing the early years of the King!

Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. Each January he stars in the “Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Birthday Edition Tour.”, an extravaganza with Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and friends, in major venues in multiple cities.

The world was stunned almost 44 years ago on August 16, 1977 when ‘The King of Rock n’ Roll’ Elvis Presley passed away at his home in Graceland. For so many of his fans around the world, who had never heard, or seen, him perform live, this was their day the music died. For them he was larger than life but his memory lives on in his music, and the adoration of his fans has never diminished. It has in fact grown and he is as relevant today as he was 43 years ago.

Now is your chance to experience what it might have been like to see and hear Elvis perform live on stage and at the same time honor the greatest entertainer the world of rock n roll has ever known. Come celebrate the music, life and legacy of Elvis Presley, with an Unforgettable Evening Starring Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Shawn Klush and Cody Slaughter, featuring the Fabulous Ambassadors with Special Guests direct from Nashville Tennessee Thea and Donna Danos, The Nashville Dreams on backup vocals.

Shawn is the closest that anyone will ever get to the real King, he is pure class, the total package with all of the mannerisms, sense of humor, looks, facial expressions, movements and voice all executed to perfection of the King himself embodying the showmanship quality that electrifies audiences. A must see for any Elvis fan and it doesn’t get any better.

Shawn Klush is the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time.

Shawn has record breaking performances worldwide including in the US, Switzerland, Canada Australia, United Kingdom, Germany and South America. He was named “Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis” at the Las Vegas Hilton where he headlines the annual the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, celebrating Elvis’ historic Las Vegas Performances.

Shawn has released 5 CDs. He has performed with Elvis’ closest friends, musicians and singers such as JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Guercio, Jerry Schilling and Joe Esposito. He portrayed Elvis in the hit TV miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll” which aired on CBS and VH1.


Cody Ray Slaughter: has been tagged as one of the most talented young Actors, Singers and Recording Artists in the country. Born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas, gateway to the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Cody began entertaining at the young age of 13. Being a true Southern boy, his passion for Elvis’ music and his uncanny resemblance to the King of Rock N roll, has directed his career path.

Performing the early years of the King, Cody has performed throughout the USA, across Canada, the UK and Australia. His uncanny portrayal of Elvis Presley exhibits his amazing love for who he calls, “the greatest entertainer of all time”.

Among some of Cody’s most exciting accolades were winning The People’s Choice Award during Elvis Week 2008. In July of 2011 at the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, Cody received The New Horizon Award for best new Elvis Tribute Artist. The award was given on the same stage where Elvis made history at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Representing Tupelo, Mississippi (Home of Elvis’ Birthplace) Cody was the youngest man ever to be named the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises’.

Cody Ray Slaughter, the talented actor and singing sensation, has the raw talent and passion that Elvis himself exhibited when he first started. Excited fans have crowned Cody the new ‘Prince of Rock and Roll’.

Don’t miss this family friendly opportunity to see Elvis as you’ve never seen him before and introduce the wonderful music of the King to your children, grandchildren and friends. This magnificent production will astound and delight family members of all ages and leave you believing the King never left the building.

Share the gift of Elvis’ music with fans young and old and to reintroduce the music, magic and memories of the greatest entertainer of all time to new generations in the hope that audiences can experience what it may have been like to see Elvis in Concert at his best.

You will leave the show wondering has the King been reborn…..

What a great way to enjoy a spring evening and listen to music of
The Closest Thing to the King “Shawn Klush” and Cody Ray Slaughter

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the DSC – Developmental Services Center of Champaign Illinois.

For more, visit www.shawnklush.com and www.codyrayslaughter.com


Please note:  At some Virginia Theatre events — such as rock or other contemporary music concerts — audience members might show their enthusiasm by cheering, standing, or dancing (sometimes all three), especially when encouraged to do so by the performers on stage.





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