The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is taking the 2017 Tupelo Elvis Festival to the islands this summer – Hawaii, to be exact.
The artwork for 19th annual festival was created by Tupelo resident Sue Scruggs, who created a Hawaiian-themed image that includes a variety of bright and tropical blues, greens and pinks accompanied with a center-focus on the guitar. The vintage inspired image reflects Elvis’ movie years and the 90-minute special “Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite,” the first time satellite technology was used to transmit a live concert around the world.
Scruggs trained in the impressionist style of art in Como, Italy, DTMSA said. Scruggs has a degree in art from David Lipscomb College in Nashville. She also has two sons that were both born in Tupelo.
The Tupelo Elvis Festival will be June 1-4, 2017. The festival has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism society and will feature music from local, regional, and national artists that will be announced later,
For more information on the Tupelo Elvis Festival, call 662.841.6598 or visit the festival website here.