Elvis is ALIVE!! … if only in our hearts and memories… but his spirit comes alive for a few hours on Friday and Saturday nights, November 2nd & 3rd, at the Commodore Hotel & Café in Linden, TN. Located halfway between Graceland and Music Row, the Commodore Hotel & Café in Linden is the newest, cool hangout for music lovers and foodies. Savor the scenic one –to- two hour drive to quaint Linden, where you’ll find a charming, restored downtown square, with a hip, historic hotel in the middle of it all. Elvis Artist C. Allen Lewis rolls into the Commodore to rev up sleepy little Linden. Lewis is from Horn Lake, MS, considered a suburb of Memphis, where he performs his tribute to “the King” at a club on Elvis Presley Boulevard regularly. “I’ll be doing Elvis’ Madison Square Garden Concert this year,” explains Lewis. Being the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ renowned performance at this historic venue, (June 10th, 1972), C. Allen is performing the first set from this actual show! C. Allen (known as Chris to his friends) first became interested in Elvis in 1975. He was drawn to these albums in his grandmother’s record rack “because they looked so cool. After I heard his music, it set a course in my life to this day.” For years, Chris endlessly played Presley’s music in his room, until he could sing along with every note. At 18, Lewis got on stage for the first time, singing with his best friend’s dad’s (country!) band. It snowballed from there. A few years later, he got his first jumpsuit. He’s even performed at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. One time, while performing a regular gig at the Richmond, VA Sheraton, Chris recalls, “I remember this fan named Dottie (who) enjoyed my show so much, she came back the following night to give me an Elvis concert scarf that she got at one of his concerts. I was overwhelmed. I still have that scarf today.” “Our chefs will prepare some of Presley’s favorite foods,” offers Kathy Dumont, co-owner of the Commodore. Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes, tender Steak – Broiled or Country-Fried, and Chicken a la King (that’s so fitting, isn’t it?). Join us for a nostalgic night filled with great music, scrumptious homemade food, and lots of laughter! As Lewis says, “Elvis was a man who made music happen in my life – and others’ (lives) all around the world.” Dinner Shows are Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd, 6pm. $10 Admission (not including meal). Call or email for reservations (931)589-3224 or kathy@CommodoreLinden.com.
November 3, 2012
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