Re-live the excitement and aura of this iconic, magnetic personality, as brought to life by singer Doug Thompson, not in Vegas, but in Linden, at the Commodore Hotel’s annual Elvis Dinner Show. This year’s performance features a Tribute to Elvis AND Country Legends as well, so if Presley isn’t your favorite, perhaps Conway Twitty or Ricky Van Shelton will be music to your ears. Billy Poore, Linden resident and former friend of Elvis’, selected this performer, as he has done every year for this Commodore show. Poore visits Memphis for Elvis Week every August, and this year he met Tribute Artist Doug Thompson during that week. Poore then contacted Commodore Hotel owner Kathy Dumont to arrange a show. “This guy is the real deal,” remarked Poore, regarding Thompson and his show. “He’s been called one of the Top Ten Elvis performers” in the world.” Not only will Thompson perform Elvis tunes, he will start with a Tribute to Country Legends, such as George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Ronnie Milsap. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is Thompson’s current home, where he works and performs at the Elvis Museum on the parkway. Doug “made his mark” as a professional singer and tribute artist in his home state of Georgia. He began singing in church, and “as early as kindergarten,” he began to perform his rendition of Elvis music, he says. Doug is a talented artist and has widely performed in Georgia and Tennessee, and is looking forward to performing at the Commodore. Doug's performance promises to hold you captive with his sentimental tunes and amazing energy as he “rocks” your night at the Commodore Cafe. If you book one of the Commodore's twelve comfy rooms, then after the show, you won't worry about driving or traffic. Your room will be a staircase away as you rest your happy head. Awaken to a fresh, homemade breakfast cooked to order, along with freshly brewed, gourmet coffee - "African Smoke" the Commodore's locally roasted house blend. The last of autumn's colors await you on your drive to and from little Linden, where you'll experience fine food and genuine hospitality.
November 16, 2013
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