Posted 7/5/12 – Harry Shahoian, Sierra Madre native who now performs in Las Vegas as Elvis Presley, returns to the bandshell in Memorial Park this Sunday as part of the Summer Concert in the Park series. Sierra Madre Rotary Club sponsors the event annually, and it’s always the most well attended concert of the summer. People will start putting their blankets and chairs out on the lawn on Saturday, so be sure to reserve your seat early. Concerts start at 6pm. The In-n-Out truck will be there. Here’s what Rotary has to say about the event:
“Come early to get a spot to watch Harry Shahoian as Elvis who will again appear on July 8, 2012 in the Sierra Madre Memorial Park bandstand, 222 W. Sierra Madre, Bl, Sierra Madre. Rotary of Sierra Madre has sponsored Elvis for the enjoyment of the community for many years. Elvis brings in a special guest (impersonator) from Las Vegas for each show. Last year the guest was Rod Stewart. Another great guest in the past was Roy Orbison of the Traveling Wilburys. (George Trullinger has also appeared multiple times as (faux) Buddy Holly). The In N Out truck will be serving Burgers from 4:45 to 6:45pm on Sunday and the concert will begin at 6 pm and last til 8 pm.Tickets for the In N Out meals run $8. to $10. Go to the Rotary Booth for purchase. Ice cream bars will be sold also. The concert is free. Please come and have fun. Bring your blanket, chairs and wear sun screen.”
Harry started out as a singing waiter at Restaurant Lozano years ago, but he returns each year to Sierra Madre thanks to Rotary. He performed at the inaugural ACS Relay for Life in Sierra Madre, as well. He also performed at the Citizen of the Year banquet in 1999, celebrating Judy Webb-Martin as COTY for 1998.
If you’d like to see photos and videos from his earlier performances, through 2009, you can view them by visiting www.SierraMadreNews.Net/Elvis. And here’s a video I put together from 2009, which includes part of his sound check with the band, his grand entrance into the park, CC Rider, I Got a Woman/Amen, and A Little Less Conversation, a Lot More Action.