Elvis Tribute Artist Art Kistler & the EP Boulevard Show Band!
Old News, New News (click links)
Albert Lea Tribune article, August 2017, before Show at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center - Page 1 (page 2)
Radio Interview before Hobo Days in Britt, IA - August 2017
Children's Heart Foundation Fund Raiser, Bloomington, MN February 2016
Lakefront Park, Hudson, WI August 2015
Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk, WI, July 2015
Tomahawk, WI Follow-up, July 2015
An "Elvis Sighting" for Seniors in Cottage Grove, MN, March 2014
KTIS Radio Interview (mp3) Summer 2007
Meet Elvis Tribute Artist Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show Band!
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Feel the excitement as some of the Midwest's finest, seasoned professionals take the stage and build a fever pitch of anticipation just like the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" did in concert with the "2001: A Space Odyssey" theme. At the crescendo, "Elvis" enters the building in one of his many dazzling, authentic costumes and launches into a wide variety of timeless classic tunes, many of which have been modernized with a new, impressive edge while still preserving their original essence.BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! “Forever Elvis!”
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! “Forever Elvis!”
Internationally acclaimed, Minnesota-based Elvis tribute artist Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show band will present an impressive, classy, high-energy, audience-interactive show that’s fun for the whole family! “Forever Elvis” brings an impressive, modernized edge that catapults this classic entertainment genre to a new level!
Watch as “Elvis” takes the stage in one of his many authentic, dazzling costumes and launches into a wide variety of timeless classic tunes! Travel down memory lane with some of the best ballads, blues, country, gospel, and rock-and-roll tunes that Elvis himself once performed. When the show is over, be prepared - as “Elvis may NOT have left the building!”
Art's Personal Background
Minnesota born and raised veteran Elvis tribute artist is a formally trained vocalist, accomplished professional, veteran entertainer, recording artist and charter member of the Professional Elvis Impersonators Association of Las Vegas. Art has performed all over the USA including Las Vegas, Branson, Seattle Center, Philly, both Florida coasts and numerous points in-between - as well as internationally as a regularly booked cruise ship performer on Royal Caribbean International for "Cruising with the King" Elvis theme cruises.
Along with the EP Boulevard Show Band, Art accurately and respectfully portrays glimpses of the positive memories and amazingly timeless, memory-evoking music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll with a variety of fun, very impressive, interactive, high energy shows -- all of which are suitable for all ages.
" It was an excellent production, the musicians were fabulous, and Art...wow, what can I say about Art. OUTSTANDING! Art truly captures the spirit of Elvis, his singing is amazing, and he does a fantastic job connecting with the audience.
"Art is an absolute pro. "
"What can I say but WOW! You weren't kidding Art Kistler is the real deal. It was the highest attended show we have had in my 4 years as director. The fans just LOVED it. They were so good to work with and such nice people. People are already asking me to book him again.
"Best show ever, we had a blast."
"... I even had a few comments from the public that it was their favorite show of the summer!
"We had such a great time with Art Kistler... HE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!"
"Everyone enjoyed your show and your interaction with the crowd. You made the ladies swoon!"
"Art's performance was absolutely wonderful!. He is a true professional at what he does and people genuinely respond to the energy he creates on stage and with his audience."
Orchestra leader Jerry O'Hagan made the comment that (Art) "... was the best Elvis that he has seen in his lifetime..."
"Thank you so much for the outstanding performance. The feedback has been superb."
" The show was phenomenal. The crowd loved him. We had standing room only at our event. Art worked the crowd and kept them engaged for three sets."
"As a Vietnam Veteran, I was moved when Art performer "An American Trilogy" and acknowleged the veterans in the audience, the standing ovation at the end of this song was heart warming and reflected the love and appreciation the audience had for Elvis and our veterans. Attending one of Art's performances is a moving experience that every Elvis fan would appreciate."
"Art is an outstanding singer who has a voice that is so close to Elvis we have a hard time telling him apart from the real Elvis. Art interacts with the crowd very well and gets everyone involved in his show."
"The show was wonderfully performed with lots of enthusiasm and class."
"What a great concert! Many years ago I was a Theatre Major and and I can tell you that you cannot teach that element of genuineness and sincerity that you generate. You represent Elvis and yourself with lots of class!"
The KING totally "rocked" Tomahawk. He is one great performer."
Both Art and Jean are extremely professional in every aspect of their work. Art is a wonderful Elvis Tribute Artist with a phenomenal voice and authentic movements. I work with them on 2 to 3 cruises a year and Art and Jean are two people that I know I can always count on. I look forward to working with them for years to come!
Here are just some of the venues in which Art has performed, along with corporate affiliations, bands with whom Art has appeared, institutions, church affiliations, etc.
"5 - 8 Club,” Minneapolis, MN "5 - 8 Club,” Oakdale, MN "Elvis Extravaganza," Bay St. Louis, MS "Images of the King," Augusta, GA "Tony and Tina's Wedding," Hey City Theater, Minneapolis, MN "Tribute to the King," Marquette, IA 2,000 Gospel Quartet Convention, Bloomington, MN 3M Company (numerous events) Allied Blacktop Company Allure of the Seas, RCI, from Fort Lauderdale, FL American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Fort Lauderdale, FL American Legion, Foley, MN American Red Cross Run For Blood, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, MN Anderson Windows Apperts Atlas Grille, Pillsbury Center, Minneapolis, MN Augustana Care Center, Hastings, MN Bandana Square, St. Paul, MN Barr Engineering Benchwarmer Bob's, Brooklyn Park, MN Bessie Burton Sullivan Care Center, Seattle, WA Best Buy, Corporate, Bloomington, MN Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon, Las Vegas, NV Bloomington VFW, Bloomington, MN Bob and the Beachcombers Boutwell's Landing, Stillwater, MN Britt IA - Hobo Days Brookhall, Blaine, MN Carole Holley and the Planets Band Carpenter Nature Center, Prescott, WI Caryn Model Management, Minneapolis, MN Celebrity Cruise Lines ship Century Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, Glenwood, MN Christ Church, Edina, MN Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN Church of St. Peter, North St. Paul, MN City of Blaine, Blaine, MN City of Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove, MN City of Elk River, MN City of Hudson, WI City of Maple Grove, MN City of St. Paul Park, St. Paul Park, MN Coachman Supper Club, Baldwin, WI Coborn Cruises, Walker, MN College of St. Mary's, Winona, MN CrossRoads Church, Cottage Grove, MN Crown Plaza, Bloomington, MN Cruise Connection, Coral Springs, FL CSM Corporation DC Drifters Days Inn, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN Degidio's, St. Paul, MN Delwood Country Club, White Bear Lake, MN Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center ("the DECC"), Duluth, MN EP Boulevard Show Band Eagan Market Fest, Eagan, MN Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN Elk River Riverfront Concert Series, Elk River, MN Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, WA Enchantment of the Seas, RCI, from Baltimore, MD Expence Account Band Experience Music Project Live, Seattle, WA Famous Dave's Blues Saloon, Uptown, Minneapolis, MN The Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN First Lutheran Church, Aitkin, MN First Presbyterian Church, Belle Plaine, MN Give the Kids the World benefit, Stillwater, MN G.L. Berg Entertainment George Faber and the Icons Glenwood Cultural Center, Glenwood, MN Grand Casino, Mille Lacs, Onamia, MN Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort, Larchwood, IA Grandeur of the Seas, RCI, from Seattle, WA Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater, MN Guardian Angels Church Fall Festival, Oakdale, MN Guidant Corporation Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota / Dakotas Hendricks Community Hospital, Hendricks, MN Ho Chunk Casino, Black River Falls, WI Hobo Days, Britt, IA Hudson Golf and Country Club, Hudson, WI HyVee 25th Anniversary Concert; 2003 Holiday Show, Sioux City, IA IMCA Old Timers Car Club, Savage, MN Independence of the Seas, RCI from Fort Lauderdale, FL Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk, WI International Market Square, Minneapolis, MN Isle of Capri Casino, Marquette, IA Isle of Capri Casino, Bay St. Louis, MS It's Your Party, LLC, Madison, WI Ivanhoe VFW, Ivanhoe, MN Jackpot Junction Casino, Morton, MN Jackson Speedway, Jackson, MN Jerry O'Hagan and his Orchestra Joe's Garage, Minneapolis, MN Kilkarney Hills Country Club, River Falls, WI Kozlaks' Royal Oak, Shoreview, MN Lakefornt Park Band Shell, Hudson, WI Landmark Hotel Ballroom, St. Paul, MN Lansing Corners, Austin, MN Lighthouse Cove & Seaside Grille, Pompano Beach, FL Lion's Club (various factions) Loose Cannon Band Lost Spur Country Club, Mendota Heights, MN Madden's Resort, Brainerd, MN Mahwey Productions, Coral Springs, FL Mall of America Doubletree Grand, Bloomington, MN Mall of America, Chapel of Love, Bloomington, MN Mall of America, Rotunda Stage, Bloomington, MN Malt-O-Meal Corp. , Northfield, MN Marian Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington, MN Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, Albert Lea, MN Mariner of the Seas, RCI, from Los Angeles, CA Marriott Grand Ballroom, Minneapolis, MN Mayo Civic Park, Rochester, MN McPete's Sports Bar and Lanes, Big Lake, MN Medina Ballroom, Medina, MN Melvin's on Green Lake, Spicer, MN Mendakota Country Club, Mendota Heights, MN MERSC Metro Connections, Minneapolis, MN Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN MidPointe Event Center, St. Paul, MN Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Department of Parks Recreation, Minneapolis, MN Minnehaha Falls Park Pavilion, St. Paul, MN Minnesota Lynx, halftime entertainment Minnesota Rural Water Association Minnesota State Fair Monarch of the Seas, RCI, from Tampa, FL Moose Lodge, Faribault, MN Music Box Theater, Minneapolis, MN National Night Out, Cottage Grove & Robbinsdale, MN Nicollet Island Inn, Minneapolis, MN Norris Square, Presbyterian Homes, Cottage Grove, MN North High School, St. Paul, MN Northeast Community Development Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN Northern Lights Playhouse, Hazelhurst, WI Northport Performing Arts Center, Northport, FL Northrop Auditorium Mall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Northwest Youth and Family Norwegian Cruise Lines Elvis Theme Cruise Oak Glen Country Club, Stillwater, MN Oakwood Country Place, McMinnville, OR Oasis of the Seas, RCI, from Fort Lauderdale, FL Padelford Packet Boat Company, St. Paul, MN (numerous sailings) Paramount Theater, Austin, MN Paramount Theater, St. Cloud, MN Polish American Club, St. Paul, MN Port Charlotte Cultural Center, Port Charlotte, FL Poweshiek County Fair, Grinnell, IA Prestwick Golf Club, Woodbury, MN R.T. Dygert International Radiance of the Seas, RCI from Lauderdale, FL Radisson Ballroom, St. Paul, MN Ramada Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN Red Barn VFW, Cottage Grove, MN Red Hat Society (numerous factions and events) Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN Republic Airlines (Retired Employees Group) River Oaks Country Club, Cottage Grove, MN River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN RockTenn Corporation Seaside Grille, Pompano Beach, FL Second Generation Band Serenade of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Shamrock Banquet Hall, Brookings, SD Sheraton, Bloomington, MN Smead Corporation Starks, Eagan MN St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN St. Anthony Main Event Center, Minneapolis, MN St. Bridget's, Hudson, WI St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN St. Croix Boat and Packet, Stillwater, MN St. Croix Casino, Danbury, WI St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Yacht Club, Stillwater, MN St. Francis of Assisi, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN St. Helena's Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Prescott, WI St. Olaf's College, Northfield, MN St. Patrick's Church, Afton, MN St. Patrick's Church, Hudson, WI St. Paul Department of Parks Recreation, St. Paul, MN St. Paul Park and Recreation St. Paul Park Heritage Days St. Paul Science Museum banquet facility, St. Paul, MN St. Paul Winter Carnival St. Stephens Catholic Church, St. Stephen, MN St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center, Wyoming, MN Steve Millar and Diamondhead Band Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater, MN Stonebrooke Gold Country Club, Shakopee, MN Stoney Creek RV Resort, Osseo, WI Strawbeey Fest, Cottage Grove, MN SYSCO Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Target House, Memphis, TN Tartan Park Clubhouse, Lake Elmo, MN The Bright Stars Gospel Quintet The Chancellor's Quartet The Crosstown Band The Depot (Marriott), Minneapolis, MN The Depot, St. Paul, MN The Extravaganza Show Band The Fremont Experience Stage, Las Vegas, NV The Hilton, Minneapolis, MN The Historic City Hall and Opera Hall, Independence, WI The Honky-Tonk, Augusta, GA The Hudson House, Hudson, WI The Hyatt in Minneapolis, MN The Kahler Hotel Ballroom, Rochester, MN The Legion, Savage, MN The Levee, Hastings, MN The Ned Kantar Jazz Trio The Prom Center, Oakdale, MN The Rockin' Hollywoods Band The Shrine Temple, Sioux City, IA The Teddy Bear Band The Vegas Lounge, Branson, MO The Vegas Lounge, Minneapolis, MN The Wilds Country Club, Prior Lake, MN Town and Country Club, St. Paul, MN Treasure Island Casino, Hastings, MN TCF Stadium, Minneapolis, MN University of Minnesota (numerous factions and events) University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN US Bank Valley Creek Mall, Woodbury, MN Vegas Lounge, Minneapolis, MN Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk, WI Visions Event Center, Winona, MN WonSavage Arts and Entertainment, LLC, Minneapolis, MN YMCA, Burnsville, MN
.... AND THERE ARE MORE!
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