The La Crosse Wisconsin Elvis® Explosion is a national showcase and contest featuring the world's top Elvis Tribute Artists (ETA). The contest takes place each year in September. The La Crosse Elvis® Explosion is known as one of the top events of the year and leads up to the world-wide "Images Of The King" contest in which the winner of the La Crosse Elvis® Explosion takes part. The 3-day event is a benefit for the local area chapter of the Children's Miracle Network. This year's event was hosted by national Elvis® event personality Ronny Craig. Craig has been featured as an ETA expert in such films and television specials as "Almost Elvis and "The Men Who Would Be King" which airs on the TLC television network.
Sept. 18-20, 2009