Elvis Presley is coming to Chetek, in the form of Joe Sir & The Rockabilly Rebel Band, who are performing at The Mill on Friday evening, July 5.
It’s fun for the whole family, Sir said, who has been performing for 40 years and has been doing Elvis acts for 25 years.
The show on Friday starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at The Mill, at 646 Banks St., or $25 the day of. Pie and ice cream will be served during the show.
The two-hour show consists of two sets, first covering Elvis’ early rockabilly and gospel years with his first No. 1 hits, Sir explained. After intermission, he dives into the 1968 comeback special on TV and Elvis’ Las Vegas years.
Throughout, Sir has wardrobe changes to reflect the era and the band plays other bands’ hits from each decade, as well.
“‘Jailhouse Rock’ is a big number,” Sir said, explaining they get the audience interacting and involved in the show. “We recreate the first rock and roll video of all time.”
They play both record hits and movie hits. Everyone is guaranteed to hear a favorite, whether it be “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Burning Love,” “Suspicious Minds” “How Great Thou Art,” or another song.
Joining Sir in the Rockabilly Band is singer Heather Kittleson, of Chetek, lead guitarist Paul Gavic, drummer Paul Ashwood, bassist Jerry Germain and singer and keyboard player Samantha Sir.
“Elvis may be gone, but the legend lives on,” said Sir.