This Week’s ‘Legends’ Performer of the Week: Tyler Hunter as Elvis

Tyler Hunter as "The King"

Tyler Hunter as "The King"

ATLANTIC CITY — Bally’s Atlantic City recently began a year-round schedule of its famed Legends In Concert series — the pioneer of live tribute shows and the longest-running entertainment attraction in Atlantic City’s history. Eight performances will take place each week through Dec. 31 in Bally’s Palace Theater.

The 2012 edition of the stage show spectacular, which features live recreations of yesterday’s and today’s hottest superstars backed by a live orchestra and dancers, promises to be more popular than ever. The initial Legends 2012 production will feature tributes to Tina Turner, the Blues Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles and, of course, Elvis Presley, with performances at 8pm Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday, and a special matinee each Wednesday at 3pm. Tickets are available now at $32.50. Go here or call 800-745-3000 to purchase tickets.

For a video preview of Legends, click here. To see a photo gallery, click here.

This week’s Legend’s Performer of the Week is Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley.

Age has no bearing on the influence Elvis can have on you. Born June 28, 1990, Tyler realized as an early teen that Elvis was going to be a big part of his life. It began with watching an Elvis performer in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Tyler would dance to “Rubberneckin’” and gradually wanted to sing Elvis songs himself. A few high school talent shows at the age of 15 started the journey.

Tyler has been an Elvis Tribute Artist since the age of 18. In April of 2010 he competed in his first Ultimate Elvis preliminary in Branson, MO. Then in July he competed in Las Vegas at The Freemont Street Experience. That venue was the one that put the fire in Tyler. To have so many people with such a passion for Elvis there supporting you and screaming for more confirmed why he does a Tribute to Elvis. In August of that year Tyler made the trip to Memphis, singing at several locations and enjoying the festivities of Elvis Week. Tyler was also a performer in Memphis this year during the celebration of Elvis’ birthday in January and Elvis Week in August.

To see Tyler perform is really to be a part of the show yourself. His stage presence is undeniable. Every show brings a new experience as he seems to bring more power and emotion. Tyler has the ability to make you feel that each performance you are seeing is the best yet. He performed for Legends in Concert at the Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut in July 2011.

For other Legends bios, click here.

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