Acclaimed Elvis tribute artist returns to St. John Theatre

Published 12:05 am Saturday, June 8, 2019

RESERVE — The King of Rock and Roll is returning to St. John Theatre this month.

Fans from near and far will pack the auditorium when nationally acclaimed Elvis Presley tribute artist Jay Dupuis takes the stage with the King Creole Orchestra.

The show starts at 7 p.m. June 15 at 115 W. Fourth Street in Reserve, and St. John Theatre managing director Crystal Faucheux said audiences are in for a “fabulous” musical performance.

“He came in December and did an Elvis Christmas, and everybody loved him,” Faucheux said. “People were asking when he’s coming back. He has a busy schedule, but he was able to fit us in, and we’re so excited.”

Dupuis found a love for Elvis Presley at age 3, when his mother put on the record “Hound Dog.” His eyes lit up immediately, his hips began to sway, and he begged his mother to play it over and over again.

Before long, Dupuis was wearing white pants and white dress shirts to mimic a jumpsuit as he put on performances for family and friends.

Extensive study on Elvis Presley’s voice and mannerisms has made Dupuis the perfect tribute artist.

Working for Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis has allowed Dupuis to share his music with the world. In 2014, he won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship.

Dupuis has a thrilling show planned for June 15, beginning with popular selections from Presley’s 1968 comeback special. After intermission, Dupuis will pay tribute to Presley’s legendary 1970s Vegas era.

“He’s very good with the audience,” Faucheux said. “He’s a character. He puts on a show and doesn’t just sing the whole time. He has his jokes, too. He loves the audience and they love him.”

Tickets are available for $25 in advance or at the door, and Faucheux said spots are filling up.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at or at Allied Express in the Riverlands Shopping Center.

Other upcoming St. John Theatre shows include beloved summer musical Grease, opening to audiences July 19-21 and 24-27.

Tickets go on sale June 16 for Eagles tribute band “Already Gone,” scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. August 24.

For more information, call Faucheux at 504-676-4700.