The return of Elvis to the Schuylkill County Fair will high light a week of exceptional entertainment. Ryan Pelton will be performing as the “Elvis Tribute Artist,” Saturday evening on the M & T Stage of the Schuylkill County Fair. Pelton will pay tribute to Elvis at 7 and 9PM on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
September of 1998 Ryan Pelton was dared by his mother to enter a local Elvis contest. Against all odds, Pelton won the contest. His days as a website designer were soon to be over, as he wanted to pursue the entertainment field, saying “I don’t want to be ninety years old one day and look back saying, ‘What if?”
Over the next decade, Pelton honed his craft becoming an international, award-wining Elvis Tribute Artist. In 2001, Pelton won The World Wide Images of Elvis Contest in Memphis, becoming the youngest world champion ever at that time. He has performed all over the world, from casinos to fairs, theaters, to festivals, production shows to professional sports arenas. Entertaining audiences in the tens-of- thousands, there can be no doubt that Ryan Pelton is the rarest kind of performer – living up to his billing time and time again.
In 2011 Ryan decided it was time to take his career to the next level when he released his first original album, “Wash Over Me.” Within a week after the release the album, Pelton was signed as a song writer by a well-known Nashville publishing company.
Shortly thereafter, Pelton was offered the lead role in a Hollywood film called “The Identical.” Ryan took on the screen name of “Blake Rayne” for the film, which also starred Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, and Seth Green. The film which won the audience choice award for best film at the Nashville Film Festival, opened in the theaters on September 5, 2014. It is currently available on Netflix, as well as other digital media.
Ryan Pelton continues to tour as Elvis under his original name. His entertainment company is launching a new show called “The Evolution” in 2015. Pelton also continues to pursue his acting career and original music career under the name “Blake Rayne.” The First Original Blake Rayne album will be out later in 2015.
You can see Ryan Pelton live as he pays tribute to Elvis on Saturday August 1 at 7 and 9PM at the fairgrounds. For more information about the Fair’s entertainment line up or other happenings at the Fair, visit the Fairs website www.schuylkillfair.com Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.