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Elvis tribute concert benefits CHOP

The non­profit Digi Found­a­tion will hold its third an­nu­al Elvis Pres­ley trib­ute artist con­cert on Sat­urday, Ju­ly 19, at Cannstat­ter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Sev­en­teen Elvis Pres­ley im­per­son­at­ors will be per­form­ing as part of a be­ne­fit for Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia.

The en­ter­tain­ment, sched­uled for noon to mid­night, will start on the out­door stage, then move in­side at night. Day­time en­ter­tain­ment would move in­side to the Crys­tal Ball­room in case of rain or ex­treme heat. There will also be trib­ute artists for Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Mar­tin and Sammy Dav­is Jr. Oth­er sing­ers will per­form oldies, Mo­town and 1960s mu­sic. Oth­er activ­it­ies will in­clude a dunk tank, Fris­bee toss, foot­ball toss and an Elvis trivia con­test.

Tick­ets cost $40, and the pur­chase is tax-de­duct­ible. Chil­dren 12 and young­er are ad­mit­ted free with an adult. Park­ing is free. Food and bever­ages will be avail­able for an ad­di­tion­al cost. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Checks can be made pay­able to The Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia. Pro­moter and Digi Found­a­tion pres­id­ent Charlie Luecke is com­mit­ted to rais­ing money for CHOP be­cause his now 6-year-old grand­son, Thomas Charles Ma­jkowski, was treated at the hos­pit­al for heart is­sues as an in­fant. Today, he is healthy.

Cannstat­ter’s of­fers its ven­ue for free, and the Elvis trib­ute artists donate their time. Last Au­gust, a sim­il­ar event raised $11,200.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-983-5200 or vis­it di­gi­found­a­tion.org ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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