Elvis Explosion wraps up

Things were ‘all shook up’ this weekend at the La Crosse Center.

Sunday afternoon was the final day of Ronny Craig’s Elvis Explosion.

The three-day event brings together Elvis tribute artists from around the world to compete for a grand prize of $15,000.

The 19-year-old event has become a staple in the La Crosse area and draws Elvis fans from around the Midwest.

Three-time champion Tim E Hendry says performing Elvis’ work is fulfilling.

“The joy and fun it brings to his fans the Elvis fans. We keep Elvis’ music alive and going strong. Little kids are Elvis fans all the way to the people who have actually seen him in concert. It just keeps Elvis’ music going generation after generation after generation. It makes people happy,” Hendry said. 

The event raises money for the children’s miracle network.