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Long live the King: Elvis returns for Block Party tribute to the King, George’s

Dino Macris as the King, appearing at 5 p.m. on the Community Stage. - Courtesy photo
Dino Macris as the King, appearing at 5 p.m. on the Community Stage.
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of George’s Bakery, Elvis Presley returns for a one-day-only show, 5 p.m. at the Community Stage.

No, it’s not the real Elvis, but actually a pro Elvis impersonator, Dino Macris, godson to George’s Bakery founder George Macris.

The show is sponsored by Nature’s Marketplace, which has been run by Jean Macris, George’s widow, for more than 30 years. George’s Bakery will hand out guitar-shaped cookies for the Elvis event.

Dino Macris has been an avid Elvis fan ever since his boyhood days in the 1960s, when he watched Elvis movies and loved his songs. Singing was a passion, and Elvis was his all-time favorite artist.

Dino started performing as an Elvis tribute artist to bring smiles to the faces of people suffering from cancer. He has performed at many charity functions, including numerous times for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Dino has been an Elvis competitor, winning tribute artist contests in Seattle, Penticton, Canada, and was crowned the King of the Northwest in Canada in 2004.

He believes that there is only one Elvis Presley, and pays tribute to The King by singing his music and performing for those who, like him, keep the Elvis music alive.

You can learn more about Dino at



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