If you are an Elvis enthusiast the Vic Juba Community Theatre will be the place to be on Saturday, September 17 as they host Elvis: The Early Years presented by Jaedyn’s Tributes.
Jaedyn Pilon is an Edmonton born (2002) artist, and began showing a love for music at an early age while watching the children’s TV show, the “Wiggles.” By age six his interest in music had shifted to the Beatles when he performed ‘Twist and Shout’ as John Lennon during his very first stage performance in his grade one talent show. While researching the Beatles over the year’s Jaedyn’s interest in other artists and the music of the 50s and ’60s was ignited as he discovered artists such as Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and of course Elvis Presley.
According to his website, Jaedyn caught the Elvis bug after his guest appearance at the 2015 Blue Suede Music Festival held in Busby, Alberta, and in 2016 he, “made history as the youngest competitor to perform in the 15th Annual Penticton Elvis Festival, placing among the top seven finalists. Since then he has competed and won many awards including 1st place in the Lake George Elvis Festival Non-Pro division in 2018.”
It is said that Jaedyn’s love of music, especially of Elvis is evident in his shows as he strives to create an authentic experience for his audience, and his meticulous attention to details are reflected in his performances with his replica costumes and vintage instruments he uses.
The Vic Juba Community Theatre describes the show as a high-energy and entertaining show that will bring attendees back in time to the golden age of Rock n Roll, while Jaeydn recreates some of the most iconic moments of Elvis’ career starting in 1954 to his final concert in 1961.
It is also said that Jaedyn is a regular performer in Alberta and surrounding provinces for organizations such as Royal Canadian Legions, Lions, Rotary, Oilwives, Chambers of Commerce, various senior residencies/lodges, and private parties, and his charity work includes performances for the Fort McMurray Fire Relief and Cancer Fundraiser.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 and are available at the Vic Juba Community Theatre website at https://tickets.vicjubatheatre.ca/