King Explosion Contest Brings Together Twenty Elvis Tribute Artists at Mississippi Moon Bar on June 26-28

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Watch twenty Elvis tribute artists compete in the King Explosion contest, accompanied by the Change of Habit Tribute Band and hosted by Ronny Craig on Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.
King Explosion is an international showcase and competition that features the world’s top Elvis tribute artists.  The winner will return to the Mississippi Moon Bar stage in January 2016.  The event is hosted by national personality Ronny Craig. Craig has been featured as an Elvis tribute artist in such films and television specials as “Almost Elvis” and “The Men Who Would Be King.”

Semifinals will be held on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m.  Finals will be held on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices start at $25. Tickets are on sale now at; the Diamond Jo Casino’s Diamond Club, Mississippi Moon Bar Box Office or by calling 563-690-4800. Visit to view all upcoming concerts, comedy, Club 84 and other special events at Mississippi Moon Bar. Mississippi Moon Bar is age restricted, attendees must be 21 years or older.

About Diamond Jo Casino

Located in the heart of the Port of Dubuque, Diamond Jo features a 33,000-square-foot casino with 1,000 slot machines and 20 table games; five unique dining experiences, including the award-winning Woodfire Grille steakhouse; unforgettable live entertainment at the Mississippi Moon Bar; and 30 lanes of bowling at Cherry Lanes. More information on Diamond Jo can be found at, on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@DiamondJoDBQ). Diamond Jo Casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of  22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at Boyd Gaming and Diamond Jo press releases are available at