'King Explosion: Three Decades of the King' Brings Elvis Tribute Artists to Mississippi Moon Bar June 26-27

DUBUQUE, IOWA–“King Explosion: Three Decades of the King” will bring together national award-winning Elvis tribute artists for three exciting performances at Mississippi Moon Bar on Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28.

Presley's hits from the 1950’s will be performed by Tyler Hunter. Tyler was the Grand Champion of the Elvis Explosion Competition in 2012, and that same year, represented Tupelo, Mississippi in Elvis Presley Enterprises' Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ competition. Hunter is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actor, and recording artist that has appeared in several mainstream shows across the United States including "Legends in Concert." He portrayed the role of young Elvis Presley in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway show "Million Dollar Quartet!"

Dean Z, performing hits from the 1960’s, has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, “Legends in Concert,” and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

International multi award-winning Elvis tribute artist Tim ‘E’ Hendry, will be performing Presley’s songs from the 1970’s. For over a decade, Tim has traveled all over the world performing his tribute show. Hendry has been awarded champion titles of over two dozen ETA contests, including the Grand Champion of the 2014 and 2015 King Explosion Contest at Diamond Jo Casino.

Showtimes are at 8p.m. on Friday 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday with ticket prices starting at $15, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets are on-sale now at www.MoonBarRocks.com, Diamond Jo Casino’s Diamond Club, the Mississippi Moon Bar Box Office, or by calling 563-690-4800. Visit www.MoonBarRocks.com 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 www.diamondjodubuque.com, on Facebook and on Twitter. Diamond Jo Casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.