Good Rockin’: Machinist to perform Elvis tribute show
SEATTLE — Elvis impersonator Tracy Alan Moore and his band, Rising Sun, will perform a benefit concert in Seattle in August.
Moore’s show will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Seattle Union Hall at 9135 15th Place S.
Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children under 15. VIP tickets are $35. The ticket includes a spaghetti dinner, which starts at 5 p.m. at the hall. Tickets will be available at all IAM 751 union halls in Puget Sound.
The concert will be a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, a California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people across the United States and Canada.
Moore is a Machinists Union member who works for the Boeing Co. in Everett, where he builds emergency stow bins. But for more than 20 years, he has performed professionally as Elvis, including a three-week stint in Las Vegas a decade ago that wasn’t all that much fun for him, he said. The casino management had a set list they wanted every night, and a choreographed dance routine he was supposed to learn and stick to.
His band, Rising Sun, is comprised of professional musicians. Their stage show is patterned after Elvis’ Las Vegas shows in his later years, and covers everything from Elvis’ early rockabilly/rock n’roll songs to his later pop hits and ballads.
Authenticity is important to Moore. “It’s a tribute show,” he said. “I want to go out and do a good job. If people are going to pay their money, make it worth their money.”
This is the second year in a row for Moore and Rising Son to put on a benefit concert for Guide Dogs of America. Last year, more than 200 people came out for their show at the Historic Everett Theatre, which raised $2,900 for the charity.
“Tracy put on an incredible show for more than two hours,” said Les Mullen, who is the president of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-A. “He and his band are great performers who put out a lot of energy to make sure the audience has a good time.
“The fact that he did all this for charity says a lot about who Tracy is,” Mullen concluded.
District 751 is one of the top fundraisers for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past seven years, the union has raised more than $2 million for the charity.
Originally formed in 1935 by hourly workers at Boeing, District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents some 33,000 working men and women at 53 employers across Washington and California.