July 4 Spectacular: Elvis Lives

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Elvis impersonations won’t get any more epic than this until they open a Graceland-themed Gothic cathedral: On the Fourth of July, Orange County Pacific Symphony lines up behind Kraig Parker, who not only looks and sweats the part, but is available for weddings, too! There could be no more classically American way to celebrate the birth of our country—unless Babe Ruth came out to do some guitar leads on “Mystery Train.” Expect comeback-style grandiosity and big hits puffed up as big as they can possibly go—and then there’ll be fireworks. Is this what Elvis fans see when they dream?
Mon., July 4, 8 p.m., 2011