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Two "flying" Elvises crash James Burton International Guitar Festival press conference

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James Burton poses for pictures with the two "flying" Elvises who parachuted into Wednesday's press conference. James Burton poses for pictures with the two "flying" Elvises who parachuted into Wednesday's press conference.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

The city of Shreveport gets ready to celebrate one of its own legends this weekend—James Burton.

Friday kicks off the James Burton International Guitar Festival. Festival coordinators announced a special guest who joins the already impressive line up—Vince Gill—Wednesday afternoon.

The press conference was interrupted by not one but two flying Elvises! The kings parachuted to the Municipal Auditorium to bring awareness to the cause the festival raises money for.

“This is all about the children,” said Louise Burton, James’s wife. “It's not about us. It's our love for our future children and our future generation. And if we don't guide them in the right way, what way will they go?”

The festival raises money to buy guitars for children, and the James Burton Foundation helps teach them to play.

This year, the James Burton International Guitar Festival has several free events, as well as the big concert on Saturday night. Check out who all is playing by clicking here.

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