Costume contest at The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

If you were not into hanging around the house while random children ring your doorbell begging for candy, you could have attended The Resurrection: The Three Kings.

Don’t confuse them with the kings who followed the star. These were the kings of rock, pop, and country, coming back to life to entertain guests at the Salem Convention Center on Halloween night.

The event was conceived by Taproot Lounge and Cafe’s Christopher Holland.  He created his own unique character, Mercy, who brought forth the famous three in a flurry of smoke and mist.

Guests got into the spirit.   Bryan and Heather Toller came as Pee-wee Herman and Miss Yvonne with genie friend Jambi, aka Robert Salberg.  If you were wondering who to call when Alvin Klausen showed up as the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, it would be his Ghostbuster wife, Sam Klausen.  Around the room artists displayed their work and Anna Lynne and Andrew Kuenzi showed off their creative sides.

First up on stage was the king of pop, Michael Jackson, brought to life by Andrea NewmanKelli Jaecks had a chance to dance along with Thriller; moves she has perfected through Salem’s Thrill the World practices.  Kelli attended with her husband/pirate Ron Jaecks.

Johnny Cash came back to us created by Andrew Hussey. The crowd heard “Burning Ring of Fire” and “A Boy Named Sue.” 

Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete with the king himself, Elvis.  Ladies swooned when Danny Vernon swiveled his hips in a white, bedazzled jumpsuit.

The event was a hit and it most likely will be back next year.

Andrew Hussey, Danny Vernon and Andrea Newman are the three kings at The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Kelli and Ron Jaecks The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Lauren Starr, Emma Heinz, Erin Wallis and Alexx Sielicky attend The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Heather and Bryan Toller at The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Sam and Alvin Klausen attend The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Andrew Kuenzi shows his art at The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Anna Lynne shows her art at The Resurrection: The Three Kings Halloween event on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Mary Louise VanNatta is a Salem public relations professional writing a regular column for Salem Reporter. Tell her about your upcoming event at mlvg@prsalem.com or follow her on Facebook.