Elvis Week 2014 Event Schedule Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 17

New events this year include Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King, the introduction of the new Graceland Archives Experience, Graceland multimedia iPad Tour, the groundbreaking of The Guest House at Graceland, the Auction at Graceland, and “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition” screening. Special guests include Priscilla Presley, The Memphis Boys, Joe Guercio, Jerry Schilling, and actress Cynthia Pepper among others. Entertainment throughout the week includes shows at the Elvis Week Main Stage, fan club events, charity fundraisers, finals for the international 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, and more

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--()--Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) has announced an exciting lineup of events for Elvis Week to be held at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Taking place August 8-17, Elvis Week is an annual, multi-day gathering of friends and fans from around the world celebrating the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. It has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an annual pilgrimage for music lovers from around the world. Tickets for all Elvis Week events are on sale now at ElvisWeek.com and Ticketmaster.

This year Elvis Week features many new activities, including a special groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Guest House at Graceland hotel the debut of the new Graceland Archives Experience, the multimedia iPad tour, the Auction at Graceland, Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King and more.

Friday, August 8

 

Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 1

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:00 p.m. at the new Hard Rock Cafe at 126 Beale Street. See some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world compete in the "Last Chance" event.

Saturday, August 9

 

Elvis Night at the Ball Park with the Memphis Redbirds

6:05 p.m. AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave., downtown Memphis. The Memphis Redbirds celebrate Elvis as they take on New Orleans Zephyrs. The game will feature Elvis entertainment throughout the night along with fireworks set to Elvis music. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit MemphisRedbirds.com.
 

Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 2

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:00 p.m. 126 Beale Street.

Sunday, August 10

 

Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Final Round

Winner of the contest will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round on August 12. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:00 p.m. 126 Beale Street.

Monday, August 11

 

Debut of New Graceland Interactive iPad Tablet Tour and Archive Studio Presentation

Media is invited to visit Graceland to see two new offerings on the tour. The Graceland Archives Experience in a new state-of-the-art Archive Studio on the grounds of Graceland for visitors who select the most popular ticket packages, the Graceland Platinum Tour or the VIP tour. The new multimedia tablet tour utilizing iPads and iBeacon technology is for all guests touring the mansion. Please contact us to arrange your visit at 901-332-3322.

 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase

1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Some of the semifinalists for the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest showcase their talents as they prepare for the Ultimate contest.

Tuesday, August 12

 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Hard Rock Cafe, 126 Beale Street.

 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round

7:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, downtown Memphis. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, more than 20 of the best tribute artists in the world will perform Elvis tributes as they compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Wednesday, August 13

 

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event

9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Elvis Presley fan clubs are celebrated during this event that focuses on the hard work of fan clubs around the world. The event will also feature two guest speaker segments this year, both hosted by Elvis Radio DJ Argo. Guest speaker segments will feature: Jimmy Snow, son of the country music legend Hank Snow who prior to becoming an evangelist in 1958 was in show business – where he recorded on RCA for 7 years and worked closely with Elvis, with whom he became good friends; and Linda Deutsch, who has been with The Associated Press for almost 50 years, but started her writing career at the age of 12 when she launched an Elvis Presley Fan Club and published a fan newspaper that went to 300 members around the world.

 

 

The Memphis Boys Salute

8:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. An incredible concert event featuring The Memphis Boys with special guests Terry Mike Jeffrey, Scat Springs, and Jennifer Chi. The Memphis Boys were the legendary house band at the American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1967 until its closing in 1972. The Memphis Boys include Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, Gene Chrisman, Mike Leech, Reggie Young, and Tommy Cogbill. Inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame, The Memphis Boys have played a large part in American music culture for the past forty years as the sound behind over 120 hit singles including Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds, “In the Ghetto”, and “Kentucky Rain”; Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”; Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man”; and many, many, more.

Thursday, August 14

 

Official Insiders Event

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this year’s Official Insiders Event will feature special segments that highlight various parts of Elvis’ life and career. Attendees will enjoy sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event, special guests and much more. It will be a special “inside” look at both Elvis and his home, Graceland. Special guest segments to include: Jerry Schilling, Elvis' lifelong friend; The Memphis Boys’ members Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman and Reggie Young; a segment with representatives from Sony and Warner Bros. talking about “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”; Elvis artist and fellow Insider Joe Petruccio; Elvis’ jeweler Lowell Hays; and authors of the new Follow That Dream book "Elvis Presley: Memphis To Nashville '61" Pål Granlund and David English.

 

The Guest House at Graceland Groundbreaking Ceremony

1:30 p.m. 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. A special groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Guest House at Graceland hotel. Located north of Graceland on the east side of Elvis Presley Blvd.
 

Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 1

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. An all-new event at the Elvis Week Main Stage this year as Elvis goes a cappella. This exciting 60-minute Elvis show will feature some of the country’s top a cappella groups - Kentucky's Acoustikats, Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee, The James Madison University BluesTones, the Vanderbilt Melodores, and Memphis' own Briarcrest OneVoice.
 

The Auction at Graceland

7:00 p.m. Graceland. Elvis Presley’s Graceland will be hosting its first-ever auction of Graceland-authenticated Elvis artifacts. This unprecedented “Auction at Graceland” will be the first auction of a limited number of Elvis artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated LLC, and the first-ever to take place at Graceland. The Elvis Week auction will feature a number of rare and exceptional artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles® and one of the world’s biggest and well-known Elvis Presley collectors, as well as items from other private collectors. Auction is open to registered bidders. Auction highlights are available for viewing from August 11-14 at the Graceland Archives and Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. More info: Graceland.com/Auction

 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round

7:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, downtown Memphis. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the August 14 Semifinal Round compete for the title. The show will also feature a performance by 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Dean Z. The 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner will receive $20,000 cash, contract to perform with Legends in Concert, a 2014 Ultimate ETA Contest belt designed by B&K Enterprises and more.

Friday, August 15

 

Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 2

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for an all-new event at the Elvis Week Main Stage this year as Elvis goes a cappella. Please note this will be a different show than the one performed on August 14.
 

Conversations on Elvis

1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event lets fans hear from those who worked closest with the king – from friends, colleagues, co-stars, musicians and more. This year's event will feature Priscilla Presley with host Tom Brown. Additional confirmed guests include: Elvis’ long-time musical director Joe Guercio; Cynthia Pepper, Elvis' co-star in "Kissin' Cousins"; and Elvis' Imperials Terry Blackwood and Joe Moscheo, who were in "Elvis: That's The Way It Is."

 

Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 1

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Please note this will be the same show as the one performed on August 14.
 

Candlelight Vigil

8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland. After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' grave-site and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary date of Elvis' passing. Media must be cleared in advance.

Saturday, August 16

 

Elvis Presley 5K Run Benefiting Livitup, Inc.

8:00 a.m. The Elvis Presley 5K Run starts and finishes at the Gates of Graceland. 901-316-0377
 

Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 2

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Please note this will be the same show performed as the one performed on August 15 at 10:00 a.m.
 

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition Exclusive Screening

8:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, downtown Memphis. The world premiere screening of Warner Bros.’ newly-remastered “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition.” This fan-favorite concert documentary film, re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will debut on Blu-ray for the first time on August 12. In addition to the newly-remastered film, the screening will also feature outtakes that have never-before-been-seen on the big screen. Additionally there will be a special performance by Elvis’ Imperials members Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood, along with Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor. "Elvis: That’s The Way It Is" related artifacts will be on display in the lobby direct from the Graceland Archives.

Sunday, August 17

 

Elvis Gospel Celebration

9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. The event will feature an acoustic gospel set by Terry Mike Jeffrey plus performances by Terry Blackwood and The Imperials.

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), based in Memphis, manages the operations of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, its related exhibits and attractions, including the Heartbreak Hotel, as well as the Graceland archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the famous home each year. In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and 10Best.com readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.

Contacts

The Beckwith Company
David Beckwith, 323-845-9836
david@thebeckwithcompany.com

Release Summary

Elvis Week is to be held in Memphis, Tenn. at Graceland, August 8-14. It has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an annual pilgrimage for music lovers from around the world.

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Contacts

The Beckwith Company
David Beckwith, 323-845-9836
david@thebeckwithcompany.com