Graceland Prepares for the Largest Elvis Week Ever

The Nine Day Event Will Commemorate The 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ Passing

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WHAT:  

Elvis Week 2017

WHO:

Celebrities, Musicians, Friends and Family of Elvis™, Thousands of Elvis Fans

WHEN:

Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 19

WHERE:

Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis and The Guest House at Graceland

MEDIA CONTACT:

David Beckwith 323-632-3277 david@thebeckwithcompany.com

Libby Perry 901-652-1602 lperry@graceland.com

 

Elvis Week 2017 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland® will mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, and is expected to be the largest Elvis Week ever. This will also be the first Elvis Week with the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel.

The celebration will feature more than 30 events held on-site at the Graceland campus, including: the largest ever Auction at Graceland®; live music nightly including an Elvis Gospel Celebration Concert, Salute to Sun Studios and A Band of Legends; the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest®; fan club gatherings; charity events; plus panel discussions with the musicians, co-stars and friends of Elvis that knew him best. And of course, one of the highlights of the week is the annual Candlelight Vigil.

One of the signature events for the week will be the 40th anniversary concert event at the FedExForum in downtown Memphis. Elvis: Live in Concert will showcase a symphony orchestra live on stage with Elvis Presley himself on the big screen. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.

Following is a list of key events. For the full schedule with times, descriptions and locations, visit ElvisWeek.com.

Friday, August 11
Elvis Fan Reunion
Elvis Week Dance Party

Saturday, August 12
35th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup
Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event
The Auction at Graceland in the Guest House at Graceland Theater
The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert

Sunday, August 13
Elvis 101
Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Fan Reception
A Celebration of Elvis Featuring Bouke
A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith

Monday, August 14
Official Graceland Insiders Conference
A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis

Tuesday, August 15
Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends
Songwriters Showcase
Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, August 16
Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio
ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, August 17
Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round

Friday, August 18
Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection
Inside the Archives
Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland Ballroom
The Ultimate Return – SOLD OUT

Saturday, August 19
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round

About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley's Memphis, Graceland's new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel; and 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 Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle and Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10 Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com

Stay connected to Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Elvis Week:
Website: http://www.graceland.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElvisPresleysGraceland
@VisitGraceland on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope
Graceland Blog: http://blog.graceland.com/
Graceland Podcast: http://www.graceland.com/connect/podcast.aspx
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialGraceland
Livestream events: https://livestream.com/ElvisPresleyGraceland
SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, Channel 19: http://www.siriusxm.com/Elvisradio

Contacts

The Beckwith Company
David Beckwith, 323-632-3277
david@thebeckwithcompany.com
or
Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Libby Perry, 901-652-1602
lperry@graceland.com

Release Summary

Elvis Week 2017 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland® will mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, and is expected to be the largest Elvis Week ever.

Contacts

The Beckwith Company
David Beckwith, 323-632-3277
david@thebeckwithcompany.com
or
Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Libby Perry, 901-652-1602
lperry@graceland.com