MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elvis Presley’s Graceland® will be lit in red, white and blue as it celebrates the nation’s independence during its “All-American Weekend” on July 1-2. The weekend will include an Elvis tribute concert, VIP Dinner and Reception on the grounds of Graceland, gospel brunch, special “hidden” tour of Graceland, plus will be capped off with a fireworks extravaganza set to Elvis music.
Individual tickets and various packages are available, including the All-American Weekend Hotel Packages at the AAA-rated Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland resort hotel. On July 2, VIP Package holders are invited to an exclusive private reception and BBQ dinner on the beautiful grounds of the Archives Studio located outside and adjacent to Elvis' Stable, along with a toast celebrating America’s birthday in front of the iconic Graceland Mansion. Packages also include tours of Graceland Mansion, Elvis’ airplanes, and Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ which features the world’s largest collection of Elvis memorabilia.
The festivities kick-off on Saturday, July 1 at the Graceland Soundstage with an Elvis Tribute Concert starring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners Victor Trevino Jr. and Pat Dunn. Backed by the EAS Band, Victor and Pat are incredibly talented showmen when it comes to paying tribute to Elvis. Victor, the 2022 Ultimate winner, has been performing professionally for 10 years and has worked with many of Elvis’ colleagues and friends plus has opened for artists such as Donny Osmond, George Wallace, Boys II Men and Foreigner. Pat's award-winning background includes starring roles in Broadway productions of "Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Misérables" in addition to winning the 2021 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
America’s birthday celebration continues Sunday, July 2 at The Guest House at Graceland with The Great American Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring The Blackwood Brothers and Billy Blackwood. An early influence on Elvis, The Blackwood Quartet embraces their long lineage of inspirational music through Billy who has been touring with the Quartet since his teens. The brunch will feature delicious Southern specialties.
On Sunday night, celebrate America’s birthday in the way only Graceland can, with an Elvis-themed fireworks spectacular. The evening is hosted by DJ Argo of SiriusXM Elvis Radio, who will share unique stories of Elvis and Graceland. After the sun sets, America will be celebrated as the sky lights up with an unforgettable fireworks display set to Elvis music. Admission is free to the Elvis Fireworks Extravaganza.*
*Free Admission includes parking at Graceland's main parking lot and access into Elvis Presley's Memphis Ticket Plaza. In the Plaza guests can shop at one of Graceland's gift shops and purchase beverages, snacks or dinner at Vernon's restaurant. Tickets to go inside the exhibits and museums located in Elvis Presley's Memphis are available as a separate purchase.
For those seeking the ultimate Graceland experience, join us early as Graceland’s VP of Archives and Exhibitions Angie Marchese will lead an after-hours, Hidden Graceland Tour at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Limited to just 15 guests, this is as close as guests can come to having their own private tour of Elvis’ iconic home when they will be immersed in the stories that make Graceland the king’s castle. This exclusive experience will provide a glimpse of hidden areas and items not seen on regular tours – and will feature a special photo op inside Graceland Mansion.
Tickets are now on sale for Graceland’s All-American Weekend, including weekend hotel packages and individual tickets, at www.graceland.com/july-4.
About 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 entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the new 80,000 square feet Graceland Exhibition Center featuring rotating exhibits; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort 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. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive ten USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards including “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark,” “Best Musical Attraction,” “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland the most popular attraction in Tennessee and one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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