MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis Week is a nine-day event that commemorates the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing with celebrities, musicians, friends and family of Elvis™ and thousands of Elvis fans Aug. 11-19 at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis and The Guest House at Graceland.
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Elvis Week 2017 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 www.ElvisWeek.com.
Friday, Aug. 11
Elvis Fan Reunion
Elvis Week Dance Party
Saturday, Aug. 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, Aug. 13
Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Fan Reception
A Celebration of Elvis Featuring Bouke
A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith
Monday, Aug. 14
Official Graceland Insiders Conference
A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio
ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, Aug. 17
Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
Friday, Aug. 18
Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection
Inside the Archives
Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland Ballroom
The Ultimate Return
Saturday, Aug. 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 No. 1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll.
For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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