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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's Elvis Week Here In Memphis

August 10-17, 2013

People are here this week from all around the world to visit Graceland and to remember Elvis. There are many things that you can do in Memphis for Elvis week.

1.  On Friday August the 16th, Elvis Aloha From Hawaii is having the 40th Anniversary screening at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 p.m., this is for one night only. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Ticketmaster outlets or from the Orpheum Box Office.

2.  The 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The semifinal round is: Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00p.m. and the final round is: Saturday, August 17th at 7.00 p.m.. This is held at the Cannon Center for the Preforming Arts, 225 N. Main.Two day tickets are $69 and include both Semifinal and Final Round. Semifinal Round only ticket is $25. Final Round ticket is $49. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or at any Ticketmaster Outlet or call the Cannon Center Box Office.

3.  At Graceland on Wednesday, August the 14th:

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Walk up to The Meditation Garden
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet and Greet
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Dinstuhls Chocolate Sampling
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.   Meet and Greet with Betty Harper
1:00 p.m.                    Conversations on Elvis
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.     Lowel Hayes Trunk Show
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.     Meet and Greet with Joe Petruaccio
5:00 p.m.                    Graceland Trivia Tour
7:00 p.m.                    Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     Walk up to The Meditation Garden

4.  At Graceland on Thursday, August the 15th:

7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.    Walk-up to The Meditation Garden
9:00 a.m.                    Elvis Gospel Celebration
12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Meet an Greet with Betty Harper
1:00 p.m.                    Elvis Presley Fan Club
3:00 p.m.                    Elvis Memorial Mass
3:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Dinstuhl's Chocolate Sampling
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Meet and Greet with Joe Petraccio
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Lowell Hayes Trunk Show
8:30 p.m.                   Candlelight Vigil

5. At Graceland on Friday, August the 16th:

12:00 p.m.                 George Kein's Elvis Memorial Service
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Lowel Hayes Trunk Show
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Aloha From Hawaii VIP Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Walk Up To Meditation Garden
7:30 p.m.                   "Aloha from Hawaii" 40th Anniversary Anniversary Enhanced Screening
10:00 p.m.                 Aloha from Hawaii After-Party

6.  At Graceland on Saturday, August the 17th:

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Walk up to The Meditation Garden
8:00 a.m.                   Elvis Presley 5K Run
10:00 a.m.                 Official Elvis Insiders Event
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Lowel Hayes Trunk Show
3:00 p.m.                  Elvis Celebration Concert
7:00 p.m.                  Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round 
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.  Walk up to The Meditation Garden

Schedule Subject to Change

7.  Download the Free Elvis Week App at the iTunes Store., Google Play or at

8.  Stay Connected with Elvis:   
     Elvis on Google+Hangouts
     @Official_Elvis_Presley on Instagram  Tag your photo's #Elvisweek also the same on Twitter.

9.  Elvis At Stax
    Deluxe 3-CD Set A Definitive Collection That Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Legendary        Sessions at Stax Studio  In Stores August 6, 2013

10. Lansky -Clothier to the King

     A Memphis clothing tradition since 1946. Located in the historic Peabody Hotel Visit instore or
     online at:

11. Elvis Fans See Eight New FTD Releases In 2013

     Visit to get more information about recent and past FTD releases. To purchase
     FTD's visit

12. The Ultimate Returns For 2014

      Tupelo Elvis Festival  June 5-8, 2014 Tupelo, MS

13. Meet 2013 Elvis Week Online Host, Brad Birkedahl

     Brad will be bringing Elvis fans daily online updates with behind-the-scenes interviews, video               and more at

14. The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event

     The Tour continues in 2013-2014 to a theater near you. For ticket information visit  

15. Elvis 2013 Candlelight Vigil  August, 15-16, 2013

      Time: 8:30 p.m. Where: Outside the gates of Graceland
      Elvis Presley Enterprise will provide a live feed of the first hour of the Candlelight Vigil on for those around the world who are unable to be in Memphis.

      History: Within hours of the announcement of Elvis Presley's death on August, 16, 1977, at 42. 
      thousands of fanscrowded the gate area in front of the Graceland Mansion in an expression of         grief, shock, disbelief and love.  Thousands upon thousands of people all over the world felt as 
      suddenly lost a close friend or member of the family. Such was the relationship Elvis had with his

      On the first anniversary of Elvis' passing a number of fans gathered outside the gates with candles
      and spent an evening talking and reminising. The next year there were more. The Austin-based
      Elvis Country Fan Club organized an opening ceremony. Each year, more and more fans came to
      Memphis that week for the candlelight tribute and various other activities started getting organized.
      When Graceland opened for public tours in the summer of 1982, fans suggested to the 
      management that the gated be open during their candlelight tribute, allowing them to walk in 
      single-file up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down. The management agreed.

      Responding further to the growing influx of fans in August, Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises,
      Inc.(EPE) to the lead in organizing Elvis Week, which has grown in its diversity of events.  The
      solemn and beautiful Candlelight Vigil continues to be the climatic event of Elvis Week, which
      otherwise is a high-energy mix of music, dance, sports, social and charitable events presented
      by Graceland/EPE, Elvis fan clubs and many participating organizations.  It all happens in an
      atmosphere of international, multigenerational, multicultural friendship and camaraderie.

      Elvis Week as a whole and The Candlelight Vigil in particular have become a cultural 
      phenomenon known all over the world.  Source:

16. Million Dollar Quartet

     The Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical inspired by the electrifying true story.
     National Tour

17. Celebrate Elvis on a Mississippi River Cruise between Elvis Memphis and New Orleans!

     American Queen Steamboat Company, Call at: 888-749-5280 or vist online at

18. Marlowe's Ribs & Restaurant  4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN  Just one mile south of Graceland 901-332-4159

19. Sun Studio Birthplace of Rock And Roll,  Est. 1950, Memphis, TN

     When 18 year old Elvis Presley walked into the legendary Sun Studio for the first time, He was
     asked who he sounded like. And he said, "I don't sound like nobody." And he sang like nobody ever      had... with the honesty and soul of the blues and the unleashed wildness of an all night party.

20. Memphis Riverboat Rides

     Purchase tickets by phone, online or in our nautical gift shop. At the foot of Beale St. 251  
     Riverside Dr. Memphis, TN 901-527-BOAT (2628) or
     30 minute thrill ride on the Mighty Mississippi River

21. Graceland Events

      Save these dates for upcoming Graceland Events:

      Graceland Lighting Ceremony ~ November 22, 2013
      Christmas At Graceland         ~ November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
      Elvis Birthday Celebration      ~ January 8-11, 2014
      Scouts Rock At Graceland    ~  March 29, 2014
      Elvis Week 2014 ~                   August 11-17, 2014

22. 60 Years of Rock And Roll

     Come Celebrate in 2014    1954-2014

23. All Elvis, All The Time

     Broadcasting live from Graceland.  Elvis Radio Exclusively on SiriusXM
     See complete details at Credit Card Required

24. Pictures

Priscilla And Elvis's Wedding Cake

 2012 Christmas at Graceland

 Elvis Presley
 "The Million Dollar Quartet"! Dec.4th,1956 at Sun Studio.
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash
Elvis Presley
 Skateland Lamar Ave.

Sun Studios
Elvis Stamp
Elvis In The Army
 Elvis's Body Leaving Hospital

Elvis Casket Entering The Mausoleum 
Both sides of sidewalk lined with flowers.
 Commercial Appeal announcing his death
The Mausoleum and flowers
Mourners overcome by heat and emotion waited to view
Presley;s body at his Estate.
 Elvis showing off his stripes
Elvis In Concert
A Younger Elvis
Elvis funeral at the Mausoleum
Outside the gates of Graceland after hearing of his death.
The Daily Mail Headlines
Ambulance coming to Graceland

Crowd outside of Gates at Graceland
Elvis leaving Graceland
 Crowd watching Motorcade
The Mausoleum
 A Young Elvis

Plaque outside of Graceland Wall
 Elvis Presley

Sun Headlines
Someone placing flowers at his grave outside The  Mausoleum
Body leaving Graceland
 Elvis In Concert

The Meditation Garden
 Crowd waiting outside gates for Motorcade to leave
Daily News and New York Post
Elvis's Funeral Procession

Newspaper person selling newspapers on Graceland

 Elvis's Funeral Procession on Elvis Presley

 Elvis and Priscilla

 President Nixon and Elvis in the Oval Office
Priscilla and Elvis cutting their Wedding Cake
Crowd outside walls of Graceland
 Vernon Presley placing a rose on Elvis's grave in the Meditation Garden
Elvis Presley In Roustabout
Source: Internet