It was 37 years ago when we lost a King. No not King George VI (that was 1952), or Stephen King (he’s still living/writing), but the King of Rock n Roll…Elvis Presley. Whether you swooned over his rocking hips, cried to one of his ballads, or didn’t even like him, he still goes down in history as changing the sound of music and introducing the world to Rock n Roll.
Over 1/2 a million people travel from around the world, to walk up to the gates of Graceland to get a glimpse of how this King lived and pay their respect. Thanks to the efforts of Priscilla, these hallowed grounds have been preserved and saved for fans to enjoy, cherish, and remember the King.
Final Jeopardy Appearance: “Purchased in 1957 and called “the second most famous home in America” it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006″ -What is Graceland
It’s overwhelming to walk through the trophy building to see the hallway of golden records, Grammys, and other awards. You never truly understand his impact on music until you witness and experience Graceland.
If you are an Elvis fan, Elvis week has been marked on your calendar for months now, your flight is booked, you’ve asked off work from August 8-17, and you’ve been listening to Elvis XM Radio for the past month to prepare. West Tennessee is ready to welcome visitors from all over the globe! Check out the events that are going on to remember the King!
Aug 8, 8:30pm – Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 1 (Hard Rock Cafe)
Aug 9, 2:30pm – Hound Dog Tour: A Musical City Tour Celebrating Elvis by Backbeat Tours
6:05pm – Elvis Night at the Ballpark with Memphis Redbirds
8:30pm – Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Art Contest – Round 2
Aug 10, 2:30pm – Hound Dog Tour: A Musical City Tour Celebrating Elvis by Backbeat Tours
5:00pm – George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion
8:30pm – Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Art Contest – Round 3
Aug 11, 1:00PM – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase
1:00-2:30pm – Kids/Youth Karaoke
7:00-11:00pm – Jailhouse Rock Movie and Dance Party
Aug 12, 10:00-12:00pm – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet & Greet
10:00-12:00pm – Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Elvis Week Fan Reception
5:00pm – Graceland Trivia Tour
7:00pm – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
Aug 13, 9:00am – Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event
2:00pm – American Studio Historic Marker Unveiling
5:00pm – “Nobody” World Premiere Screening
8:00pm – The Memphis Boys Salute
Aug 14, 9:00-12:00pm – Official Insiders Event
1:30pm – The Guest House at Graceland Groundbreaking Ceremony
3:00-4:00pm – Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King
7:00pm – The Auction at Graceland
7:00pm – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round
Aug 15, 10:00-11:00am – Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King
1:00pm – Conversations on Elvis
3:00pm – Memorial Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Elvis Presley
5:00-6:00pm – Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King
8:30pm – Candlelight Vigil
Aug 16, 8:00am – Elvis Presley 5K Run Benefiting Livitup, Inc.
12:00pm – George Klein’s Elvis Memorial Service
5:30-7:00pm – Elvis: That’s The Way It Is VIP Reception
8:00pm – Elvis: That’s the Way It Is – Special Edition Exclusive Screening
Aug 17, 9:00am – Elvis Gospel Celebration
For More information about Elvis Week check out Graceland’s Website