Elvis Week

Schedule of Events


Elvis Week is a celebration of the music, movies and life of Elvis Presley. Join us at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis for a full week of special events that offer something for everyone to enjoy. 

The follow are the ticket on-sale dates for Elvis Week 2015:

  • Graceland Insiders pre-sale will start on Thursday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m. CST. Information on how to purchase during pre-sale will be posted on the Insiders members-only site closer to pre-sale date.

  • General on-sale will start on Monday, May 4, at 8:30 a.m. CST.

 

 


FRIDAY, AUGUST 7


Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 1

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:00 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, Beale Street. Join the Hard Rock Cafe as they host their annual Ultimate Last Chance Elvis Tribute Artist Contest with live ETA performances. The overall winner selected on August 9 will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round on August 11. Be a part of all of the fun as they perform iconic Elvis hits, from every decade, movie and genre that we all know and love from Elvis Presley. More info about ticket prices coming soon.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8


Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 2

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:00 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, Beale Street. Join the Hard Rock Cafe as they host their annual Ultimate Last Chance Elvis Tribute Artist Contest with live ETA performances. The overall winner selected on August 9 will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round on August 11. Be a part of all of the fun as they perform iconic Elvis hits, from every decade, movie and genre that we all know and love from Elvis Presley. More info about ticket prices coming soon.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 9


Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 3

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:00 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, Beale Street. Join the Hard Rock Cafe as they host their annual Ultimate Last Chance Elvis Tribute Artist Contest with live ETA performances. The overall winner selected tonight will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round on August 11. Be a part of all of the fun as they perform iconic Elvis hits, from every decade, movie and genre that we all know and love from Elvis Presley. More info about ticket prices coming soon.


MONDAY, AUGUST 10

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase

2:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, see some of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest semifinalists perform at the Elvis Week Main Stage and show off why they will be competing for the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2015. Artists performing Elvis tributes during this event will be announced at a later time, but all will be 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest semifinalists. Individual tickets are $20. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


Elvis Week Kick-Off Dance Party with DJ Argo

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Kick-off Elvis Week with a dance party hosted by Elvis Radio DJ Argo. Dance the night away to Elvis music at the Elvis Week Main Stage. It's the perfect way to start off a full week of Elvis fun. Tickets are $25. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Hard Rock Cafe, Beale Street. Come out and meet the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest semifinalists at a private reception reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. VIP tickets to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest are $139 and include the best seats in the house at both the Semifinal Round and the Final Round of the contest. If you are interested in attending, please purchase your tickets early as this event sells out each year. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.

Conversations and a Movie

2:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for a new event at Graceland for Elvis Week as we screen one of Elvis' movies, followed by a special Conversations event featuring a star from the film. Film and co-star to be announced soon. Tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round

7:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, downtown Memphis. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, see more than 20 of the best tribute artists in the world perform Elvis tributes as they compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Enjoy hours of Elvis music and entertainment as these winners compete for their chance to advance to the Final Round on Thursday, August 13. The top 10 Elvis tribute artists moving on to the Final Round of the competition will be announced at the end of the Semifinal Round. Backing band for the semifinalists will be the Change of Habit Tribute Band. Two-day tickets are $139.00 and $69.00 (includes Semifinal on 8/11 and Final Round on 8/13). *The $139.00 VIP ticket also includes VIP seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet at the Hard Rock Cafe on August 11. A one-day ticket to the Semifinal Round only is also available for $25. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4. Tickets for this event will be available through Ticketmaster and the Orpheum Box Office.

*Please note: If you purchase the $139.00 VIP ticket for this event, you MUST show your ticket at the door of the Hard Rock Cafe on the morning of August 11 for access to the Meet 'n' Greet event. 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event

10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Fans are invited to this bi-annual event that celebrates the work of Elvis Presley Fan Clubs around the world. The event will also feature a special guest, along with other event segments that celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. Guests and more details to be announced soon. Fan Club presidents will get an invite and registration form directly from EPE to attend the event. Other individuals may purchase tickets for $16. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.

Youth Karaoke

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Graceland Crossing. Children will receive prizes for participating in our karaoke event. Ages for karaoke are 17 and below.

Elvis Country with Andy Childs

7:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Celebrate the country side of Elvis with an evening concert performed by Andy Childs and his band. Elvis, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, not only spent time on the pop charts, but on the country charts as well with hits such as "Always on My Mind," "Lovin' Arms" and "Moody Blue." Join us for an evening of music with Andy Childs performing some of Elvis' greatest country hits. Tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Elvis 101

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Elvis' influence on music, pop culture and society have been studied, analyzed and debated since his music first hit the airwaves in 1954. Elvis 101, with host Tom Brown, will feature scholars, authors and those who have spent hundreds of hours studying Elvis Presley talking in-depth about different aspects of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's life and career. Confirmed guest speakers include Michael Bertrand, author of "Race, Rock and Elvis," and Dr. John Bakke, a professor emeritus of the University of Memphis who has taught seminars on Elvis. More guest speakers to be announced soon. Tickets are $20. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.

A Salute to Memphis Music

3:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Elvis was influenced by the sound and soul of Memphis music - and went on himself to influence the sound coming out of Memphis. During this afternoon concert event, hear Memphis music performed by young talented artists, including musician Brad Birkedahl and singing-duo Gladys and Maybelle. More performers to be announced soon. The show will not only feature Elvis songs, but the sound and soul of other great Memphis musicians. Tickets are $20. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


The Auction at Graceland

7:00 p.m. Graceland. Elvis Presley’s Graceland will host an auction of Graceland-authenticated Elvis artifacts. The auction will include a limited number of Elvis artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC. Auction is open to registered bidders. More information on how to register to bid will be available soon at Graceland.com/Auction.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round

7:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, downtown Memphis. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, enjoy a phenomenal show as the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the August 11 Semifinal Round compete for the title. The excitement will build throughout the night as the group is narrowed down from ten to five before the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2015 is named. The show will also feature a performance by 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Jay Dupuis. Backing band for the semifinalists will be the Change of Habit Tribute Band. 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner will receive $20,000 cash, a 2015 Ultimate ETA Contest belt designed by B&K Enterprises and more. Two-day tickets are $139.00 and $69.00 (includes Semifinal and Final Round). *The $139.00 VIP ticket also includes VIP seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet at the Hard Rock Cafe on August 11. A one-day ticket to the Final Round only is also available for $49. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4. Tickets for this event will be available through Ticketmaster and the Orpheum Box Office.

*Please note: If you purchase the $139.00 VIP ticket for this event, you MUST show your ticket at the door of the Hard Rock Cafe on the morning of August 11 for access to the Meet 'n' Greet event.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Official Graceland Insiders Conference

Morning segment: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Afternoon segment: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, this year's Insiders conference will feature special segments that highlight various parts of Elvis' life and career. Attendees will enjoy sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event, special guests and much more. Special guests and segments to be announced soon. Individual tickets are $40. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.

Elvis in Vegas VIP Reception

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Private event reserved for VIP ticket holders for the Elvis in Vegas Tribute Concert on August 14. Must show VIP ticket or All-Access Pass at door for access. Event includes light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages plus cash bar.


Elvis in Vegas Tribute Concert featuring the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band

8:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for an evening of music at the Elvis Week Main Stage as we celebrate Elvis in Vegas with a special concert event featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band. The night will salute Elvis' career in Vegas through performances of many fan favorites that you may have heard at one of his Vegas shows, plus fans can enjoy Elvis imagery and videos on the big screen throughout the show. VIP tickets* to this event are $89 and include a VIP Reception in the Elvis Presley Car Museum prior to the show (6 p.m.-7 p.m.), front-of-the-house seating at the concert and a VIP Post-Concert Party back at the Elvis Presley Car Museum following the show (10 p.m.-11 p.m.). VIP tickets can be purchased individually or as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Individual tickets are $45. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.

*Please note, VIP tickets to this event are extremely limited and are expected to sell out early. The $89 VIP ticket includes VIP Reception at the Elvis Presley Car Museum prior to the show from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. will include complimentary light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages plus cash bar; Front-of-the-house seating at the concert; and VIP Post-Concert Party  at the Elvis Presley Car Museum following the show from 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. will include complimentary dessert and non-alcoholic beverages plus cash bar. 

 

Elvis in Vegas Tribute VIP Post-Concert Party

10:00 - 11:00 p.m. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Private event reserved for VIP ticket holders for the Elvis in Vegas Tribute Concert on August 14. Must show VIP ticket or All-Access Pass at door for access. Event includes complimentary dessert and non-alcoholic beverages plus cash bar.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

Elvis Presley 5K Run Benefiting Livitup, Inc.

8:00 a.m. The Elvis Presley 5K Run starts and finishes at the Gates of Graceland. After the race, join Livitup, Inc. across from the mansion at Elvis Presley Park on Craft Road for a party under the tent. There will be food, music and fun! For more information, please call Kelly Burrow at 901-316-0377, email kburrow@livitupinc.org or visit elvispresleyrunandwalk.racesonline.com.

Conversations on Elvis

10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, this event will feature those who knew and worked with Elvis. Guests to be announced. Tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.

In the Studio with Nobert Putnam and David Briggs

3:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join Andy Childs as he sits down with some of the musicians who shared the studio with Elvis for an afternoon of music and story-telling. Pianist David Briggs and bassist Norbert Putnam will share their stories of working and recording with Elvis - and will also perform some of their favorite music they played alongside Elvis. This will be a great intimate afternoon event with two musicians who played with the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Individual tickets are $25. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


Candlelight Vigil

8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland. After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Free admission. No tickets or reservations. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary date of Elvis' passing. Free secured parking at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Elvis Sunday Morning Gospel Celebration

10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for a special close out to Elvis Week with a Sunday morning Elvis Gospel Celebration. The event will feature an acoustic gospel set by Terry Mike Jeffrey plus performances by former members of J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet featuring Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are also available as part of the Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass. Graceland Insiders pre-sale begins Thursday, April 30. General on-sale begins Monday, May 4.


MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Free Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing

August 8-16. Continuous presentation of Elvis music performed live by various singers and bands, plus other activities. A schedule for the Elvis Week entertainment tent will be available at the Elvis Week information table upon arrival in Memphis.

Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden

Daily throughout the year, there is a special period of time for free admission walk up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Elvis Week morning walk ups will be from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on August 8-16. Morning walk ups may not be available on August 16 due to the Candlelight Vigil. Elvis Week evening walk ups will be from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on August 8-14 and August 16. Evening walk-ups will not be available the night of August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil.

Graceland Mansion Tours

Available daily. Click here for tour details and pricing.

Elvis Bingo

Dates/times to be announced. Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel. Pick up tickets in hotel lobby 30 minutes before each game (no children under 12 will be admitted). Free.

Children's Activities at Ticket Pavilion

August 8-16. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Graceland Ticket Pavilion. Children can enjoy arts and crafts each day while learning about the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Free.

All details, including guests, time, etc. are subject to change.