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. Also, don't miss out on new events such as Elvis A Cappella and be sure to get your tickets to Conversations on Elvis which will feature special guest Priscilla Presley this year.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 8


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 10 will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round on August 12. 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. General admission is $5. Guaranteed entry for advanced online ticket holders. Door for General admission purchases is 8:30 p.m., no general-admission early arrivals will be allowed. No reserved seating and standing room only. General Admission will be available at the door, but space is limited! Want to purchase tickets in advance and get rewarded? Get your tickets at FreshTix.com.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 9


Hound Dog Tour: A Musical City Tour Celebrating Elvis by Backbeat Tours

2:30 p.m. Tour departs from Backbeat Tours window at BB King’s Blues Club, located at 143 Beale Street. Join Backbeat Tours for an Elvis tribute tour with a twist! As unique as the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Elvis’ legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all rolled into one. Hear all your favorite Elvis hits performed live on Memphis’ only music bus while seeing where he grew up, where he went to school, where he worked, and where he dreamed, as well as sites important to his early career. This special 2 hour tour also includes an optional visit inside the Presley family apartment at Lauderdale Courts – second only to Graceland, the Memphis home where Elvis lived in the longest. Meticulously restored to its 1950s appearance, a visit to Apartment 328 of the Courts is like taking a step back in time, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of Vernon, Gladys, and young Elvis. (If you choose to visit Lauderdale Courts, the tour will last approximately 3 hours). The tour includes exciting sites such as Sun Studio, Elvis’ Audubon Drive home, Humes High School, the Overton Park Shell (the amphitheater where he performed his first big show in 1954), Lansky Bros. clothing store, the Memphian Theater and the Chisca Hotel (home of the WHBQ radio station). The Hound Dog Tour has become an Elvis Week tradition, with many passengers returning year after year. Come celebrate the man behind the legend: whether you’re a longtime fan or a new admirer, we guarantee fun for all! The price of the 2 hour tour is $28/adults, $26/seniors and $16/child (7-12 years). The price of the 3 hour tour that includes Lauderdale Courts is $47/adults, $45/seniors and $32/child (7-12 years). Elvis Insiders receive a 10% discount. Tickets may be purchased online at BackBeatTours.com, or by calling Zerve at 800-979-3370 or Backbeat Tours at 901-527-9415.


Elvis Night at the Ballpark with Memphis Redbirds

6:05 p.m. AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave., downtown Memphis. Come out and enjoy a night of fun at the ballpark as the Memphis Redbirds take on New Orleans Zephyrs. The game will feature Elvis entertainment throughout the night along with fireworks set to Elvis music. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit MemphisRedbirds.com.


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 10 will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round on August 12. 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. General admission is $5.Guaranteed entry for advanced online ticket holders. Door for General admission purchases is 8:30 p.m., no general-admission early arrivals will be allowed. No reserved seating and standing room only. General admission will be available at the door, but space is limited! Want to purchase tickets in advance and get rewarded? Get your tickets at FreshTix.com.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 10


Hound Dog Tour: A Musical City Tour Celebrating Elvis by Backbeat Tours

2:30 p.m. Tour departs from Backbeat Tours window at BB King’s Blues Club, located at 143 Beale Street. Join Backbeat Tours for an Elvis tribute tour with a twist! As unique as the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Elvis’ legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all rolled into one. Hear all your favorite Elvis hits performed live on Memphis’ only music bus while seeing where he grew up, where he went to school, where he worked, and where he dreamed, as well as sites important to his early career. This special 2 hour tour also includes an optional visit inside the Presley family apartment at Lauderdale Courts – second only to Graceland, the Memphis home where Elvis lived in the longest. Meticulously restored to its 1950s appearance, a visit to Apartment 328 of the Courts is like taking a step back in time, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of Vernon, Gladys, and young Elvis. (If you choose to visit Lauderdale Courts, the tour will last approximately 3 hours). The tour includes exciting sites such as Sun Studio, Elvis’ Audubon Drive home, Humes High School, the Overton Park Shell (the amphitheater where he performed his first big show in 1954), Lansky Bros. clothing store, the Memphian Theater and the Chisca Hotel (home of the WHBQ radio station). The Hound Dog Tour has become an Elvis Week tradition, with many passengers returning year after year. Come celebrate the man behind the legend: whether you’re a longtime fan or a new admirer, we guarantee fun for all! The price of the 2 hour tour is $28/adults, $26/seniors and $16/child (7-12 years). The price of the 3 hour tour that includes Lauderdale Courts is $47/adults, $45/seniors and $32/child (7-12 years). Elvis Insiders receive a 10% discount. Tickets may be purchased online at BackBeatTours.com, or by calling Zerve at 800-979-3370 or Backbeat Tours at 901-527-9415.


George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion

5:00 p.m. Alfred’s, 197 Beale Street. George Klein hosts a reunion of people who were close to Elvis. Lifelong friends and associates will reminisce, share stories and answer questions. Event is $45.00 and includes dinner and the show. All proceeds go to Make-a-Wish and the EP Charity Dinner. Reservations are accepted by calling Alfred’s at (901) 525-3711.  


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 12. 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. General admission is $10.Guaranteed entry for advanced online ticket holders. Door for General admission purchases is 8:30 p.m., no general-admission early arrivals will be allowed. No reserved seating and standing room only. General admission will be available at the door, but space is limited! Want to purchase tickets in advance and get rewarded? Get your tickets at FreshTix.com.


MONDAY, AUGUST 11

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase

1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Watch as some of the semifinalists for the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest showcase their talents as they prepare for the ultimate contest. Artists performing Elvis tributes during this event will be announced at a later time, but all will be 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest semifinalists. This event will be hosted by Ultimate Contest host Joey Sulipeck. Individual tickets are $20. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).

 

Kids/Youth Karaoke

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Graceland Crossing. Children will receive prizes for participating in our karaoke event. Ages for karaoke are 17 and under. Free.


Jailhouse Rock Movie and Dance Party

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Put on your dancing shoes and break out your black & white stripes for a night filled with Elvis fun and excitement. Kick-off the evening with a screening and sing-a-long of Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock” - sponsored by Warner Bros. Then, after the movie is over, continue to dance the night away with Elvis Radio's DJ Argo as he plays some of your favorite Elvis music. Ticket price includes both movie screening and dance party that follows. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).

*Looking to get "Jailhouse Rock" and other great Elvis movies on DVD? Visit ShopElvis.com for a great selection of Elvis DVDs from Warner Bros. 


TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Hard Rock Cafe, Beale Street. Private event reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. This event is now sold out.


Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Elvis Week Fan Reception

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center, 877 Jefferson Avenue. Celebrate at the Annual Elvis Presley Fans Reception at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis. Speakers to be announced. Light refreshments will be served and tours of the trauma center will be conducted. Included in the tour is a stop by the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center donor wall, where hundreds of plaques recognize donors who have supported the trauma center named in honor of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Enter the Regional Medical Center at the main entrance. Greeters will then direct you to the reception.


Graceland Trivia Tour

5:00 p.m. Event starts at Graceland Ticket Office. Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while simultaneously answering trivia questions to which answers can be found on the Graceland tour. Adult and junior version of the trivia tour will be available. Prizes will be awarded for both adult and junior versions. Tickets are $34 adult; $15 children 7-12; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).

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 2014 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 14. 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 8/12 and Final Round on 8/14) and can be purchased by clicking here. *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 12. The $139 VIP ticket is now sold out, however $69 two-day tickets are still available. A one-day ticket to the Semifinal Round only is also available for $25. Tickets for this event are available through Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at 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 12 for access to the Meet 'n' Greet event. 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event

9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Fans are invited to celebrate Elvis Presley fan clubs during this special event that focuses on the hard work of fan clubs around the world. The event will also feature two guest speaker segments this year, both hosted by Elvis Radio DJ Argo. Guest speaker segments will feature: Jimmy Snow, son of the country music legend Hank Snow who prior to becoming an evangelist in 1958 was in show business – where he recorded on RCA for 7 years and worked closely with Elvis, with whom he became good friends; and Linda Deutsch, who has been with The Associated Press for almost 50 years, but started her writing career off at the age of 12 when she launched an Elvis Presley Fan Club and published a fan newspaper that went to 300 members around the world. Guests will also enjoy an exclusive screening of the new short film "Nobody" which tells the story of Elvis and the spring talent show that sparked the big bang of rock 'n' roll. Fan club presidents will get an invite and registration form directly from EPE to attend the event for free. Individual tickets are $15. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).


American Studio Historic Marker Unveiling

2:00 p.m. 831 Thomas Street, Memphis (in front of Family Dollar Store at the corner of Thomas St. and Chelsea Ave., the former site of American Studios). Sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Commission, an historic marker will be unveiled at the former site of American Studios. Special guests will be in attendance. American Studios is where over 120 hit records, including Elvis' "Suspicious Minds," "In the Ghetto," "Don't Cry Daddy", and "Kentucky Rain," were recorded. Free to the public. For more information, call (901) 604-5002.


“Nobody” World Premiere Screening

5:00 p.m. Studio On The Square, 2105 Court Avenue in Overton Square. Come see the world premiere of the new short film that tells the story of Elvis and the spring talent show that sparked the big bang of rock 'n' roll. The biographical production was filmed entirely in Memphis, recreating true events at Sun Studio and within the Humes High School auditorium where Elvis performed on April 9, 1953. The premiere event will feature a screening of the 15-minute short film, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s Writer, Director and Producer William Bryan, plus lead cast members. Tickets are $12.00 and available by visiting NobodyShortFilm.com or at the door of the event, pending availability. All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


The Memphis Boys Salute

8:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Enjoy an incredible concert event featuring The Memphis Boys with special guests Terry Mike Jeffrey, Scat Springs, and Jennifer Chi. The Memphis Boys were the legendary house band at the American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, between 1967 until it’s closing in 1972. The Memphis Boys include Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, Gene Chrisman, Mike Leech, Reggie Young, and Tommy Cogbill. Inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame, The Memphis Boys have played a large part in American music culture for the past forty years as the sound behind over 120 hit singles including Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds, “In the Ghetto”, and “Kentucky Rain”; Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”; Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man”; and many, many, more. This special concert event will feature them performing some of their Elvis hits, as well as songs from the many other stars they have performed behind for the past forty years. Individual tickets are $40. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).


THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Official Insiders Event

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this year’s Official Insiders Event 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. It will be a special “inside” look at both Elvis and his home, Graceland. Special guest segments to include: Jerry Schilling, Elvis' lifelong friend; The Memphis Boys’ members Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman and Reggie Young; a segment with representatives from Sony and Warner Bros. talking about “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is; Elvis artist and fellow Insider Joe Petruccio; Elvis’ jeweler Lowell Hays; and authors of the new Follow That Dream book "Elvis Presley: Memphis To Nashville '61" Pål Granlund and David English. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).


Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 1

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for an all-new event at the Elvis Week Main Stage this year as Elvis goes a cappella. This exciting 60-minute Elvis show will feature some of the country’s top a cappella groups - Kentucky's Acoustikats, Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee, The James Madison University BluesTones, the Vanderbilt Melodores, and Memphis' own Briarcrest OneVoice. Listen as they harmonize, beat box and dance to some of Elvis’ greatest hits – and some fan favorites as well. An all-new Elvis Week event not to be missed. Individual tickets are $10. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).


The Auction at Graceland

7:00 p.m. Graceland. Elvis Presley’s Graceland will be hosting its first-ever auction of Graceland-authenticated Elvis artifacts. This unprecedented “Auction at Graceland” will be the first auction of a limited number of Elvis artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated LLC, and the first-ever to take place at Graceland. The Elvis Week auction will feature a number of rare and exceptional artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles and one of the world’s biggest and well-known Elvis Presley collectors, as well as items from other private collectors. Auction is open to registered bidders. Auction highlights are available for viewing from August 11-14 at the Graceland Archives and Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. 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 14 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 2014 is named. The show will also feature a performance by 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Dean Z. Backing band for the semifinalists will be the Change of Habit Tribute Band. 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner will receive $20,000 cash, contract to perform with Legends in Concert, a 2014 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) and can be purchased by clicking here. *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 14. The $139 VIP ticket is now sold out, however $69 two-day tickets are still available. A one-day ticket to the Final Round only is also available for $49. Tickets for this event are available through Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at 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 14 for access to the Meet 'n' Greet event.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 2

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for an all-new event at the Elvis Week Main Stage this year as Elvis goes a cappella. This exciting 60-minute Elvis show will feature some of the country’s top a cappella groups - Kentucky's Acoustikats, Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee, The James Madison University BluesTones, the Vanderbilt Melodores, and Memphis' own Briarcrest OneVoice. Listen as they harmonize, beat box and dance to some of Elvis’ greatest hits – and some fan favorites as well. An all-new Elvis Week event not to be missed. *Individual tickets are $10. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).

*Please note this will be a different show than the one performed on August 14.


Conversations on Elvis - Sold Out

1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event lets fans hear from those who worked closest with the king – from friends, colleagues, co-stars, musicians and more. This year's event will feature someone fans will want a front row seat to hear from as Priscilla Presley sits down with host Tom Brown. Additional confirmed guests include: Cynthia Pepper, Elvis' co-star in "Kissin' Cousins" and Elvis' Imperials Terry Blackwood and Joe Moscheo, who were in "Elvis: That's The Way It Is." Individual tickets are $25. Please Note: This event is now sold out. Pending setup of the Elvis Week Main Stage, there may be a very limited amount of tickets that become available the day of the event at the door. Please watch Graceland.com and the Elvis Week app for updates regarding this event. 


Memorial Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Elvis Presley

3:00 p.m. 1425 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116. The Mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church on August 15, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. and music beginning at 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact St. Paul Catholic Church at StPaulMemphis.org or (901) 346-2380.


Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 1

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for an all-new event at the Elvis Week Main Stage this year as Elvis goes a cappella. This exciting 60-minute Elvis show will feature some of the country’s top a cappella groups - Kentucky's Acoustikats, Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee, The James Madison University BluesTones, the Vanderbilt Melodores, and Memphis' own Briarcrest OneVoice. Listen as they harmonize, beat box and dance to some of Elvis’ greatest hits – and some fan favorites as well. An all-new Elvis Week event not to be missed. *Individual tickets are $10. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).

*Please note this will be the same show as the one performed on August 14.


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' grave-site 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.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

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.com.


George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service

12:00 Noon. Main Theatre Building, University of Memphis. Free admission. Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis and celebrity guests. For more information, contact the U of M Department of Communication at (901) 678-2565.


Elvis A Cappella: A Tribute to the King – Show 2

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for an all-new event at the Elvis Week Main Stage this year as Elvis goes a cappella. This exciting 60-minute Elvis show will feature some of the country’s top a cappella groups - Kentucky's Acoustikats, Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee, The James Madison University BluesTones, the Vanderbilt Melodores, and Memphis' own Briarcrest OneVoice. Listen as they harmonize, beat box and dance to some of Elvis’ greatest hits – and some fan favorites as well. An all-new Elvis Week event not to be missed. *Individual tickets are $10. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).

*Please note this will be the same show performed as the one performed on August 14 at 10:00 a.m.


Elvis: That’s The Way It Is VIP Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Private event reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition Exclusive Screening.
Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access pass does not allow entrance into this event.


Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition Exclusive Screening

8:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, downtown Memphis. Join us at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis for the world premiere screening of Warner Bros.’ newly-remastered “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition.” This fan-favorite concert documentary film, re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will debut on Blu-ray for the first time on August 12. Fans in town for Elvis Week will be treated not only to the newly-remastered film, but also some outtakes that have never-before-been-seen on the big screen. Fans will be treated to a special performance by Elvis’ Imperials members Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood, along with Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor. This will be a special farewell performance by Joe Moscheo who recently retired from the group. Fans can also view "Elvis: That’s The Way It Is" related artifacts on display in the lobby direct from the Graceland Archives. This event will be hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Tickets are $89 (VIP) and $35. The $89 VIP ticket is sold out. *The $89 VIP ticket includes front of the house seating, a special VIP reception at the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland prior to the event plus round-trip motor coach transportation to the Orpheum for the event. Tickets for this event are available through Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Orpheum box office.

*The VIP reception will be held at the Elvis Week Main Stage. Guests will enjoy complimentary light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages before boarding motor coach transportation to the Orpheum. For access to the VIP reception at Graceland, you must show VIP ticket at door of Elvis Week Main Stage.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Elvis Gospel Celebration

9:00 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 a acoustic gospel set by Terry Mike Jeffrey plus performances by Terry Blackwood and The Imperials. Individual tickets are $25. Tickets for this event are available through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online here until 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on August 9, tickets will be available for purchase in person at Guest Services or at the door of the events (based on availability).


MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Free Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing

August 9-17. 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 9-17. 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 9-14 and August 16-17. 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.

 

The Auction at Graceland Preview

August 11-14. Graceland Archives and Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. Elvis Presley’s Graceland will be hosting its first-ever auction of Graceland-authenticated Elvis artifacts on August 14. This preview will feature some of the items that will be part of this unprecedented “Auction at Graceland” which will offer a limited number of Elvis artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated LLC, and the first-ever to take place at Graceland. The Elvis Week auction will feature a number of rare and exceptional artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles and one of the world’s biggest and well-known Elvis Presley collectors, as well as items from other private collectors. For more information, visit Graceland.com/Auction.


Graceland Stable Tours

August 14 - August 16. Daily tour times: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tour the stables at Graceland! Artifacts on display as part of the Elvis Presley Stable Tour include saddles used by Elvis and his entourage, personal western wear worn by Elvis, checks and documents related to the purchase of some of Elvis’ horses, and home movie footage of Elvis on horseback at Graceland. Cost is $15. Dates/times are subject to weather conditions, safety issues and availability. Tickets may be purchased at the Graceland Ticket Pavilion on day of the tour.

Elvis Bingo

August 9 - 11: 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 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 9 - 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.

Meet ‘n’ Greet with Betty Harper

August 12 - August 15: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Heartbreak Hotel. Meet artist Betty Harper and see her latest Elvis artwork. Her more than 10,000 drawings of Elvis illustrate the personal side of Elvis. Free.

Meet 'n' Greet with Joe Petruccio

August 12 - August 15: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Everything Elvis, Graceland Crossing. Meet artist Joe Petruccio, view his new fine art pieces, and don’t miss out on exclusive merchandise featuring his artwork.

Lowell Hays Trunk Show

August 11: 2:00 – 4:00 pm. August 12: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 13: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. August 14: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. August 15: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. August 16: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza. Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, the creator of Elvis’ famous TCB ring. View both his fine and fashion jewelry lines featuring items made from the original molds of Elvis’ jewelry. 

Images of the King

August 10-16. Doc Franklin’s Original Images of the King Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase presents a great lineup for Elvis Week with showcases by Shawn Klush, Cody Slaughter, Ben Portsmouth and Dean Z. Elvis’ own Sweet Inspirations and many other talented performers will also be appearing. This year’s Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (not affiliated with EPE’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest) is open to any and all ETAs visiting Memphis during Elvis Week. For more information on Doc Franklin’s Original Images of the King Contest and Showcase, please visit ImagesoftheKing.com or call 1-888-406-5885.

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