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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. 

Tickets for Elvis Week are on sale now!

 

 


FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

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

8:00 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. Click here to buy tickets.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Fan Appreciation Day 2015

All day. Elvis Presley Birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi.
Fan Appreciation Day includes live entertainment, unveiling of two new Elvis statues and more. Program will start at about 10:45 a.m. in the event center, followed by the unveiling of the statues. Jake Rowley, Travis Powell and David Lee will perform in the Theater starting at 1 p.m. and their performances are free. Artist Betty Harper will be in attendance, and chances will be sold for a pair of blue suede boots. Visit ElvisPresleyBirthplace.com for more information.


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

1:00 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 $46/adults, $44/seniors and $32/child (7-12 years). Graceland 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.

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

8:00 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. Click here to buy tickets.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

 

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

1:00 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 $46/adults, $44/seniors and $32/child (7-12 years). Graceland 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

5:00-7:00 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

8:00 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. Click here to buy tickets.


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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.


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. This event is now sold out.
* For access, you must show your Ultimate ETA Contest VIP tickets for the Orpheum at the door. This is only for those who have purchased $139 VIP tickets. 

Poplar Tunes and Lauderdale Courts Historic Marker Unveilings

10:00 a.m. 308 Poplar, Memphis.
Sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Commission, a historic marker will be unveiled at the former site of Poplar Tunes, located at 308 Poplar. Then, a group will "walk where Elvis walked" from Poplar Tunes to Elvis Presley's apartment at Lauderdale Courts, 282 North Third Street, where a second marker will be unveiled at 11:00 a.m. Ceremonies will be short due to the heat. All the apartments at Uptown Square/Lauderdale Courts are lived in but one, so respect the privacy of the residents. The Elvis apartment is available for tours every day during Elvis Week. Uptown Square employees will be at the ceremony to assist if you want a tour. Large fan clubs should call 901-523-8862 for group reservations and rates. For questions, contact Jimmy Ogle at 901-604-5002.

Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Elvis Week Fan Reception

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Elvis Presley Trauma Center, 877 Jefferson Avenue.
Celebrate at the Annual Elvis Presley Fan Reception at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. 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 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. Dixie Locke Emmons, Elvis' first girlfriend, will be a special guest. Enter Regional Health One at the main entrance and greeters will then direct you to the reception.

 

Conversations and a Movie featuring "Kissin' Cousins"

2:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Join us for a new event at Graceland for Elvis Week as we screen "Kissin' Cousins," followed by a special Conversations event featuring host Tom Brown and co-star Cynthia Pepper. Tickets are $30. Tickets for this event are available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending 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 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 $69.00 (includes Semifinal on 8/11 and Final Round on 8/13). *The $139.00 VIP ticket is now sold out. A one-day ticket to the Semifinal Round only is also available for $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Orpheum box office.

*Please note: If you purchased 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

USPS Elvis Stamp Sale at Graceland Wall

12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Front Wall at Graceland.
The new USPS Forever Stamp featuring Elvis Presley will go on sale at midnight at the front wall at Graceland for fans who want to be among the first to purchase. Stay tuned to Graceland.com for more information.

 

USPS Elvis Stamp Dedication Ceremony

8:00 a.m. North lawn, Graceland.
Elvis will be commemorated on a USPS Forever Stamp as an inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon Series. Priscilla Presley will join Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan for this First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony. Free and open to the public. Read more about the new Elvis stamp.

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 special guest Tony Brown, a pianist and producer who worked with Elvis, along with other event segments that celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. 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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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.

Sony Music Special Event: "If I Can Dream" Listening Party

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Elvis Presley Car Museum.
Sony Music's RCA/Legacy Recordings will host a very special listening party for a preview of the new album, "If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra." The event will include representatives from Sony Music and special guests. Admission to the listening party is free, but you must have a wristband to attend. Free wristbands will be available for pick-up at Graceland Guest Services on Wednesday, August 12, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Limit one wristband per person. very limited wristbands available so be sure to get yours early. admission for the event will start at 5:30 p.m.

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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.


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;" Dr. John Bakke, a professor emeritus of the University of Memphis who has taught seminars on Elvis; Elvis expert and music producer Roger Semon; and Elvis historian John Jackson, who is vice president of A&R and Content Development at Legacy Recordings. Tickets are $20. Tickets for this event are available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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 musicians  Brad Birkedahl, Will Tucker and singing-duo Gladys and Maybelle. 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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.

 

The Auction at Graceland

7:00 p.m. Graceland Archives Studio.
The Auction at Graceland will include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career. Each and every lot in this auction has been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated, the authority in Elvis and pop culture authentication. Visit gracelandauctions.com to see highlights from the upcoming August auction and find out how to register to bid. Online bidding is open now at gracelandauctions.com. Tickets to attend the live auction event are $20 and will be on sale in the Graceland Ticket Pavilion between 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time. Tickets admit one (1) person and are sold on a first, come, first serve basis. For more about The Auction at Graceland, visit gracelandauctions.com.

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 is sold out. A one-day ticket to the Final Round only is also available for $49. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Orpheum box office.

*Please note: If you purchased 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 include songwriter, singer and actor Mac Davis; Sandy Martindale, who dated Elvis and remained friends with him throughout his life; and Elvis' back-up singers, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay Pederson, and Ginger Holladay, who sang with Elvis on some of his biggest hits. Also appearing are Roger Semon, John Jackson and a Sony panel featuring Priscilla Presley. Individual tickets are $40 - includes both morning and afternoon segments. Tickets for this event are available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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. This event is now sold out.


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. This event is now sold out.

*Please note, VIP tickets are now sold out. 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 11 p.m. - 12 a.m. will include complimentary dessert and non-alcoholic beverages plus cash bar. 


Elvis in Vegas Tribute VIP Post-Concert Party

10:30 p.m. - 11:30 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. This event is now sold out.


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 901-299-2553, 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. Special guests include Elvis' friend and TV game show host Wink Martindale, former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet featuring Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, singer Brenda Lee and former Shelby County Sheriff Bill Morris, who was a friend of Elvis'. Tickets are $30.Tickets for this event are available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.  

Memorial Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Elvis Presley

1:00 p.m. St. Paul Catholic Church, 1425 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis.
Elvis music begins at 12:15 p.m. with mass at 1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact St. Paul Catholic Church at StPaulMemphis.org or (901) 346-2380.

In the Studio with Norbert 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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.


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 available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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 Tribute Industry Awards Show

7:00 p.m. Crowne Plaza Memphis East Hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Memphis.
Presented by Brown Productions LLC. Be a part of the only awards show that recognizes fan favorites in the Elvis Tribute Industry. In 2014, Chris Connor walked away with the award for the Best ETA in the World as voted by the fans and the Tupelo Elvis Festival was named Best Elvis Festival. Join us for the 2nd annual awards show that will feature the presentation of the awards as well as featured performances by some of your favorite Elvis tribute artists and special guests. Don't miss the red carpet arrival of stars and VIPs at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please visit elvistributefest.com. To vote for your favorite, go to balloteer.com/bp/eta. Voting is free, secure and anonymous. Voting ends August 1, 2015.


 

MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

The Auction at Graceland Preview

July 21 - August 13. Elvis Presley Automobile Museum.
View many of the artifacts included in the upcoming August 13 Auction at Graceland at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. (Special ticket is required for admission if not taking the tour). For more information on The Auction at Graceland, visit gracelandauctions.com.

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.

Guest House at Graceland Preview Showroom

August 8-16. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Graceland Crossing. See a preview of what rooms will look like at the Guest House at Graceland, now under construction.

Elvis Bingo

August 8 - 10. 11:00 a.m.-Noon, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m., 3:30-4:30 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. Daily luncheon specials available.

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.

Images of the King

August 9-16. Doc Franklin's Original Images of the King Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase presents a great line-up for Elvis Week, with showcases by Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, Ben Portsmouth, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, Chris Connor, Doug Church, Michael Chambliss and David Lee. 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.

Lowell Hays Trunk Show

August 11: Noon - 2:00 p.m. August 12: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 13: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. August 14: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. August 15: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. August 16: Noon - 2:00 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.

Sandy Martindale Trunk Show

August 11: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. August 12: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. August 13: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza.
Meet Sandy Martindale, longtime friend and former girlfriend of Elvis. See her exquisite line of Swarovski™ crystal accessories ranging from her famous heart Elvis sunglasses to new additions such as a watch, clutch, and more!

Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever Stamp Sales

August 12: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. August 13: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. August 14: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. August 15: 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Green Room Store, Graceland Plaza.
The USPS will be selling Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever Stamps, issuing cancellations and offering exclusive Elvis stamp merchandise during Elvis Week.

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.

 

Dinstuhl's Tasting

August 13, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., August 14, 11:00 a.m. - noon. Souvenirs of Elvis.
Please join Stephanie Land from Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, who will be featuring tastings of our newest chocolate bar: Elvis 80th Milk Chocolate Crunch Bar. Free.


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.

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