Graceland Blog - September 2016

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Ultimate VIP Tour

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Graceland Parking

3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

Only 10 minutes from downtown and 3 minutes from the Memphis Airport.

The Guest House at Graceland

3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

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Graceland Hours

DAILY:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free walk-ups to the Meditation Garden are daily from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 



Graceland Blog


Welcome to the official blog of Elvis Presley’s Graceland! You can take Elvis-inspired quizzes, get first-looks on events here at Graceland and how-to guides on everything you need to know about Elvis and his home. Like Elvis, we come with a little southern charm

Test Your Knowledge - Elvis Presley's Television Appearances

This year on the Graceland Blog, we've been pretty focused on celebrating all of Elvis' many accomplishments from 1956 - including his many television appearances. We haven't covered them all yet, but we're getting there. From his first appearance on "Stage Show" to his celebrated "Aloha from Hawaii" special, Elvis always drew audiences to the small screen. How well do you know Elvis' television appearances? Find out how much you know by taking... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, September 30, 2016
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Elvis Presley’s Homecoming Concert

Just 21 years after he was born there, and eight years after he left with his family as a young teen, Elvis Presley returned to Tupelo, Mississippi, as a star. Sixty years ago this month, Elvis performed a homecoming concert to celebrate his whirlwind success. In his touring years, Elvis performed many concerts in and around Tupelo, but this show, on September 26, 1956, was the big one, complete with a parade, thousands of fans and lots of press. Elvis performed that day in 1956 at... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, September 23, 2016
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The King's Jokers

How do you open up for Elvis Presley? How do you entertain a crowd who’s ready for none other than the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll? In the late 1960s and 1970s, a few comedians found out, when they were asked to be the opening act for Elvis. This was a pretty daunting task, to open up a show for one of the most celebrated entertainers in the world, but these guys took on the challenge – with a smile and a laugh. Elvis’ all-female backing vocal group, The Sweet... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, September 16, 2016
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60 Years Ago Today: Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show

Sixty years ago today, more than 60 million people watched Elvis Presley perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Elvis' first performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" took place on September 9, 1956. At this point in his life, he'd already performed on national television shows like the Dorsey Brothers' "Stage Show" and "The Milton Berle Show." He'd released his debut album and was filming his first movie. He had a few hit... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, September 9, 2016
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In the Studio with Elvis Presley

Fans saw Elvis on stage and on the big screen, but fans never had the chance to see Elvis work in one of his favorite environments – in the studio. And, really, the studio is at the heart of Elvis’ career. It was in studios in Memphis, Hollywood, Nashville and New York, where he cut songs that became No. 1 hits, songs that shook the foundation of American music, and songs that became fan favorites. Elvis had hundreds of recording sessions in many different studios, but... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, September 2, 2016
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