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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

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Celebrating Elvis Presley's First Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (September 9, 1956)

The Ed Sullivan Show is celebrating the king with a special rollout of Elvis' performances on the show revamped in HD. Tune in to The Ed Sullivan Show's official YouTube channel to check out all of these great tribute videos! 64 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, ... Read More
at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Elvis Week Blog 6 - The Jungle Room Bartenders Raise a Glass to Elvis

BY JON WATERHOUSE It may be mid-afternoon in the middle of Elvis Week, but a Polynesian pop of a party shakes its figurative grass skirt in the Jungle Room Bar, a fresh-out-of-the-box libation station in the new, sprawling Graceland Exhibition Center.   Elvis music echoes off the walls as fans hoot over a game of name-that-tune. Yet the real action flows from behind the bar. Carlos Rivas, wearing a replica of Elvis’ red floral button-up shirt from “Blue Hawaii,&... Read More
at Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Elvis Week Blog 5 - Elvis Week Tattoos - Fan Passion Runs Beyond Skin Deep

By Jon Waterhouse Many dyed-in-the-wool Elvis admirers make a lifelong commitment to fandom. Some display it in the most permanent way possible: an Elvis tattoo.  They view it as a badge of honor where artistic expression meets affection that runs beyond skin deep. Elvis Week vet Christina Holgate of Calgary, Canada is one of a myriad of fans who took the plunge, braving the needle for the love of the king.   Spanning from the top of her left shoulder to her elbow, Christina&rsq... Read More
at Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Elvis Week Blog 3 - Elvis Inspires Dean Z to Keep on Rocking

By Jon Waterhouse Dean Z was born to be a rocker, literally. And evidence exists. A video circa 1987 shows a 3-year-old, jumpsuit clad Dean performing “Jailhouse Rock” with more swagger than a post-toddler should have, just a month after the kid saw Elvis on TV for the first time.  Today the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist keeps rolling upward, achieving some of the highest acclaim and visibility of any performer of his kind. Using an intense appreciation and inspiration... Read More
at Sunday, August 11, 2019

Elvis Week Blog 2 - Behind The Scenes of the Ultimate Elvis After Parties

By Jon Waterhouse For Elvis devotees like entertainer Jeff Lewis, the music never stops. Moments after last night’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Semifinal Concert at the Graceland Soundstage, the celebration continues as fans hurriedly migrate into the neighboring Graceland Exhibition Center for the after-party. As it makes its Graceland campus debut this year, Lewis’ annual, all-star, Elvis-infused jam session concept proves more popular than ever. Fans already inside erupt a... Read More
at Saturday, August 10, 2019

Elvis Week Blog 1 - 3 New and Noteworthy Not-to-Miss Events

BY JON WATERHOUSE To quote Elvis’s “All Shook Up,” right about now “I’m itchin’ like a man on a fuzzy tree.” My seventh time around as Elvis Week blogger has me coming down with a seven year itch of another kind, one with excitement and anticipation for the ultimate Elvis-themed celebration. And I’ll get relief by diving head first into all Elvis Week has to offer. The challenge? Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland have a whopping line-up ... Read More
at Friday, August 9, 2019

Elvis Week Tips and Tricks

Elvis Week 2019 is only weeks away.  For some Elvis fans, this will be their first Elvis Week. Looking at the schedule, it may all seem a little daunting – so much to do! So many cool things to see! So many shows to attend, so many autographs to get. We asked Elvis Week veterans for their best tips and tricks to help Elvis Week first-timers navigate their first Elvis Week. Here are a few of their tips – with a few of ours mixed in.  Thank you, thank you very much to t... Read More
at Thursday, July 25, 2019

37 Things to Do at Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland opened to the public 37 years ago today, on June 7, 1982. Since then, more than 21 million people have walked through the door, the experience has evolved and delved deeper into Elvis’ life, the campus has more than doubled and – best of all – Graceland has helped continue and strengthen Elvis’ legacy. New fans are made every day as they explore the mansion and Graceland’s museums and exhibits.  Need a list of fun things to ... Read More
at Friday, June 7, 2019

10 Things to Know About Elvis and Graceland

This past Sunday, 19 of music’s biggest stars honored Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, with the two-hour NBC special, “Elvis All-Star Tribute.” Long-time Elvis fans loved the show’s ’68 Special theme, the Elvis clips and personal home movies, and the way the stars honored the king with their thoughtful tributes. What we hope is that the fans of those 19 stars – Yolanda Adams, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker... Read More
at Friday, February 22, 2019

Bret Michaels, Billy Gardell to Kick off Graceland Live Shows

It's a partnership made in rock 'n' roll heaven: Elvis Presley's Graceland has partnered with Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, to bring you Graceland Live - live concerts at Graceland! The shows aren't actually on the mansion grounds - but they are just steps away, at the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex (across the street from the mansion) and The Guest House at Graceland Theater at the hotel near... Read More
at Friday, February 8, 2019