Five Things to Expect at Elvis Week 2015

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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

Five Things to Expect at Elvis Week 2015

By Alyssa Long

Somebody please pinch me. As I sit here to write my first official Elvis Week blog post, I can hardly believe this is real life. Can you say “dream come true”? Anyway, allow me to introduce myself! I am Alyssa Long, a Memphis lifestyle blogger and this year’s Elvis Week blogger. As a fan of all things Memphis and all things Elvis, having the opportunity to play this special role during Elvis Week is a huge honor and something I am beyond thrilled to be doing!

You’ll be hearing from me right here throughout Elvis Week where I’ll be highlighting, recapping, and talking about all the fun things going on at Graceland. So, speaking of Elvis Week, whether this is your first visit or your fifty-first visit, here are some things you can expect this year.

1) To Meet Elvis Fans from All Over the World

Elvis Week is truly something remarkable. People travel from all over the world to spend the week in Memphis with other Elvis fans. The best part about it? Everyone who is here has at least one thing in common, they all love Elvis. So, don’t be shy! Make some new friends and if you see me around, definitely say hello!

2) Honor the King

Elvis Week allows everyone to remember the incredible life of Elvis Presley. The Candlelight Vigil is a special time set aside to honor the King of Rock 'n'Roll. I get goosebumps just thinking about the candlelight procession up the Graceland driveway. Elvis is still influencing people every single day. It’s amazing.

3) Do Things You Can Only Do in Memphis

There’s only one Graceland and that’s in Memphis. There are things to be done during Elvis Week that you can’t do anywhere else. I mean, you can’t walk through the Jungle Room anywhere else! That’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

4) Learn Something New and Interesting About Elvis

The amazing people behind Elvis Week have really outdone themselves this year. Throughout the week there are so many different events, special guests, and unique experiences that even the biggest Elvis fans are sure to learn something new.

5) Have the Time of  Your Life

Bottom line, Elvis Week is fun. Whether you’ve been an Elvis fan your entire life or you're new to the party, you will most definitely have an amazing time.

Check out the Schedule of Events to get detailed information about all the Elvis Week events, and come back here for more posts from me!

What's your favorite part of Elvis Week?

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 11:44 AM
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