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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

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Elvis Week Blog 10 - Elvis Week 2018 Wrap Up

BY JON WATERHOUSE They don’t make the appropriate adjectives to describe the phenomenon that’s Elvis Week. To quote the 1973 Elvis tune, “it’s just impossible.” Still I’ll attempt to take care of blogging business by providing a snapshot of the 2018 edition’s greatest hits. This year’s installment came loaded with amazing musical performances, revealing live interviews, eye-widening surprises, fan fellowship and more with Elvis Presley as the unbreakable common thread. Candlelight... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Monday, August 20, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 9 - Elvis and Ronnie Tutt: Back in the Building

BY JON WATERHOUSE Elvis Week Brunch with Ronnie Tutt From the late 1960s until the end of his career, Elvis’ live performances had an undeniable pulse. Certainly, Presley himself provided the electrical force emanating from the stage. The tangible heartbeat of the music came courtesy of drummer Ronnie Tutt. Like D.J. Fontana before him, Tutt’s rhythmic skill not only provided the essential backbone for Elvis’ live sets, but his percussive instincts often deftly accentuated... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 8 - Graceland Museum Magic and Five Food Finds

BY JON WATERHOUSE A Quintet of Museum Magic Even if you’re visiting Graceland for the first time or the 50th, the museums’ eye candy never fails to delight. Thanks to the handy work of the Graceland archives department and their vast well of material, new items and fresh exhibits roll out frequently. Yesterday, I made sure to explore the memorabilia on view in the latest exhibits Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley and Where No One Stands Alone: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley. The... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 7 - Front Row at the '68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration

BY JON WATERHOUSE Die-hards know every note, every scene, every subtle nuance of the landmark 1968 “Elvis” NBC television special. The beloved show –known as the “’68 Comeback Special” in fan speak– captures Presley arguably at his peak. Sleek and inspired, raw and reinvigorated. How could it possibly get any better? It happened last night at the ’68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration. The audience at the Graceland Soundstage witnessed what will go down as one of the most unique and... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, August 17, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 6 - Candlelight Vigil and Exploring The Guest House at Graceland

BY JON WATERHOUSE Candlelight Vigil 2018 Remarkable. Phenomenal. Unrivaled. It may sound like hyperbole to the uninitiated, but these and other adjectives only begin to describe Elvis Week’s Candlelight Vigil. Fans from around the world – a sweeping representation of races, ages and backgrounds – descend upon Elvis Presley Boulevard for this annual event. Thousands participate in the traditional graveside visit on the eve of the anniversary of Elvis’ death. Just after... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 5 - Top 5 Elvis Gospel Concert Highlights

BY JON WATERHOUSE With the release of the new Elvis gospel album, “Where No One Stands Alone,” Elvis’ favorite genre returns to the spotlight. Last night at Graceland’s Soundstage, some of the gospel crooners who sang with the king –and appear on the new disc– did the same. The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Concert brought together Elvis’ Imperials and former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet for an evening of equal parts jubilation and inspiration. The spirited sounds... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 4 - 5 Things to Love About Graceland’s New Chapel in the Woods

BY JON WATERHOUSE Elvis fans can’t help falling in love. Yesterday, in the midst of Elvis Week, Graceland ushered in a new era of romance with the first wedding at the new Chapel in the Woods. Marc Caudel and Julie Guardado, who met at Elvis Week in 2015, exchanged vows, marking the 2,000th wedding, dedication or vow renewal to take place on Graceland grounds. Darlene Love, who sang alongside Elvis, crooned her classic “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” as Guardado walked down the... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 3 - Backstage at the Ultimate: An Interview with host Joey Sulipeck

BY JON WATERHOUSE Throughout this year’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, all eyes and ears remained fixed on the competitors. The glimmering jumpsuits, the robust vocals, the rhythmic moves. It’s their night, especially 2018 Champion Ben Thompson from England. If you ask host Joey Sulipeck, it’s his job to keep it that way. “I’ve always seen my role during the show as the last person you think of,” said Sulipeck, who works as Chief Meteorologist for FOX13 News in Memphis. “I... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Monday, August 13, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 2 - Exclusive: 'Where No One Stands Alone' Producer Andy Childs

BY JON WATERHOUSE Yesterday, for veteran record producer and singer-songwriter Andy Childs, a project born at Elvis Week 2017 came full circle in the very spot it began. Flanked by Lisa Marie Presley, Joel Weinshanker and Sony Music’s John Jackson, Childs and company celebrated the release of “Where No One Stands Alone,” a reimagining of select Elvis Presley gospel songs with new instrumentation and Elvis’ original vocal performances as the centerpiece. Childs and company treated the... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 1 - 10 Reasons to Get Excited About Elvis Week 2018

BY JON WATERHOUSE Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising. Even as I settle in for my sixth stint as Elvis Week blogger, the arrival of this annual celebration of all things Elvis smacks with excitement. Although last year’s installment proved to be a landmark edition, Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland promise the ultimate encore. Elvis Week 2018 offers an array of attractions and not-to-miss events, from time-honored favorites to Elvis Week firsts. So how does an Elvis... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, August 10, 2018
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