Elvis Week 2019 Preliminary Schedule of Events Announced
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Elvis Week 2019 Preliminary Schedule of Events Announced

Graceland is excited to announce its preliminary line-up of events for Elvis Week 2019 to help as you begin to make your plans for August. More details, including additional events and guests will be announced the week of January 28, with tickets on sale soon! 

There will be exciting changes at Elvis Week 2019, including our live music pavilion that will feature continuous live entertainment and a comfortable area for fans to recharge and reconnect. Whether this is your first time or you have been coming for many years, this is the perfect year to experience Elvis Week in Memphis with exciting new changes, an all-star line-up of guests and more free events than ever before!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet ‘n’ Greet
10:00 am – 11:30 am. Guest House Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. ETA VIP Ticket Package Buyers only.
Purchasers of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest VIP Ticket Package are invited to a meet ‘n’ greet with the semifinalists of the 2019 contest. Mingle with the 2019 semifinalists, take pictures and enjoy light appetizers and refreshments. Hosted by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Dean Z
Elvis Tribute Artist Afternoon Concert
2:00 pm. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. 
More details to be announced soon.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis
Experience the ultimate competition as 20 of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world take the stage at Graceland to see who will take home the crown of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2019. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, with contestants backed by the EAS Band, the audience will experience an amazing night of live entertainment as the field is narrowed from 20 competitors down to 10 finalists, who will take the stage the following evening for the final round of the competition. See a list of semifinalists who have already qualified.
Ultimate Elvis Week After- Party Hosted by Jeff Lewis
Immediately following show until 12:00 am. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Free to all Semifinal Round Ticket Holders. 
The party continues after the Semifinal Round in the streets of Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Hosted by Jeff Lewis, many of your favorite Elvis tribute artists will be jamming on the outdoor stage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Cash bars and food will be available – and restaurants, gift shops and exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis will remain open until 11:00 pm. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Elvis Unplugged Starring Dean Z & Friends
2:00 pm. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. 
Join Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z for an afternoon at the Guest House Theater where he will be joined by fellow Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Jay Dupuis, plus other surprise guests, for live Elvis music and personal stories. An intimate acoustic experience among friends sharing music, laughter and fun.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis 
The 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will end as the winner is crowned during the Final Round of the competition. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the Semifinal Round will return to see who is crowned the 2019 winner – and will take home a $20,000 prize. Enjoy more than 20 performances by our finalists, backed by the EAS Band, plus a feature performance by 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Ben Thompson. A fun and exciting night of competition! 
Ultimate Elvis Week After- Party Hosted by Jeff Lewis
Immediately following show until 12:00 am. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Free to all Final Round Ticket Holders. 
The party continues after the Final Round in the streets of Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Hosted by Jeff Lewis, many of your favorite Elvis tribute artists will be jamming on the outdoor stage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Cash bars and food will be available – and restaurants, gift shops and exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis will remain open until 11:00 pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Elvis Unplugged Starring Dean Z & Friends
2:00 pm. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland.
Join Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z for an afternoon at The Guest House Theater where he will be joined by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Ben Thompson, plus other surprise guests, for live Elvis music and personal stories. An intimate acoustic experience among friends sharing music, laughter and fun.
The Ultimate Return
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis 
Hosted by Dean Z, enjoy an incredible live concert featuring past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winners. Performers include 2018 Ultimate winner Ben Thompson, 2011 Ultimate winner Cody Slaughter and the first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Shawn Klush. Plus, our newly-crowned 2019 Ultimate winner, who will be selected the night before during the Final Round competition, will take the stage in an opening feature performance.
Ultimate Elvis Week After- Party Hosted by Jeff Lewis
Immediately following show until 12:00 am. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Free to all Ultimate Return Ticket Holders. 
The party continues after the Final Round in the streets of Elvis Presley’s Memphis Hosted by Jeff Lewis, many of your favorite Elvis tribute artists will be jamming on the outdoor stage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Cash bars and food will be available – and restaurants, gift shops and exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis will remain open until 11:00 pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Elvis Tribute Artist Afternoon Concert
2:00 pm. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. 
More details to be announced soon.
Elvis: The Rocker Starring Dean Z
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
See Elvis’ most electrifying performances performed live on stage by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z in his first solo performance at Graceland. This fast-paced show will be exciting, non-stop entertainment from the time Dean Z takes the stage through his closing number. A not-to-be missed concert experience! 
 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

American Sound Studio Panel
10:00 am. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Enjoy stories and memories from those who shared the studio with Elvis in 1969 for his legendary recording sessions at American Sound that produced songs such as “Suspicious Minds,” “In the Ghetto” and “Don’t Cry Daddy.” Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed panelists include Memphis Boys Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman, who were members of the legendary house band at the American Sound between 1967 until it’s closing in 1972; Mary and Ginger Holladay, who sang back-up vocals; with more special guests to be announced soon.
The Auction at Graceland 
12:30 pm. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. 
Fans and collectors from around the world will have the opportunity to participate on-site and online for this auction, featuring artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated. All items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. To register and bid online, visit GracelandAuctions.com.
Elvis Week Bash
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. 
Enjoy an evening at Elvis Presley’s Memphis with music, drinks, food and fun! Dance to Elvis music by DJ Argo at Presley Motors while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bars, test your Elvis knowledge during our trivia contests, see newly expanded Elvis exhibits and more!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Fan Celebration Event
10:00 am. Guest House Ballroom 
Join us for a special event that celebrates what it means to be an Elvis fan and the friendships that have been built over the years based on that special bond. This event will feature fan stories, prizes, competitions and more. Plus, enjoy a special salute to Elvis’ over 400 official fan clubs who continue to carry on his legacy around the world.
Founders Reception
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Founders Lounge. 
Private event for Founders only. Interested in becoming a Founder? Click here to find out more about The Founders.
American Sound 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. 
Enjoy an incredible night of music as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ legendary recording sessions at Memphis’ American Sound Studio. Join Memphis Boys Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman, along with special guests the Holladay Sisters, Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Conversations on Elvis Panel
10:00 am. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Hear personal stories and favorite memories from Elvis’ friends and family. Hosted by Tom Brown, this will be a celebration of Elvis’ legacy from those who knew him best.
Memories of Elvis Dinner Banquet
5:00 pm. Guest House Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. 
Reserved for Guest House guests who booked their Elvis Week stay before September 4, 2018 and will be staying at The Guest House the night of August 15, 2019. Special VIP guest of honor to be announced soon. Guests who are eligible to attend will be notified via email with additional details.
Candlelight Vigil
8:30 pm. 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. 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 of Elvis' passing. The Candlelight Vigil will be open for all to attend. No special passes or wristbands are required to participate in the Candlelight Vigil. All guests will be required to pass through security checkpoint.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Elvis Gospel Brunch
9:30 am – 11:00 am. Guest House Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland.
Enjoy a Memphis-style breakfast while enjoying live gospel music by the Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
1969 50th Anniversary Concert – Elvis Returns to Vegas
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ triumphant return to the stage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas with a celebration concert featuring those who shared the stage with Elvis that evening. The concert will feature Elvis live in concert on the big screen, with performances by Elvis’ TCB BandJames Burton, Ronnie Tutt, and Glen Hardin – along with Imperials Terry Blackwood and Jim Murray.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Elvis in Vegas Panel
10:00 am. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Hear stories and memories from those who shared the stage with Elvis, starting with his 1969 return to the live performances through the 1970s. Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed guests include TCB Band members James Burton, Ronnie Tutt and Glen Hardin, plus Imperials Terry Blackwood and Jim Murray.
EVENING CONCERT EVENT
7:00 pm. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. 
More details to be announced soon.

MULTIPLE DATE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

All-New TCB Pass
Graceland introduces the all-new TCB Pass in 2019 for $28.75. The TCB Pass provides an incredible value to help you make the most of your week. With the TCB Pass, you will receive unlimited access to the Music Pavilion (more details below), unlimited access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis (more details below), plus free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every day after 5pm. One pass covers you for the duration of Elvis Week.
Elvis Week Music Pavilion
August 9-17. Graceland Exhibition Center, Graceland. Access available with TCB Pass. 
Graceland’s new Exhibition Space will open in May – and during Elvis Week only, will become home to a temporary Music Pavilion – the new and improved location for what was formerly known as the “Entertainment Tent.” The indoor, air-conditioned space will be home to continuous live entertainment, and will provide a comfortable area for fans to recharge and reconnect. Food and beverage options will also be available. The building is conveniently located near Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot and is easily accessible by foot or free shuttle. Access to this space will be available with our all-new TCB Pass for $28.75 and will provide unlimited access to the Music Pavilion (seating on a first-come/first-served basis), unlimited access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis, plus free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every day after 5pm. One pass covers you for the duration of Elvis Week.  
Elvis Presley’s Memphis
August 9-17. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Access available with TCB Pass. 
Enjoy access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis all week long with the all-new TCB Pass. Elvis Presley’s Memphis is Graceland’s entertainment and exhibit complex which features more than 12 Elvis exhibits and attractions, including the Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum and Presley Motors Automobile Museum, plus various gift shops and restaurants. Our TCB Pass is available for $28.75 and will provide unlimited access to the Music Pavilion (see more details above), unlimited access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis, plus free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every day after 5pm. One pass covers you for the duration of Elvis Week.  
Free Events and Activities at The Guest House at Graceland

The Guest House at Graceland will offer many Elvis-themed fun activities and events throughout the week. From Elvis Bingo to trivia, movies and more – there will always be something going on. More to be announced soon!

All details subject to change.

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