Elvis Week Recap Day 7 - Candlelight Vigil and More

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Elvis Week Recap Day 7 - Candlelight Vigil and More

Last night, the Graceland Mansion grounds were all aglow with the light from thousands of candles and a beautiful full moon.

Fans from around the world gathered at Graceland to participate in the annual Candlelight Vigil. They created tributes and shrines on the streets of Elvis Presley Boulevard and sang along with Elvis songs throughout the night. The Elvis Country Fan Club, which started the Vigil more than 40 years ago, declared that the 2019 Candlelight Vigil theme was “It Keeps Right on a Hurtin.'" Learn more about how the Vigil started with Jon Waterhouse's Elvis Week Blog.

Click here to watch the 2019 Candlelight Vigil.

The day began with a Conversations on Elvis panel, which featured special guests Bill Morris, former Shelby County Mayor and Sheriff who was friends with Elvis; Pat West, who served as Elvis' secretary at Graceland; and Bonya McGarrity, who was Elvis' secretary at Graceland in the early 1960s. They each shared their favorite memories of Elvis and his family. SiriusXM Elvis Radio paid tribute to the late George Klein, and Graceland Vice President of Archives Angie Marchese showcased a few Elvis artifacts.

The Guest House at Graceland guests who reserved the special Elvis Week Early Bird Rate were treated to the first-ever Memories of Elvis banquet just before the vigil. The banquet featured the inaugural induction ceremony for Graceland Legends. Established in 2019, Graceland Legends recognizes and honors noteworthy musicians who have come together to create, excite and inspire, leaving an everlasting legacy on pop culture and music that will endure forever. The first musicians inducted into Graceland Legends were Elvis' Blue Moon Boys and TCB Band. Family members for DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, plus Ronnie Tutt, James Burton and Glen D. Hardin were all in attendance. TCB Band members Jerry Scheff, who lives overseas, and the late John Wilkinson were also honored by becoming Grraceland Legends.

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