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Exciting New Announcements for Elvis Week 2022

New added events, additional guests, Ultimate Contest updates, and a virtual option to watch from anywhere in the world!

Elvis Week 2022 is less than three weeks away and there are more exciting announcements – including more guests and added events to share! If you haven’t made your plans to join us yet, there are still great tickets available to many of our events. Join us for this historic celebration!


NEW GUESTS ADDED TO THE ELVIS WEEK LINE-UP

We are excited to announce that the following guests have now been added to the 2022 Elvis Week line-up!

  • PAT BOONE, singer, composer, actor and writer, was a friend of Elvis Presley. Pat will appear at Elvis Week for the
    first time in more than 15 years at Conversations on Elvis on August 15 to share some of
    his favorite stories and memories; he will also appear at The Sapphire Collection Event on August 16, where he
    will share music, memories, and answer questions from the audience.
  • BILLY SWAN is a legendary singer, songwriter, and musician, who wrote the song “I Can Help,” which Elvis
    recorded in 1975. Swan will appear for the first time at the Songwriters Showcase on August 11 to share his music
    and stories of the king
  • MARLYN MASON co-starred alongside Elvis in the 1969 “The Trouble with Girls.” Mason, an actress, producer,
    and screenwriter, will appear at Conversations on Elvis on August 15.
  • BRIAN “Q” QUINN stars on the comedy show “Impractical Jokers” on truTV and is a die-hard Elvis fan. He will
    appear at Conversations on Elvis on August 15.
  • ERNST JORGENSON, producer and researcher/historian, will share more about the upcoming Elvis on Tour
    release coming this November.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Cassandra Peterson and Norbert Putnam will be unable to appear during Elvis Week 2022.


NEW EVENTS ADDED TO THE ELVIS WEEK SCHEDULE

In addition to these exciting guests, we also have some great new events we are adding to the schedule as well! Tickets for these events go on sale or will be open for reservations for the public on Tuesday, July 26, at 8:30 am CT. Visit ElvisWeek.com for links to buy!

ELVIS THE NEXT GENERATION
Tuesday, August 9. 2:00 pm. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland.
Tickets: $35/$25 - On sale July 26

Join us for a brand-new event to kick off Elvis Week 2022. 'Elvis the Next Generation' Concert and Showcase will feature talented young artists inspired by Elvis Presley. Performers include Peedy Chavis, star of The Voice TV show, along with America’s Got Talent's Jesse Kramer. Other performers include Riley Jenkins, Moses Snow, Emilio Santoro from the UK, Nashville recording artist, Thea Danos, Tim Hembree, musical prodigies Finley Watkins, Zach Lentino, Derrell Lowe, and internationally recognized guitarist and musical director Heitor from Sao Paulo, Brazil, plus more special surprise guests you don't want to miss! These talented young artists perform as themselves celebrating Elvis’ legacy through music and inspiring a new generation of Elvis Fans. 'Elvis the Next Generation, a mission and brand created by officially licensed Elvis Presley artist, and Elvis fan Natasha Mrkovich, encourages the next generation to discover the music of Elvis Presley. This will be Elvis the Next Generation's inaugural performance during Elvis Week at Graceland.

ELVIS MOVIE SCREENINGS
Two Screenings - On sale July 26
Wednesday, August 10. 7:00 pm. Guest House Theater. 

Tuesday, August 16. 1:00 pm. Guest House Theater.
Tickets: Free; limited to 2 tickets per person per screening

Watch Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS on the big screen during this special Elvis Week screening surrounded by fellow Elvis fans. To accommodate as many Elvis Week attendees as possible, tickets are limited to two per person. Tickets are free, but you must reserve to attend.

SONY LISTENING PARTY
Sunday, August 14. 2:00 pm. Guest House Theater.
Tickets: Free - On sale July 26

Learn about the upcoming Elvis On Tour release in this special panel, where Ernst Jorgensen will “unbox” this exciting new CD box set and gives the audience a detailed preview of the unreleased music included in it.

VIEWING PARTY FOR THE GOSPEL MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY
Sunday, August 14. 7:00 pm. Guest House Theater.
Tickets: $20 - On sale July 26

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Dinner Show is now sold out, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on witnessing this incredible concert live as it happens at the Graceland Soundstage. Join fellow fans in the Guest House Theater to watch The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley concert streamed live on the big screen!

VIEWING PARTY FOR ELVIS PRESLEY IN CONCERT
Tuesday, August 16. 7:00 pm. Guest House Theater.
Tickets: $20 - On sale July 26

Elvis Presley in Concert is now sold out, but fans who are in town and still want to see the show, can purchase tickets to attend a viewing party of the concert live as it is happening in the Soundstage. Watch the show with other Elvis fans and enjoy the music of Elvis Presley.

In addition, fans can enjoy free BINGO with lots of prizes, plus Elvis Karaoke, at the Jungle Room Bar at the Graceland Exhibition Center on August 11-16.

The Graceland Exhibition Center will also be home to the Elvis Week Music Pavilion, featuring continuous live entertainment and a space for fans to recharge and reconnect. Access to this space is available with our Elvis Week TCB Pass for $35.00 and will provide unlimited access to the Music Pavilion, 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. The TCB Pass is only available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office.

More details on these events above, as well as links to tickets and info on other Elvis Week events already on-sale, can be found at ElvisWeek.com

Looking for a place to stay during Elvis Week? The Guest House at Graceland still has rooms available during Elvis Week. Book today!


ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST COMPETITION UPDATES

The Semifinal and Final Round of the 2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will showcase 14 of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world at Graceland Soundstage on August 10 and 12. A fan favorite Elvis Week event, semifinalists will compete for the coveted crown as the 2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner.  

See a list of those who have qualified so far for the competition.

The final semifinalists to round out the competition will be selected over the next few weeks leading up to Elvis Week. The Elvis Presley Continentals ETA Contest & Festival will be held July 29-21 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Graceland is also excited to announce that Elvis tribute artists will have a “last chance” opportunity to qualify for the Semifinal Round of the contest through the Last Chance Ultimate ETA Contest preliminary round. Produced by Kwick Productions, this official preliminary round will be held on Tuesday, August 8 at the Tin Roof in Memphis. Details can be found here. The top two places in this “last chance” preliminary will be awarded a spot in the Semifinal Round on August 10.

Graceland is also excited to announce the judge’s line-up for the 2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal and Final Round of the competition. The 2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest judges are Marlyn Mason, Sam Thompson, Donna Tutt, and Scott Williams. Learn more about the judges 


DON’T MISS A THING WITH VIRTUAL ELVIS WEEK

Still can’t make to Memphis for Elvis Week this year? Don’t worry, you don’t have to miss a thing with Virtual Elvis Week 2022! Watch all the exciting Graceland Soundstage events from anywhere in the world. Passes and details are available now at VirtualElvisWeek.com!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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