Elvis Week Recap Day 8 - Viva Las Vegas

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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

Only 10 minutes from downtown and 3 minutes from the Memphis Airport.

The Guest House at Graceland

3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

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Elvis Week Recap Day 8 - Viva Las Vegas

Friday started with gospel music and ended with a whole lot of rock 'n' roll.

The day kicked off with a Gospel Brunch at The Guest House at Graceland, featuring a rousing performance by the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The sold-out crowd enjoyed a Southern-style brunch as Billy Blackwood shared stories and songs.

In the afternoon, the first official inductions were made into the 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 Graceland Legends.

The Graceland Legends inductees signed a wall - similar to the one at Graceland - as part of the ceremony in the Graceland Archives Experience exhibit at Elvis Presley's Memphis. Scotty, Bill, DJ, John and Jerry's autographs were scanned from documents in the Graceland Archives and placed on to the wall, so Ronnie, Glen and James each signed the wall at the ceremony. Watch the ceremony now.

The night closed out with an electrifying concert celebrating Elvis' return to Vegas. The show featured Elvis live in concert on the big screen, with performances by Elvis’ TCB Band, along with original members of The Imperials Terry Blackwood and Jim Murray, and Estelle Brown of The Sweet Inspirations. A "Viva Las Vegas"-themed after party at Elvis Presley's Memphis was full of fun, with casino-style games, Vegas showgirls and live music.

Read more about last night's concert and hear from James Burton about working with Elvis on today's Elvis Week Blog, written by blogger Jon Waterhouse.

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