Special Guests Announced For Elvis Week 2018

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Special Guests Announced For Elvis Week 2018

Elvis' family, friends, co-stars and fellow musicians will share their memories of the king at Elvis Week!

We are excited to announce a long list of new guest additions who will be a part of this special  week celebrating Elvis in Memphis. Our new guests added to the line-up include:

  • Lisa Marie Presley will celebrate the new Elvis gospel album, "Where No One Stands Alone," at a special listening party at the Graceland Soundstage on August 11. She will be joined by the album's co-producers Andy Childs and Joel Weinshanker, as well as John Jackson with Sony Music.

  • The 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinalists will compete for the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. The Semifinal Round is August 10, followed by the Final Round on August 12.

  • Ultimate ETA Contest champs Gordon Hendricks, Cody Slaughter and Bill Cherry, along with past contest finalist Victor Trevino Jr., will pay tribute to Elvis' biggest hits at ELVIS: The Greatest Hits Ultimate Tribute Artist Show on August 11.

  • Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield, who met Elvis during his Army days, will share their memories at the Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event on August 12.

  • You have two chances to see Darlene Love during her first-ever Elvis Week. She'll perform live in concert on August 13, and she'll be a special guest at the Conversations on Elvis: Co-Stars panel on August 14. At the Co-Stars panel, you'll also hear from Millie Perkins, who starred in "Wild in the Country" with Elvis; Elvis' "Kid Galahad" co-star Michael Dante; and Ginny Tiu, who shared the screen with Elvis in "Girls!Girls!Girls!"

  • Elvis' bass player, Norbert Putnam, will be the special guest for the Elvis Fan Reunion on August 13.

  • Celebrate Elvis' gospel tunes with two special events! The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert, set for August 14, will feature performances by former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, and Elvis' Imperials, featuring Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor. The next day, those performers will be joined by Jimmy Murray and Armond Morales of Elvis' Imperials, and Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston, a member of The Sweet Inspirations, at Conversations on Elvis: Gospel.

  • Outlaw country artist Dale Watson will perform a special musical salute to Elvis on August 15.

  • Go behind the scenes of the king's legendary '68 Special with the special's director Steve Binder, writer Allan Blye, guitarist Mike Deasy, music director Billy Goldenberg and dancer Tanya Lemani at Conversations on Elvis: '68 Special on August 16.

  • Connect the dots at Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections, on August 17. Guests for this event include Ann Moses, "Tiger Beat Magazine" editor; Elvis' friend and country star TG Sheppard; Donna Rhodes Morris, who sang back-up on Elvis tunes; Billy Blackwood, who toured with The Voice, an opening act for Elvis in the 1970s; and Mark Kogan, who helped promote Elvis' concert tours. TG Sheppard returns to the stage on August 18 with his wife, Kelly Lang, for a concert at The Guest House at Graceland.

  • Drummer Ronnie Tutt will share his Elvis stories at the Elvis Week Brunch on August 18, and later that night, he'll perform as part of Elvis Live in Concert - with an All Star Band along with former members of the Stamps Quartet.


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Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 9:18 AM
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