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Elvis Birthday Celebration

2017 Elvis Birthday Celebration


Join us in Memphis as we celebrate Elvis’ Birthday on January 5 - 8, 2017.

General Ticket Information

  • For all tickets sold through Graceland, the price of the ticket includes sales tax and there will be a $5.95 transaction fee for each order. This includes orders made over the phone or online.
  • 10% Insiders discount does not apply to Elvis Birthday Celebration event tickets.
  • All guests, times, and details are subject to change.
  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. 
  • Tickets for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra event are sold by their office and are subject to their taxes, fees and terms/conditions.

Book your stay for the Birthday Celebration at The Guest House at Graceland!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

"Viva Las Vegas" Sing-A-Long

7:00 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Enjoy a screening of Elvis fan favorite film "Viva Las Vegas" while singing along to some of your favorite songs from the movie, including "Viva Las Vegas," "The Lady Loves Me," "C'Mon Everybody" and more! FREE. Limited seating available on a first-come, first served basis.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

Archives Show and Tell 
11:00 a.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Director of Archives, Angie Marchese, will give a special presentation and up-close look at some treasured pieces from the Graceland Archives. Free event.

Founders Event
2:00 p.m. Founders Lounge, The Guest House at Graceland. Details TBA. 

Official Graceland Insiders Reception and Graceland Tour

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Graceland Plaza. A special birthday event reserved exclusively for members of the Official Graceland Insiders. The event includes a private evening tour of the Graceland Mansion decorated for the holidays plus a reception across the street in Graceland Plaza. The reception will be a progressive event moving about the plaza and will include Elvis' airplanes, the Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Archives Experience and Sincerely Elvis. In addition, attendees to the event will get to visit the VIP exhibit, Elvis in Hollywood. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bars will be available. The special evening tour of Graceland Mansion will include the iPad tour and Elvis Christmas music playing throughout the mansion grounds. Special guests include Robin and Gavin Koon, Elvis' co-stars in "Follow That Dream." Insiders may purchase only three additional guest tickets in addition to their own. Membership cards will be required when picking up tickets. Parking in the main Graceland Parking lot is free beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.00 for adults, $26.00 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and under. Tickets are now on-sale through Graceland Reservations
at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or by clicking here to buy online. Please note that tickets for this event are limited and may not be available at the door of the event.

Club Elvis with DJ Argo

9:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. Come hang out and enjoy a private party with your fellow Elvis fans as DJ Argo spins Elvis records for your listening and dancing pleasure. Tickets are $25 and are now on-sale through Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or by clicking here to buy online.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

Fan Club Presidents’ Event
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Elvis fans are invited to celebrate the work of Elvis Presley fan clubs during this event with special presentations, announcements and more. Special guests include Robin and Gavin Koon, Elvis' co-stars in "Follow That Dream."  Fan club presidents will get an invite to the event directly from EPE to register to attend. Other guests may purchase tickets for $20. Tickets are now on-sale through Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or by clicking here to buy online.

The Auction at Graceland
2:00 p.m. 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 of the 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. All of the items in the auction have been thoroughly authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, the Graceland affiliated authentication and appraisal service for collectors and fans. Registered bidders can reserve a paddle for in-person bidding by emailing auctioninfo@graceland.com. Advance registration is recommended. Online bidding starts in December. To register and bid online, visit GracelandAuctions.com. For more information about auction registration, auction fees or how to submit items for consideration by Graceland Authenticated for future auctions, visit Graceland.com/Auction.

Elvis at the Movies Featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N Main Street. Singer and musician Terry Mike Jeffrey joins the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, singing all the great Elvis Presley movie songs in this astonishing salute. This all-new edition features the smash hits from your Elvis film favorites. Tickets on sale through the Memphis Symphony Orchestra by calling 901-537-2500 or by visiting MemphisSymphony.org.

Evening Entertainment
10:00 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Details TBA.

Elvis Happy Birthday and Gospel Tribute at the Gates of Graceland
11:59 p.m. Front of Graceland Gates. D&N's Elvis Presley Fan Club and the Elvis Meetup Fan Club invite fans to join their annual tradition. Meet at the gates of Graceland on the eve of Elvis' birthday and join fans from across the globe singing familiar gospel songs and, of course, "Happy Birthday to Elvis."


Sunday, January 8

Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony
9:30 a.m. Graceland's North Lawn. Free admission. Enjoy a ceremony with Graceland/EPE officials, a birthday cake cutting and proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials. Fans who are unable to attend can watch the ceremony live via Elvis Presley's Graceland Livestream.

Birthday Cake and Coffee 
10:30 a.m. Chrome Grille, Graceland Plaza. Complimentary birthday cake and coffee served at the Chrome Grille restaurant across the street from the mansion following the ceremony. Free to all who attend.


ADDITIONAL & MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Graceland Tours
Tours of Graceland Mansion, the Elvis Presley Car Museum, Elvis' custom jets, the I Shot Elvis Exhibit, Elvis’ Hawaii Exhibit, Elvis in Tupelo Exhibit and Elvis in Hollywood Exhibit VIP Exhibit will be available daily. Visit the Graceland.com tickets page for prices and details. Graceland Mansion will be decorated for the holidays indoors and out through January 9. 

Free Walk-Up Times for Meditation Garden
Daily throughout the year there is a period of time for free-admission walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland, where the grave sites of Elvis and members of his family are located. Then the area becomes part of the regular ticketed Graceland Mansion tours for the rest of the day. The winter hours for free walk-up visits are 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. daily. During the Elvis' Birthday Celebration, there will also be nightly walk-ups from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on January 7 and 8.

All times, dates, guest and event details subject to change.