Elvis Birthday Celebration

Elvis Birthday Celebration 2018



Tickets are on sale now.

  • There will be a $5.00 facility fee charge per ticket. This includes orders made over the phone, online or in-person. 
  • 10% Insiders discount does not apply to Elvis' Birthday Celebration event tickets.
  • All guests, times, prices 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.

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The Auction at Graceland Preview

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Rock Meeting Room, The Guest House at Graceland. Stop by the Auction preview room to view the Elvis lots that will be up for auction on January 6. Guests will also be able to register for a paddle to bid in the auction.

Club Elvis with DJ Argo

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 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 can be purchased online at, or at the door of the event, pending availability. 



Elvis Birthday Brunch

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. Enjoy a classic Memphis breakfast buffet at The Guest House while enjoying special Elvis programming, hosted by Tom Brown, including special guest speaker TG Sheppard. While promoting records for RCA, TG formed a close personal and professional relationship with Elvis, who appreciated TG's unique style and personality. As a token of their friendship, Elvis gave TG his first tour bus in 1976, helping to provide him with the confidence to give up the promotion business and hit the road full time. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at, or at the door of the event, pending availability. 

The Auction at Graceland

12:30 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 Advance registration is recommended. Online bidding starts in December. To register and bid online, visit For more information about auction registration, auction fees or how to submit items for consideration by Graceland Authenticated for future auctions, visit

Elvis’ Memphis featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N Main Street. Terry Mike Jeffrey joins the Memphis Symphony for his salute to the music made on Elvis Presley Boulevard. Tickets on sale through the Memphis Symphony Orchestra by calling 901-537-2500 or by visiting



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 for the Fan Club Presidents’ Event to include: Larry Domasin, who co-starred with Elvis in “Fun in Acapulco”; Victoria Paige Meyerink, who co-starred with Elvis in “Speedway”; plus Evelyn Helms, who was in Elvis’ sixth-grade Milam Junior High School class in Tupelo.  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 can be purchased online at, or at the door of the event, pending availability. 

Archives Show and Tell 

2:00 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Director of Archives, Angie Marchese, and host Tom Brown will give a special presentation and up-close look at some treasured pieces from the Graceland Archives. Free event. 

The Founders Reception 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Founders Lounge, The Guest House at Graceland. Founders members only event. Founders will receive email with additional details.

Graceland Evening Tour and Reception at Elvis Presley’s Memphis - SOLD OUT

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. A special event featuring a private evening tour of the Graceland Mansion decorated for the holidays plus a reception across the street at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The reception will be a progressive event moving about the plaza and will include Elvis' airplanes, Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, movies in the Graceland Soundstage and more. 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 – plus guests will be able to see the newly-on-display white, Knabe baby grand piano in the famous Music Room, which itself will be restored to its original 1960s-era. Special guest appearances will include: Larry Domasin, who co-starred with Elvis in “Fun in Acapulco”; Victoria Paige Meyerink, who co-starred with Elvis in “Speedway”; and Elvis' friend TG Sheppard. This event is now sold out.


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. Vernon’s Smokehouse, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Complimentary birthday cake and coffee served at Vernon’s Smokehouse, located across the street from the mansion at Elvis Presley’s Memphis, immediately following the ceremony. Free. 

Graceland Excursions: Tupelo, Mississippi - Birthplace of Elvis Presley Tour

11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Tours depart from and return to The Guest House at Graceland. While Elvis Presley became the biggest name in music history and achieved worldwide fame and fortune, his roots in the Northeast Mississippi city of Tupelo were humble. Guests will experience the rural setting of Elvis’ upbringing and see where it all began in the two-room house where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born on January 8, 1935, the church he attended in his youth and see artifacts from his modest beginnings. The tour includes Elvis' Birthplace, Tupelo Hardware and a driving tour of Tupelo. Book your tour online or to book by phone, call 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322.  



Meet 'n' Greet with Betty Harper

January 5-8.: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Guest House at Graceland Gift Shop. Stop by The Guest House at Graceland gift shop to meet Betty Harper and to see her Elvis artwork that will be on display.

Elvis Trivia

January 5-7: 3:30 p.m. EP's Bar & Grill, The Guest House at Graceland. How well do you know the King of Rock 'n' Roll? Test your knowledge with Elvis Trivia at The Guest House at Graceland.

Heartbreak Hotel Special Sale

January 6-7: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m; January 8: 10:00 a.m. - noon. Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley's Memphis. For those joining us for the Birthday Celebration, we are making available for purchase select items (furniture pieces and wall décor) from Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel suites on January 6, 7 and 8 in the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis.  As you know, the Heartbreak Hotel closed in late October 2016 when we opened our new Guest House at Graceland resort.  None of the items for sale are from the Graceland Archives, but they were part of the Heartbreak Hotel décor. All items will be priced – this is not an auction. You must be on-site here at Graceland in order to purchase.  You will not need a ticket to Elvis Presley’s Memphis in order to access the Soundstage for this sale.  All items will be available on a “first come, first serve” basis and must be fully paid for (via cash or credit card) at the time of purchase and sales are non-refundable. All items must be picked up by January 8th. 

Graceland Tours

Tours of Graceland Mansion and Elvis Presley’s Memphis will be available daily. Guests who tour will be able to see the newly-on-display white, Knabe baby grand piano in the famous Music Room, which itself will be restored to its original 1960s-era.  Graceland Mansion will be decorated for the holidays indoors and out through January 9.  Visit the tickets page for prices and details. 

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 5, 6 and 8.

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