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Holiday Concert Weekend

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Holiday Concert Weekend

Holiday Concert Weekend

LIVE CONCERTS AT GRACELAND 
december 14-15, 2018


There’s no place more magical than Elvis Presley's Graceland at Christmas. On December 14 and 15, 2018, Graceland will host a special weekend of holiday music and activities highlighted by three incredible live concerts on the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex: Christmas
with Elvis with Live Orchestra; An Elvis Gospel Christmas and Elvis Live in Concert. 

Anyone attending these special holiday concerts will receive free admission to Elvis Presley’s Memphis at 3:00 p.m. that day where they can visit two newly expanded exhibits: ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley and Presley Cycles.

The weekend will also include several unique holiday activities such as a Christmas at Graceland Archive Presentation, Christmas Tips, Tricks and Crafts seminars at The Guest House at Graceland hosted by Lifestyle Expert JJ Keras, who has been regularly featured on the Today Show and Good Morning America, and a special screening of the Hallmark Channel’s movie “Christmas at Graceland” in The Guest House Theater. The Archive Presentation, JJ Keras seminars and Hallmark movie screening are all free to all Holiday Concert Hotel Package Holders as well as anyone who purchases tickets to two or more holiday concerts. Find out more about these holiday activities.

Hotel packages, ticket-only packages and individual tickets are now available for this special holiday weekend. Four levels of ticket options are available ranging from $125 to $35 per concert and links to purchase are listed below.

 
See a Seating chart for holiday concerts
 

Guest House at Graceland Packages

These Guest House at Graceland Packages offer the best seats in the house, as well as special savings on your Guest House at Graceland Stay.
Holiday VIP Package - SOLD OUT
Spend two nights in a specialty suite at The Guest House at Graceland plus enjoy two (2) VIP tickets (first two rows center seating) to all three concerts at the Graceland Soundstage. This VIP package gets you the best concert seats in the Soundstage plus a special reception between concerts on Saturday night, in addition to access to the the Archive Presentation, JJ Keras seminars and Hallmark movie screening.
Holiday Standard Package - BOOK NOW
Enjoy two nights at The Guest House at Graceland in a standard guest room, two (2) Deluxe section tickets to all three concerts at the Graceland Soundstage on December 14 & 15, plus access to the the Archive Presentation, JJ Keras seminars and Hallmark movie screening.

Concert Tickets Only

There are four levels of tickets available for the concerts: VIP, Deluxe, Premier and Auditorium.

Special Concert Ticket Package - BUY NOW
Save 20% on all three concerts with this package option! Ticket package prices range from $84 to $300 and include all three shows. The VIP package ticket purchasers will also enjoy a special reception between concerts on Saturday night. All ticket package buyers will receive access to the the Archive Presentation, JJ Keras seminars and Hallmark movie screening.

Individual tickets are also sold separately to each live concert:


Christmas with Elvis at Graceland - With Live Orchestra
• Friday, December 14 at 8:00 pm at the Graceland Soundstage •
This special Christmas concert debuted last year and became an instant classic with fans and families. The show features Elvis’ holiday favorites performed live on stage, with the full, rich sound of a 32-piece orchestra, featuring local Memphis musicians, vocalists, choirs and dancers including members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Tennessee Mass Choir and Havenview Middle School Choir. For the second consecutive year, the concert will be under the musical direction of, and conducted by, Robin Smith of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. 
(Tickets range from $35 to $125)
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An Elvis Gospel Christmas – Live at Graceland
• Saturday, December 15 at 5:00 pm at the Graceland Soundstage •
An inspirational and uplifting concert featuring Elvis' favorite gospel and Christmas classics performed by gospel greats the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. The original Blackwood Brothers Quartet, led by James Blackwood, sang at Gladys Presley’s funeral at the special request of Elvis and Vernon Presley. James’ younger son Billy Blackwood now continues the Blackwood Quartet legacy. JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet were Elvis' male back-up singers from 1971 to 1977. Former members who will be performing include Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland, and Bill Baize.
(Tickets range from $35 to $125)
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Elvis Live in Concert - with an All-Star Band featuring James Burton
• Saturday, December 15 at 8:30 pm at the Graceland Soundstage •
An unforgettable concert experience featuring Elvis live in concert and on the big screen performing the King of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest hits, backed by an all-star band featuring legendary TCB Band guitarist James Burton. Burton began working with Elvis in 1969 and was the leader of the TCB Band. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001, Burton has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.
(Tickets range from $35 to $125)
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*Fees for individual tickets are $6 + 6% per ticket. Fees for packages are 6% of the total of the three ticket prices only. Holiday Concert Weekend tickets are non-refundable. 


bonus holiday activities 

Below is a list of additional holiday activities free to all Holiday Concert Hotel Package Holders as well as anyone who purchases tickets to two or more holiday concerts:

Christmas at Graceland Archive Presentation
Friday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. at The Guest House at Graceland Theater
The Graceland archivists have created a brand-new presentation full of stories and artifacts spotlighting Elvis’ favorite time of the year: Christmas at Graceland.
 
Holiday Crafts Demo 
Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. in The Guest House at Graceland Ballroom
Lifestyle Expert JJ Keras will help you save time and money this holiday season as she demonstrates fabulous holiday DIY ideas using items you already have around the house.

Screening of the Hallmark Channel’s "Christmas at Graceland"
Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 p.m. The Guest House at Graceland Theater.

The screening is free.

Lifestyle Expert Holiday Tips
Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. The Guest House at Graceland Theater

JJ Keras will be offering Tips and Tricks to help you create your own Very Merry Christmas. Want to host an unforgettable holiday party? Want to decorate like a pro? Want to give the perfect gift? You’ll learn how in this engaging seminar. 

Expansion of ICONS and Presley Cycles Exhibits
Elvis Presley’s Memphis will ring in the holidays with its own beautiful décor and the expansion of two exhibits: ICONS and Presley Cycles. The ICONS exhibit, already filled with items from many Elvis fan celebrities such as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Justin Timberlake, will add artifacts from many popular performers. Admission to the complex and exhibits will be complimentary at 3:00 p.m. on both Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 for anyone attending a concert that day.


Elvis Live in Concert - with an All-Star Band featuring James Burton