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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Only 10 minutes from downtown and 3 minutes from the Memphis Airport.
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Free walk-ups to the Meditation Garden are daily from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked Elvis Week questions, including how to buy tickets, accessibility for people with disabilities and more. Additional questions will be added as needed. Be sure to check back for updates. To learn more about purchasing tickets, schedule of events, things to do in Memphis and more, please visit ElvisWeek.com.
What will be the procedure and cost to park at Graceland during Elvis Week?
During Elvis Week, Graceland parking costs $10.00 per car per day. If you are a Graceland Insider, you can show your card to receive $3.00 off the regular parking price. Graceland also offers a Graceland parking pass. The Elvis Week Parking Pass is $60 and can be purchased August 9 through August 12 at Graceland parking. The pass will be good for Graceland Parking on August 9 through August 17 – a savings of up to $30 off parking fees.
Where will handicapped parking at Graceland be located during Elvis Week?
Handicapped parking will be located at the front of the Graceland main parking lot.
Will parking be available for the Candlelight Vigil?
Parking at Graceland will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking will be $10 per car.
Does the TCB Pass get me free parking at Graceland?
The all-new TCB Pass for $28.75 provides free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every day after 5pm on August 9-17. In addition, the TCB Pass also provides unlimited access to the Elvis Week Music Pavilion (seating on a first-come/first-served basis) and Elvis Presley’s Memphis (with the exception of special event evenings on 8/14 and 8/16). The TCB Pass is only available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office and does not cover parking at The Guest House at Graceland.
Are there transportation services for guests with special needs in Memphis?
For transportation of wheelchairs to other venues, we suggest Wheelchair Express, located at 3289 Thomas Street in Memphis, TN. They can be contacted at 901-353-3500. For wheelchair rentals, we suggest Dixie Rents, located at 5411 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, TN . They are open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and can be contacted at 901-332-3431. Our wheelchairs are for emergency use only. We strongly advise you mention your accessibility needs to the person taking your ticket order for special accommodations information.
Will there be handicapped seating available in the Soundstage at Graceland?
There will be an area reserved to accommodate our guests in wheelchairs.
Where will handicapped parking at Graceland be located during Elvis Week?
Handicapped parking will be in the front of the Graceland main parking lot.
Do I need to make additional arrangements for accessible seating to attend and participate in Elvis Week Events?
Yes, when you order your tickets for any event, please mention your needs and we will work to accommodate any of your accessibility requirements, including parking, seating and accessibility to our entire campus.
Are any special accommodations made for persons with disabilities during the Candlelight Vigil?
Guests with disabilities can visit the Graceland Guest Services desk on the day of Candlelight, August 15, where they will be provided with a wristband. Then, at 10:30 p.m., guests with wristbands will need to gather in front of the Lisa Marie terminal. At that time, a Graceland employee will meet the group and escort them to the Graceland gates, where they will be able to get into the procession for the Candlelight Vigil. If you are in a wheelchair, you will need to have someone with you to push you up the hill to the Meditation Garden during the procession.
Where will the Elvis Week Music Pavilion be located?
The Elvis Week Music Pavilion, formerly the Elvis Week Entertainment Tent, will now be located inside the Graceland Exhibition Center, which is beside the Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex. This air-conditioned facility features dining options, restrooms and more. The Music Pavilion will be open daily during Elvis Week from 12pm – 11pm.
Is there a charge to get into the Elvis Week Music Pavilion?
Access to the Elvis Week Music Pavilion inside the Graceland Exhibition Center will be available with our all-new TCB Pass for $28.75 and will provide during Elvis Week (Aug 9-17) unlimited access to the Music Pavilion (seating on a first-come/first-served basis), unlimited access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis, plus free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every day after 5pm. One pass covers you for the duration of Elvis Week. The TCB Pass is available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office and the Graceland Exhibition Center during Elvis Week.
What is the TCB Pass?
The all-new TCB Pass for $28.75 and will provide unlimited access during Elvis Week (Aug 9-17) to the Music Pavilion (seating on a first-come/first-served basis), unlimited access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis, plus free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every day after 5pm. One pass covers you for the duration of Elvis Week. The TCB Pass is only available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office.
Where do I buy a TCB Pass?
The pass is available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office and Graceland Exhibition Center during Elvis Week and is $28.75. One pass covers you for the duration of Elvis Week.
When and where can I pick-up my tickets I have already purchased?
Elvis Week ticket and package pick-up will be at the Soundstage at Graceland Ticket Office. Hours are August 8-17 from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (except for Aug 8 & 15 when ticket office closes at 5:30 p.m.). For events at The Guest House at Graceland, will call for each specific event only (if they were not already picked up at Soundstage at Graceland), will begin at the Guest House Theater Desk 60 minutes prior to event start time.
Where can I buy tickets to Elvis Week events?
Elvis Week tickets will be available for purchase at the Graceland Soundstage Ticket Office or at the door of the event, pending availability. Hours are August 8-17 from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (except for Aug 8 & 15 when ticket office closes at 5:30 p.m.). For events at The Guest House at Graceland, ticket sales will begin at the Guest House Theater Desk 60 minutes prior to event start time.
Do guests charge for their autograph?
Some guests sign autographs at no charge while others do charge a fee for their photos or autographs. It depends on whether we brought them in or if they have come on their own. It’s a very common practice for celebrities to attend conferences and conventions and charge a fee for their autographs, photos or other memorabilia.
Will all the Elvis Week special guests be signing autographs?
No. Not all Elvis Week guests will be available for autographs due to scheduling – and autograph sessions will only be for specified events. We will do our best to inform you in advance of what guests will be available for autographs.
What are the guidelines for autograph sessions and where will they be held?
Autograph sessions with guests will be held at the Soundstage at Graceland following the American Sound Panel on August 14, Conversations on Elvis on August 15 and the Elvis in Vegas Panel on August 17. Not all guests will be available for autographs. To ensure everyone has a chance to obtain all our guest’s autographs, the following guidelines have been put in place for all autograph sessions:
What time do doors open to events at the Soundstage at Graceland?
Doors for Graceland Soundstage events open 60 minutes prior to event start time for Founders. ELITE package holders also get in 60 minutes prior to events on August 13-August 17. Doors for general public open 50 minutes prior.
Is there assigned seating for Soundstage at Graceland events?
All seating in the Soundstage is assigned seating.
How do I buy tickets for Elvis Week events?
Elvis Week tickets are available for purchase through Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or Graceland.com. Please visit our Elvis Week Tickets page at ElvisWeek.com for all Elvis Week ticket information.
If I am part of a fan club and want to be in the Honor Guard, what do I need to do?
Please speak to your president or to an officer of your fan club to volunteer for the Honor Guard. Members of the Honor Guard will gather in front of the EPE corporate office on the night of August 15 at 7:30 p.m. for a brief meeting and check-in prior to the Candlelight Vigil.
Do I need a wristband or pass to be able to attend the Candlelight Vigil or join the procession?
No special wristbands or passes are needed to participate in the Candlelight Vigil.
Will parking be available for the Candlelight Vigil? If so, what will be the cost?
The Memphis Police may begin closing traffic on Elvis Presley Blvd. from Bluebird St. to Craft Rd. as early as noon and no later than 6 p.m. on August 15. Security-patrolled parking for the vigil will be available in the regular Graceland visitor parking facility. Parking is $10 for cars and $15 for oversized vehicles until 2:00 a.m.* Vehicles will be allowed to pass through the police barricades to come and go from the parking area all evening. Guests with a TCB Pass wristband will free parking after 5:00 p.m.
What security guidelines are in place for the Candlelight Vigil?
There will be three entrances available for guests to access the street in front of the mansion for the Candlelight Vigil. Each of these entrances will have a security check point. At our security check point, security personnel will check each guest and their belongings through bag searches and the use of metal detection devices.
What is not allowed at the Candlelight Vigil?
No weapons, bullhorns or noisemakers will be allowed inside the security check points for the Candlelight Vigil. As a security precaution, no bags or folding chairs (including camera bags, backpacks, shopping bags, coolers, briefcases or luggage items) will be allowed into the queue line to go up to Meditation Garden. Any of these items that you have with you should be returned to your car before entering the queue line. No one will be allowed through the mansion gates with any of these items and Graceland will not be responsible for any items left outside the mansion gates. All items are subject to search. As we continue our security efforts, we request that guests who need to bring any items – please carry them in a clear bag.
When and where do we bring flowers/tributes to be placed at the Meditation Garden?
You can send flowers anytime during Elvis Week. All arrangements can be sent to 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116. Make sure your arrangements are sent to the attention of Graceland Meditation Gardens. Large floral arrangements or tributes that need to be placed in the Meditation Garden during Elvis Week should be dropped off at the front gate guard house at Graceland. Graceland staff will transport the arrangements and place in the Meditation Garden. If you are planning to keep your arrangement and would like to pick it up following Elvis Week, you must log that information at the guard house when dropping off your arrangement.
I have heard the Candlelight Vigil can go until wee hours in the morning. What time do people normally start lining up? Where do you line up?
The opening ceremony takes place at 8:30 p.m. on August 15, near the front gates of the mansion property. Fans gather in the street and in Graceland Plaza to see this. There is a queue line in the street. At the end of the ceremony, torches lit from the eternal flame at Elvis’ grave are brought down to the gate. The queue line starts to move as fans walk through the gates and light their candles on the torches and then walk single file up the driveway to the gravesite in the Meditation Garden and back down. To accommodate everyone who is in line, the procession will last as long as we have guests.
Graceland staff members are positioned along the way to offer assistance. Near the front gate, Elvis fan club members from all over the world work in shifts to offer further assistance. Although candle lighting for the procession is from the torches, please do be prepared to light your candle when asked to do so for our traditional “sea of candles” shot for the world news media at the start of the opening ceremony.
Do we bring our own candles or are they provided?
During Elvis Week, Graceland provides free candles to those who arrive at the vigil without having brought their own. These may be obtained at the front gate anytime during the vigil. Many fans chose to bring their own to the event.
Please remember to bring identification with you (driver’s license or passport). If you’re planning to make purchases at Graceland with a credit card, a government-issued ID in the same name as the credit card will be required. Please remember to bring identification for applicable ticket discounts with you (student ID, valid AAA cards, driver’s license for seniors, Graceland Insiders card, etc).
Do we need reservations to tour?
We strongly recommend that you go ahead and make reservations as our tours during Elvis Week traditionally sell fast. Make reservations online at Graceland.com (ticket link).
Will EPE keep the restaurants and shops open late during Elvis Week?
Yes. Gift shops and dining options will stay open late during Elvis Week. Schedules for Graceland gift shops and restaurants will be posted during Elvis Week and the hours will depend on the number of visitors on site and event schedules.
What is Graceland’s camera and video policy?
When visiting Graceland, still photography is allowed in all areas of the Graceland campus including the Mansion property. However, the use of flash photography is not allowed inside the Graceland Mansion or inside any attractions.
The use of flashes over time damages fabrics, costumes, artifacts and other irreplaceable items in the collection. Tripods may not be used on the tours as they present a safety hazard.
When visiting Graceland, audio and video recording equipment cannot be carried on the Graceland Mansion grounds, inside any of the museums, attractions or gift shops and are not permitted on the tour shuttles. In addition, video mode on any digital cameras or cell phones may not be used inside Graceland, on the Graceland mansion grounds, inside any museums, attractions or gift shops.
Audio-visual equipment is allowed outdoors on the Elvis Presley’s Memphis area only. Rental lockers are available for guests who do not wish to leave their equipment in their vehicle while on tour.
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