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 News Rock 03/08/2017

Graceland Prepares For The Largest Elvis Week Ever; The 9-Day Event Will Commemorate The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis' Passing

Graceland Prepares For The Largest Elvis Week Ever; The 9-Day Event Will Commemorate The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis' Passing

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Elvis Week 2017 at Elvis Presley's Graceland® will mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis' passing, and is expected to be the largest Elvis Week ever. This will also be the first Elvis Week with the new Elvis Presley's Memphis Entertainment Complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel.

The celebration will feature more than 30 events held on-site at the Graceland campus, including: the largest ever Auction at Graceland®; live music nightly including an Elvis Gospel Celebration Concert, Salute to Sun Studios and A Band of Legends; the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest®; fan club gatherings; charity events; plus panel discussions with the musicians, co-stars and friends of Elvis that knew him best. And of course, one of the highlights of the week is the annual Candlelight Vigil.

One of the signature events for the week will be the 40th anniversary concert event at the FedExForum in downtown Memphis. Elvis: Live in Concert will showcase a symphony orchestra live on stage with Elvis Presley himself on the big screen. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.

WHAT: Elvis Week 2017
WHO: Celebrities, Musicians, Friends and Family of Elvis™, Thousands of Elvis Fans
WHEN: Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 19
WHERE: Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis and The Guest House at Graceland

Following is a list of key events. For the full schedule with times, descriptions and locations, visit

Friday, August 11
Elvis Fan Reunion
Elvis Week Dance Party

Saturday, August 12
35th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup
Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event
The Auction at Graceland in the Guest House at Graceland Theater
The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert

Sunday, August 13
Elvis 101
Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Fan Reception
A Celebration of Elvis Featuring Bouke
A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith

Monday, August 14
Official Graceland Insiders Conference
A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis

Tuesday, August 15
Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends
Songwriters Showcase
Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, August 16
Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio
ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, August 17
Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round

Friday, August 18
Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection
Inside the Archives
Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland Ballroom
The Ultimate Return - SOLD OUT

Saturday, August 19
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round

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