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Aug 11

Hound Dog Tour: By Backbeat Tours
2:30 p.m. Departs from Blues City Café, located at 140 Beale Street.
Details: Join Backbeat Tours for an Elvis tribute tour with a twist! As unique as the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Elvis’ legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all rolled into one. Hear all your favorite Elvis hits performed live on Memphis’ only music bus while seeing where he grew up, where he went to school, where he worked, and where he dreamed, as well as sites important to his early career. The Hound Dog Tour has become an Elvis Week tradition, with many passengers returning year after year. Come celebrate the man behind the legend: whether you’re a longtime fan or a new admirer, we guarantee fun for all! The price of the 90-minute tour is $28/adults, $26/seniors and $16/child (7-12 years). The price of the 2.5 hour tour that includes Lauderdale Courts is $47/adults, $45/seniors and $32/child (7-12 years). Elvis Insiders receive a 10% discount.

Web: www.backbeattours.com/
Phone: 800-979-3370 or 901-527-9415
George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion
5:00 p.m. Alfred’s, 197 Beale Street.
Details: George Klein hosts a reunion of people who were close to Elvis. Lifelong friends and associates will reminisce, share stories and answer questions. Event is $45.00 and includes dinner and the show. All proceeds go to Make-a-Wish and the EP Charity Dinner. Reservations are accepted by calling Alfred’s at (901) 525-3711.  

Phone: 901- 525-3711
Hard Rock Cafe Last Chance Ultimate ETA Contest
8/9/2013 - 8/11/2013
Hard Rock Cafe, Memphis
Details: More details coming soon.

Web: www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=37&MIBEnumID=3
Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden
8/10/2013 - 8/18/2013
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Meditation Garden at Graceland
Details: Daily throughout the year, there is a special period of time for free admission walk up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Elvis Week morning walk ups will be from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on August 10-18. Morning walk-ups may not be available on August 16 due to the Candlelight Vigil. Elvis Week evening walk ups will be from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on August 10-14 and August 16-17. Evening walk-ups will not be available the night of August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil.

Web: www.elvis.com/elvisweek/schedule.aspx
Free Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing
8/9/2013 - 8/18/2013
All Day. Graceland Crossing
Details: Continuous presentation of Elvis music performed live by various singers and bands, plus other activities. A schedule for the Elvis Week entertainment tent will be available at the Elvis Week information table upon arrival in Memphis.

Web: www.elvis.com/elvisweek/schedule.aspx
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Elvis at 21”
5/25/2013 - 9/2/2013
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas
Details: “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer,” a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, presents 56 striking images and will open at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Developed collaboratively by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Govinda Gallery, “Elvis at 21” will be on view at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History through September 2, 2013. Alfred Wertheimer will be available for interviews at the museum (upon request) on Thursday, May 23 - Friday, May 24.

To compliment the new exhibition, Graceland Archives will also included rare artifacts related to Elvis in Texas. Those on display from the Graceland Archives include his Army fatigues hat worn in Fort Hood, TX and a Rolex given to him in 1970 while performing in Houston, TX. Learn More.

Web: sites.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibits/elvis_at_21/main.htm