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Aug 10

Tupelo Fan Appreciation Day
Depart Graceland Crossing at 7:30 a.m. Tupelo, Mississippi
Details: Fans can enjoy a day filled with live Elvis entertainment, Elvis stories, tours and more at Elvis Presley's Birthplace. Fans will arrive with music on the grounds accompanied by a special ceremony in the Birthplace Amphitheater. Fans can explore the humble beginnings of the king and enjoy story tellers in the chapel, plus lunch inside the Birthplace Event Center. Entertainment inside the Birthplace Theater includes Kay Bain and The Morning Show Band, the Tupelo Unity Choir, and Elvis tribute artist Cliff Wright. All events in the Theater are free to the public to attend. Wrap up the day with the Outside Amphitheater Concert featuring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Portsmouth at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this concert will be $35.

Web: www.elvispresleybirthplace.com/fan-2013/
Phone: 662-841-1245
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