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Aug 12

Southern Gospel Celebration
8/12/2012
9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: Enjoy a celebration of the gospel music that Elvis loved with some of the singers who performed as part of Elvis' Imperials along with the southern gospel quartet MARK209. Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood, who both performed with Elvis on stage, along with group members Royce Taylor and Darrell Toney, will perform many of the hits Elvis loved. Tickets are $30. Starting August 9, tickets available for purchase will be located at Graceland Guest Services. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the start, pending availability.

Email: glsales@elvis.com
Web: ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?linkID=graceland&invNum=1288&type=SE,CT,MI&mm=8&yyyy=2012%20&dd=&groupCode=EW2
Phone: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
Conversations on Elvis - Elvis in the Movies
8/12/2012
1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event will celebrate Elvis' movies with special co-star guests. Confirmed guests include: Mary Ann Mobley, Elvis' co-star in "Harum Scarum" and "Girl Happy"; Jan Shepard, who appeared with Elvis in both "King Creole" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"; and Chris Noel, who appeared with Elvis in “Girl Happy”; and Manny Lopez, who appeared with Elvis Presley in several musical numbers for the film “Fun In Acapulco.” Tickets are $20. Starting August 9, tickets available for purchase will be located at Graceland Guest Services. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the start, pending availability.

Email: glsales@elvis.com
Phone: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
Celebrate The King
8/12/2012
8:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: Enjoy a special concert event featuring some of the winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Featured performers are 2008 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Brandon Bennett, 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Bill Cherry and 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Justin Shandor. All will be backed by the Change of Habit Band. Tickets are $30. Starting August 9, tickets available for purchase will be located at Graceland Guest Services. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the start, pending availability.

Email: glsales@elvis.com
Web: ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?linkID=graceland&invNum=1288&type=SE,CT,MI&mm=8&yyyy=2012%20&dd=&groupCode=EW2
Phone: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion
8/12/2012
5:00 p.m. Alfred’s, 197 Beale Street, Memphis, TN
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 $40.00 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.

Web: www.alfredsonbeale.com/
Phone: (901) 525-3711
Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 2
8/12/2012
6:00 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street
Details: See some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world compete in the "Last Chance" event! The winner will receive the right to go on to Semifinal Round One of the 2012 Ultimate ETA Contest. $5.00 admission. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.TicketAlternative.com.


Web: www.ticketalternative.com/Events/18439.aspx
“Jailhouse Rock” and “Viva Las Vegas” Double Feature
8/12/2012
10:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: Enjoy an Elvis double feature sponsored by Warner Bros. with two of Elvis’ classic movies – “Jailhouse Rock” and “Viva Las Vegas.” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Viva Las Vegas” are both available on DVD at ShopElvis and wherever DVDs are sold. The event includes a cash bar with prizes and lots of surprises. Tickets are $5. Starting August 9, tickets available for purchase will be located at Graceland Guest Services. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the start, pending availability.

Web: ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?linkID=graceland&invNum=1288&type=SE,CT,MI&mm=8&yyyy=2012%20&dd=&groupCode=EW2
Phone: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
Gospel Breakfast Buffett in Chrome Grille
8/12/2012
7:00 a.m. Chrome Grille, Graceland.
Details: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat American-style breakfast buffet for only $7.95 at the Chrome Grille at Graceland.

Web: www.elvis.com/elvisweek/default.aspx?=2011
Meet 'n' Greet with Lowell Hays
8/12/2012
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza.
Details: Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, the creator of Elvis’ famous TCB ring. Also available on August 10: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  August 11: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. August 12: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. August 13: 12:00 -2:00 p.m. August 14: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 15: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. August 16: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 17: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. August 18: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meet 'n' Greet with Darwin Lamm
8/12/2012
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Heartbreak Hotel
Details: Meet Darwin Lamm, publisher of "Elvis...The Magazine." 35th Anniversary issues of "Elvis...The Magazine" and other books by by Darwin will be available for purchase and for him to autograph. Available on August 12: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and August 14: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Heartbreak Hotel. August 15: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and August 16: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Good Rockin' Record Shop, Graceland Plaza.

Lowell Hays Trunk Show
8/12/2012
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza.
Details: Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, the creator of Elvis’ famous TCB ring. View both his fine and fashion jewelry lines featuring items made from the original molds of Elvis’ jewelry. Lowell will be debuting several new items during this 35th anniversary Elvis Week.


Meet 'n' Greet with Joe Petruccio
8/12/2012
4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Everything Elvis, Graceland Crossing
Details: Meet artist Joe Petruccio, view his new fine art pieces, and don’t miss out on Graceland exclusive 35th anniversary merchandise featuring his artwork.  

Meet 'n' Greet with Betty Harper
8/12/2012 - 8/15/2012
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Heartbreak Hotel
Details: Meet artist Betty Harper, view her broad collection of original Elvis portraits that illustrate the personal side of Elvis and take home some great pieces of art.


Free Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing
8/11/2012 - 8/18/2012
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.

Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden
8/10/2012 - 8/18/2012
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
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 10-19. 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 16-19. Evening walk-ups will not be available the night of August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil.

Children's Activities at Ticket Pavilion
8/10/2012 - 8/18/2012
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Graceland Ticket Pavilion
Details: Children can enjoy arts and crafts each day while learning about the history of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Elvis Week 2012 - 35th Anniversary Celebration
8/10/2012 - 8/18/2012
Memphis, Tennessee
Details:

Elvis Week 2012 will be the 35th anniversary and we know fans from around the world are already looking to make plans to be in Memphis for this very special celebration. Each event is feature in the calendar of events or you can see the complete schedule at www.ElvisWeek.com.

Multiple Day Events

Free Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing
August 11 - 18. 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.

Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden
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 10-19. 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 16-19. Evening walk-ups will not be available the night of August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil.

Kids/Youth Karaoke at Graceland Crossing
August 14 and August 18: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Graceland Crossing. Children will receive prizes for participating in our karaoke event. Ages for karaoke are 17 and below.

Children's Activities at Ticket Pavilion
August 10 - 18: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Graceland Ticket Pavilion. Children can enjoy arts and crafts each day while learning about the history of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Gospel Breakfast Buffet in Chrome Grille
August 12 and August 18: 7:00 a.m. at Chrome Grille. Elvis fans can enjoy an all-you-can-eat American-style breakfast buffet for only $7.95.


Meet 'n' Greet with Betty Harper
August 12 - 15: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Heartbreak Hotel. Meet artist Betty Harper, view her broad collection of original Elvis portraits that illustrate the personal side of Elvis and take home some great pieces of art.

Meet 'n' Greet with Lowell Hays
August 10: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  August 11: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. August 12: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. August 13: 12:00 -2:00 p.m. August 14: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 15: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. August 16: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 17: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. August 18: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza. Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, the creator of Elvis’ famous TCB ring.


Lowell Hays Trunk Show
August 12: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. August 13: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. August 14: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. August 15: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza. Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, the creator of Elvis’ famous TCB ring. View both his fine and fashion jewelry lines featuring items made from the original molds of Elvis’ jewelry. Lowell will be debuting several new items during this 35th anniversary Elvis Week.

Meet 'n' Greet with Joe Petruccio
August 12: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.  August 13-15: 3:00-9:00 p.m. Everything Elvis, Graceland Crossing. Meet artist Joe Petruccio, view his new fine art pieces, and don’t miss out on Graceland exclusive 35th anniversary merchandise featuring his artwork.                        

Meet 'n' Greet with Darwin Lamm
August 12: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and August 14: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Heartbreak Hotel. August 15: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and August 16: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Good Rockin' Record Shop, Graceland Plaza. Meet Darwin Lamm, publisher of "Elvis...The Magazine." 35th Anniversary issues of "Elvis...The Magazine" and other books by by Darwin will be available for purchase and for him to autograph.

Shop for your favorite Elvis fashions with B & K Costume Company
August 13 - 15: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Elvis On Tour, Graceland Crossing. Don’t miss the expanded assortment of stage and casual clothing plus jewelry available only for this 35th anniversary Elvis Week. Butch and Kim Polston will be on hand to assist you with your Elvis fashion purchases.

Ornament signing by Lisa Kelechava, Founder and Designer Joy to the World Collectibles, Inc.
August 15: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. August 16: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Walk a Mile Gift Shop, Graceland Plaza. Lisa will be on hand to sign the Graceland Collection of handcrafted ornaments. Celebrate Elvis Week with these limited collectibles including the new Graceland 3D ornament- new for 2012! All Joy To The World ornaments are designed exclusively for Graceland and are created completely by hand by the finest European artisans. All elements of production are created the old fashion way, from the initial glass blowing stage to the final touches of glitter.

If I Can Dream International Art Exhibition
July 21 – September 16. Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue. Come and see the winning pieces of artwork for the "If I Can Dream Art Contest and Exhibition." All original artwork in the exhibition will inspired by the song "If I Can Dream," sang by Elvis during the closing of his 1968 NBC television special. Through August 19, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite piece and a “Fans’ Favorite” will be announced following Elvis Week. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.

Elvis is in the Building Photography Exhibition
June 23 – October 31. Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue. Elvis is in the Building, a photography exhibition curated by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, will be on view at the Brooks from June 23 through October 31. Consisting of early, yet iconic photographs of Elvis Presley, the exhibition includes an Ernest Withers photograph of Elvis and B.B. King at the 1957 WDIA Goodwill Revue and a 1956 image of Elvis on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle by Alfred Wertheimer. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.


"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" at Pink Palace

July 21 - October 14, 2012 at Pink Palace Museum in Memphis. Come relive the King’s innocent younger days and feel the energy of a young man who was only just beginning to realize his potential at the "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" Exhibit. The Pink Palace will extend their hours until 9:00 p.m. on August 10 - 15 for the 35th celebration.


All events, guests, ticket prices and other information listed below are subject to change at any time.


Email: glsales@elvis.com
Web: www.elvis.com/elvisweek/default.aspx?=2011
Phone: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
If I Can Dream International Art Exhibition
7/21/2012 - 9/16/2012
Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue.
Details: Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue. Come and see the winning pieces of artwork for the "If I Can Dream Art Contest and Exhibition." All original artwork in the exhibition will inspired by the song "If I Can Dream," sang by Elvis during the closing of his 1968 NBC television special. Through August 19, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite piece and a “Fans’ Favorite” will be announced following Elvis Week. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.

Web: brooksmuseum.org/
"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" at the Pink Palace Museum
7/21/2012 - 10/14/2012
July 21 - October 14. Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue in Memphis.
Details: Come relive the King’s innocent younger days and feel the energy of a young man who was only just beginning to realize his potential. Alfred Wertheimer’s gorgeous photo exhibit has been displayed in prestigious museums and galleries across the country, including the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit is finally coming back to its rightful home here in Memphis just in time for Elvis Week 2012. The Pink Palace will be extending their hours until 9:00 p.m. on August 10 - 15 for the week-long celebration.

Web: www.memphismuseums.org/exhibit-14909/
Elvis is in the Building Photography Exhibition
6/23/2012 - 10/31/2012
Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue.
Details: Elvis is in the Building, a photography exhibition curated by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, will be on view at the Brooks from June 23 through October 31. Consisting of early, yet iconic photographs of Elvis Presley, the exhibition includes an Ernest Withers photograph of Elvis and B.B. King at the 1957 WDIA Goodwill Revue and a 1956 image of Elvis on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle by Alfred Wertheimer. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.

Web: brooksmuseum.org/