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Aug 13

Elvis Insiders Conference
8/13/2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: Break from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Autographs with guests during lunch break and following conference. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event will feature a full-day of special programming including special guests, videos and more, all celebrating Elvis. Special confirmed guests are: Jerry Schilling, Elvis' lifelong friend who accompanied him to meet President Nixon; Egil "Bud" Krogh, President Nixon's former aide who arranged and recorded Elvis' meeting with Nixon in the Oval Office; Tom Perryman, a DJ who booked Elvis in east Texas as early as 1954 and in 1955, and his wife Billie, who cooked for Elvis and washed his clothes after performances; Dixie Locke Emmons, who met Elvis at church and dated him just as his career was taking off; June Juanicowho dated Elvis from 1955 to 1957; Larry Geller, Elvis' hairstylist and close friend; DJ Fontana, Elvis' drummer for 14 years who played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis; Allyson Adams, daughter of actor Nick Adams, whose father's book "The Rebel & The King" details his close friendship and whirlwind eight days in Memphis during Elvis' 1956 Tupelo homecoming; the Holladay Sisters – Ginger Holladay and Mary Pederson, who sang on Elvis' famous Memphis sessions at American Sound in Memphis; and Wanda Jackson, Queen of Rock who toured with Elvis in 1955-1956. Tickets are $35. 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
Graceland Trivia Tour
8/13/2012
5:00 p.m. at Graceland Ticket Office
Details: Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while simultaneously answering trivia questions to which answers can be found on the Graceland tour. Adult and junior version of the trivia tour will be available. Prizes will be awarded for both adult and junior versions. Tickets are $32 adult; $15 children 7-12; kids 6 and under are free. 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
Elvis Week Dance Party
8/13/2012
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: Come hang out and enjoy a dance party with Elvis Radio DJ Argo playing your favorite Elvis dance music. Tickets are $25. 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
Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center 35th Anniversary Celebration, The Elvis Presley Fan Reception
8/13/2012
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MED Café at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center, 877 Jefferson Avenue
Details: Tours of the Trauma Center will be free and available immediately after the reception. For more information, please contact Laura Terry at 901-545-6404 or Marsha Evans at 901-545-6405.

Phone: 901-545-6404 or 901-545-6405
Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 3
8/13/2012
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Show at 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. $10 admission. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.TicketAlternative.com.

Web: www.ticketalternative.com/Events/18440.aspx
Book Signing with Bobby Wood of The Memphis Boys and Barbara Lowry
8/13/2012
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Good Rockin' Record Shop, Graceland Plaza.
Details: Meet Bobby Wood as he debuts his book "WALKING AMONG GIANTS" (From Elvis To Garth).  Additional members of the Memphis Boys (Reggie Young, Gene Chrisman, and Bobby Emmons) will also be available during the second hour of the signing. 

Web: www.elvis.com/elvisweek/default.aspx?=2011
Book Signing with Bobby Wood of The Memphis Boys
8/13/2012
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Good Rockin' Record Shop, Graceland Plaza
Details: Meet Bobby Wood as he debuts his book "WALKING AMONG GIANTS" (From Elvis To Garth).  Additional members of the Memphis Boys (Reggie Young, Gene Chrisman, and Bobby Emmons) will also be available during the second hour of the signing.


The Memphis Boys Note Dedication
8/13/2012
5:00 p.m. Beale Street, downtown Memphis
Details: Ceremony for The Memphis Boys, who will be honored with a Beale Street Blues Note. Free.

Meet 'n' Greet with Lowell Hays
8/13/2012
12:00 -2:00 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.

Lowell Hays Trunk Show
8/13/2012
12:00 - 2:00 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
8/13/2012 - 8/15/2012
3:00-9:00 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.

Shop for your favorite Elvis fashions with B & K Costume Company
8/13/2012 - 8/15/2012
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Elvis On Tour, Graceland Crossing.
Details: 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.

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/