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Aug 16

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet
8/16/2012
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Memphis Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street
Details: Private event reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. VIP tickets for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest are now SOLD OUT.

Email: Memphis_sales@hardrock.com
Web: www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=37&MIBEnumID=3
Phone: 901-529-0007
EP Party Jam Featuring Jamie Aaron Kelley, with Brad Birkedahl and John McClure
8/16/2012
10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: A unique jam show featuring Jamie Aaron Kelley, with Brad Birkedahl and John McClure on guitar and bass. The show will include a wide variety of Elvis songs - studio, live, movie, home recordings and more. 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
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
On Stage with Terry Mike Jeffrey and Andy Childs
8/16/2012
1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland
Details: On stage will feature acoustic sets with fan favorites Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey, as they each perform some of their favorite Elvis songs. The event will also feature a special performance by Jose Feliciano, singer, virtuoso guitarist and composer known for many international hits including the 1970 Christmas single "Feliz Navidad." Jose will be performing songs off his new CD "The King." Opening will be Texas-bred songbirds Gladys and Maybelle. 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
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 35th Anniversary Concert Pre-Concert VIP Reception
8/16/2012
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. FedExForum, downtown Memphis
Details: Private event reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the Elvis 35th Anniversary Concert. The pre-event reception will allow VIPs the opportunity to gather together before the concert and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, free soft drinks and a cash bar;  a private welcome from Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley; a gift bag that includes a commemorative badge/lanyard, limited-edition CD sampler and other bonus items that will not be available for purchase. VIP ticket holders will gain access for the pre-concert VIP Reception and collect their gift bag by showing their ticket at the door.

Email: customersupport@official-online-tickets.com
Web: www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0047229A0A4830?artistid=1638454&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
Phone: (Ticketmaster) 800-745-3000 or (FedExForum) 877-686-5366
Elvis 35th Anniversary Concert
8/16/2012
8:00 p.m. FedExForum, downtown Memphis
Details: Elvis returns to Memphis for a spectacular concert event starring the real Elvis Presley via video. See some of Elvis' finest concert performances projected on a large video screen, accompanied live on stage by a cast of singers and musicians who worked with him, an orchestra, and additional singers and musicians. All music heard in the concert production is performed live except for Elvis' voice.

The following guests are confirmed to appear at the concert:

  • Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley
  • Joe Guercio
  • TCB Band members James Burton and Glen Hardin
  • DJ Fontana
  • Norbert Putnam
  • The Sweet Inspirations – Estelle Brown, Portia Griffin & Kelly Jones
  • Former members of JD Sumner and The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland and Donnie Sumner
  • Former members of The Imperials: Joe Moscheo, Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray
  • Former members of The Dempseys: Brad Birkedahl and Joe Fick
  • Special Guest Musicians: Paul Leim, Ron Feuer, Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey
  • Members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Sound Fuzion from University of Memphis
Tickets for the event are $300 (VIP), $105, $95, $85 and $65. The $300 and $105 tickets are now SOLD OUT. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the FedExForum box office.

Shuttle transportation from Graceland to the FedExForum will be available from Premier Transportation Services. Round trip shuttle is $20 and limited seating is available. Learn More.


The $300 VIP tickets include premium seating plus a pre-event reception that will allow you the opportunity to gather together before the concert and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, free soft drinks and a cash bar; a private welcome from Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley; a gift bag that includes a commemorative badge/lanyard, limited-edition CD sampler and other bonus items that will not be available for purchase.


Email: customersupport@official-online-tickets.com
Web: www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0047229A0A4830?artistid=1638454&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
Phone: (Ticketmaster) 800-745-3000 or (FedExForum) 877-686-5366
George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service
8/16/2012
12:00 Noon. Main Theatre Building, University of Memphis.
Details: Free admission. Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis and celebrity guests. For more information, contact the U of M Department of Communication at (901) 678-2565.

Phone: (901) 525-3711
Tupelore: "Tupelove" and "Favorite Son" at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
8/16/2012
7:00 p.m. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue
Details: The Brooks celebrates the life of Elvis Presley with filmmaker, comic book artist, and fellow-Tupeloean John Michael McCarthy, the author behind "Teenage Tupelo," "The Sore Losers," and "Superstarlet A.D." McCarthy will screen and discuss "Tupelove," a fifteen-minute short exploring the boyhood mythos of Elvis, which features little-known places in and around Tupelo, Mississippi. Created for the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, "Tupelove" stars Corey Parker and Amy LaVere, and is narrated by Elvis’ original drummer, D.J. Fontana. McCarthy will also screen footage from a work-in-progress called "Favorite Son," which documents the making of the seven-foot tall “Tupelo Elvis” bronze statue by sculptor Bill Beckwith, modeled on Elvis’ pose in the Roger Marshutz photograph shot at the 1956 Tupelo Fair and slated to be unveiled at Fairpark in Tupelo on August 9. Admission is $8.00; $6.00 for Brooks members. For questions, call Memphis Brooks Museum of Art at 901-544-6226.

Web: brooksmuseum.org/
Phone: 901-544-6226
Meet 'n' Greet with Lowell Hays
8/16/2012
1:00 - 3:00 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
8/16/2012
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Good Rockin' Record Shop, Graceland Plaza
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.

George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service
8/16/2012
12:00 Noon. Main Theatre Building, University of Memphis
Details: Free admission. Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis and celebrity guests. For more information, contact the U of M Department of Communication at (901) 678-2565.


Ornament signing by Lisa Kelechava, Founder and Designer Joy to the World Collectibles, Inc.
8/16/2012
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Walk a Mile Gift Shop, Graceland Plaza
Details: 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.


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/