Elvis Week 2012 - 35th Anniversary Celebration
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
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.
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