Hound Dog Tour: By Backbeat Tours
2:30 p.m. Departs from Blues City Café, located at 140 Beale Street.
Join Backbeat Tours for an Elvis tribute tour with a twist! As unique as
the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to
sharing Elvis’ legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all
rolled into one. Hear all your favorite Elvis hits performed live on
Memphis’ only music bus while seeing where he grew up, where he went to
school, where he worked, and where he dreamed, as well as sites
important to his early career. The Hound Dog Tour has become an Elvis Week tradition, with
many passengers returning year after year. Come celebrate the man behind
the legend: whether you’re a longtime fan or a new admirer, we
guarantee fun for all! The price of the 90-minute tour is $28/adults,
$26/seniors and $16/child (7-12 years). The price of the 2.5 hour tour
that includes Lauderdale Courts is $47/adults, $45/seniors and $32/child
(7-12 years). Elvis Insiders receive a 10% discount.
: 800-979-3370 or 901-527-9415
George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion
5:00 p.m. Alfred’s, 197 Beale Street.
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 $45.00 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.
: 901- 525-3711
Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Meditation Garden at Graceland
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.
Free Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing
All Day. Graceland Crossing
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.
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Elvis at 21”
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
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.