Elvis Gospel Celebration
9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.
Start off your morning with an amazing gospel celebration featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey, Andy Childs
and former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet – Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland
they sing some of their favorite Elvis gospel songs on stage.
Individual tickets are $30 or you can purchase the Elvis Week Main Stage
: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event
1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.
Elvis fans are invited to celebrate the work of Elvis Presley fan clubs
during this special event. In addition to celebrating and recognizing
the work of fan clubs, the event will feature a program of EPE company
updates and special announcements, including the latest from EPE media,
marketing, licensing, merchandise, archives and more. The special guest
speaker for the event will be Sally Wilbourn
started as a receptionist for Sam Phillips at Sun in 1955. Sally will
share some of her favorite stories and memories of working at Sun in the
early days and will be available for autographs following the event.
Entertainer Andy Childs
will be our special guest host for this segment. For the August event, the special spotlight charity will be the March of Dimes
which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The March of Dimes was
an organization that Elvis supported. All attendees are asked to make
at least a $5.00 donation which will be collected at the door of the
event. Fan club presidents will get an invite and registration form
directly from EPE to attend the event for free. Individual tickets are
: 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322
Memorial Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Elvis Presley
3:00 p.m. 1425 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116.
The Mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church on August 15, 2013, at
3:00 p.m. and music beginning at 2:15 p.m.
: 901- 346-2380
8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland.
After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans are invited to
walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down carrying a
candle in quiet remembrance. Free admission. No tickets or reservations.
Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession
have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of
August 16, the anniversary date of Elvis' passing. Free secured parking
at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6:00 p.m.
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.
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.