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Elvis Birthday 2012 Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

November 02, 2011

We are pleased to announce that an updated schedule of events for Graceland's 2012 Birthday Celebration has just been posted! Tickets for this spectacular event go on sale Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Scheduled January 5 - 8, 2012, Elvis fans from around the world are expected to travel to Graceland to celebrate the king's birthday. Many fun events are scheduled and the celebration concludes with the Elvis Presley Day Ceremony, which includes a birthday cake cutting and proclamation by both the Memphis and Shelby County officials.

Special guests include Shane Keister, who was hired by Felton Jarvis to play on several tracks for Elvis Presley on the "Promised Land" album. The former members of J.D. Sumner & The Stamps: Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, who will be sharing their memories of knowing Elvis both on and off the stage. Jeannine Johnson, sister of Pierre Adidge who produced and directed the film with Robert Abel and received a Golden Globe for the documentary, as she shares stories and memories. Guest conductor Steven Reineke and musician Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band. 

A pre-sale for basic and plus Elvis Insiders will start at 8:30 a.m. CST on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. General on-sale for tickets will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

Check out the updated 2012 Birthday Celebration schedule and start planning your trip today.