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"Conversations on Elvis" Sold Out, Other Great Elvis Week Tickets Still Available

August 01, 2013


The highly anticipated Elvis Week event "Conversations on Elvis," featuring Mother Dolores Hart,T.G. Sheppard and Norbert Putnam, is now officially sold out. However there are many great seats still available to our other Elvis Week events, including the Elvis Week Main Stage, Aloha from Hawaii Enhanced Screening and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Tickets still remain for the following events:



MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Salute to Memphis Music Featuring Memphis Jones and Brad Birkedahl
7:00 p.m. Help kick-off the Elvis Week Main Stage events at Graceland with an amazing night of Memphis music. Hear Memphis music performed by great Memphis talent with performances by the Memphis Jones Band plus Brad Birkedahl and The Burnin’ Love Band. The show will not only feature Elvis songs, but the sound and soul of other great Memphis musicians. Individual tickets are $20.



TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase
1:00 p.m. See some of the semifinalists for the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest showcase their talents as they prepare for the ultimate contest. Elvis tribute artists who will perform during this event to be announced at a later time, but all will be 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinalists. This event will be hosted by Ultimate Contest host Joey Sulipeck. Individual tickets are $20.

“Viva Las Vegas" Movie and Dance Party
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Bring your dancing shoes for a night filled with Las Vegas fun and excitement. Kick-off the evening with a screening of the Elvis fan favorite “Viva Las Vegas” - sponsored by Warner Bros. - which is sure to have everyone on their feet singing along and dancing in the aisles. Then, after the movie is over, continue to dance the night away with DJ Argo as he plays some of your favorite Elvis music. Ticket price includes both movie screening and dance party that follows. Individual tickets are $30.



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. See 28 of the best tribute artists in the world compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Enjoy hours of Elvis music and entertainment as these winners compete for their chance to advance to the Final Round on Saturday, August 17. The top 10 Elvis tribute artists moving on to the Final Round of the competition will be announced at the end of the Semifinal Round. Two-day tickets are $139.00 and $69.00 (includes Semifinal on 8/14 and Final Round on 8/17). The $139.00 VIP ticket also includes VIP seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet at the Hard Rock Cafe on August 14.* A one day ticket to the Semifinal Round only is also available for $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Cannon Center box office.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Elvis Gospel Celebration
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 as they sing some of their favorite Elvis gospel songs on stage. Individual tickets are $30.

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event
Hosted by entertainer Andy Childs, 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, who 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. The special spotlight charity will be the March of Dimes, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.



FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

“Aloha from Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening
7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main. Celebrate entertainment history at the Orpheum on August 16 with a special enhanced screening of Elvis’ landmark 1973 television event. The re-mastered video is featured in high-definition and edited to create a special experience for you, the audience. Included will be rarely-seen footage and audio that, when combined with the stage footage, will remind even the biggest Elvis fan why they call him the king! As a special enhancement to the evening, enjoy a performance by former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet (Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland). Tickets are $35. VIP tickets - SOLD OUT. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Orpheum box office.

Aloha from Hawaii After-Party
10:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. After the “Aloha from Hawaii” screening, head back to Graceland for an Elvis Aloha After-Party featuring live Elvis music by Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band. They will be playing your favorite Elvis music as you dance late into the evening. Individual tickets are $30.



SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Official Elvis Insiders Event
10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. This year’s Elvis Insiders event will be a celebration of all that is Elvis with special segments that highlight various parts of Elvis’ life and career. Attendees will enjoy sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event, special guests and much more. It will be a special “inside” look at both Elvis and his home, Graceland. Special guests appearances to include former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet – Bill Baize and Donnie Sumner, who will talk about Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” concert; and DJ Fontana, who will share memories/stories about the filming of the ’68 Special which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and Mylon Le Fevre, Grammy award winning gospel singer who met Elvis at a Memphis gospel convention and wrote "Without Him." Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland and Mylon Le Fevre will be signing autographs following this event.

Elvis Celebration Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey with Special Guest DJ Fontana and Millie Kirkham
3:00 p.m. Join us for a celebration of Elvis music during a special afternoon concert event. The show will feature Terry Mike Jeffrey and band performing some of their favorite Elvis tunes, joined by Elvis’ original drummer DJ Fontana and background vocalist Millie Kirkham. Additional guest to be announced soon. A great way to end Elvis Week 2013. Autographs with performers to follow event. Individual tickets are $35.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round
7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a phenomenal show as the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the August 14 Semifinal Round compete for the title. The excitement will build throughout the night as the group is narrowed down from ten to five before the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2013 is named. The show will also feature a performance by 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Ben Portsmouth. Find out more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Two-day tickets are $139.00 and $69.00 (includes Semifinal and Final Round). The $139.00 VIP ticket also includes VIP seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet at the Hard Rock Cafe on August 14.* A one day ticket to the Final Round only is also available for $49. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Cannon Center box office.



Tickets are selling fast so get yours today! Come already prepared for this year's celebration and download the Elvis Week app today at iTunes or Google Play. For a complete schedule of events, featured guests or to purchase tickets, you can also visit ElvisWeek.com.