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2014 Birthday Celebration Schedule of Events Now Available

November 07, 2013 (Updated)

We are excited to announce that an updated schedule of events for Graceland's 2014 Birthday Celebration is now available! As we gear up to celebrate 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll, we look forward to welcoming fans from around the world to help celebrate the life and legacy of the man who started it all!

Join Elvis fans from around the world as we celebrate the king's birthday on January 8 - 11, 2014. Many fun events are scheduled, beginning with the Elvis Presley Day Ceremony, which includes a birthday cake cutting and a proclamation by both the Memphis and Shelby County officials.

New events include the "Elvis Morning Movie at Malco Theatres" where fans will have the opportunity to vote between Elvis' featured films "This is Elvis" or "Girl Happy," along with the Memphis Grizzlies' Elvis Birthday Night against the Phoenix Suns. Fans can also look forward to our favorite annual events including the Official Elvis Insiders Reception featuring special guests Sandra Ferra Martindale and Wink Martindale, and the Fan Club Presidents’ Event, featuring special guest Wayne Mann.

Popular radio and television personality Wink Martindale witnessed the historic night at WHBQ in July of 1954, when Sam Phillips brought DJ Dewey Phillips the acetate copy of Elvis' first Sun Record "That's All Right." After meeting that evening, Wink and Elvis remained friends throughout the course of Elvis' life. Wink's wife, Sandra Ferra Martindale, who also dated Elvis off and on for several years, will also share stories about spending time with the king. Wayne Mann, Elvis’ cousin and witness to the start of Elvis' career, will share stories from Elvis' days at Sun Studio, as the city of Memphis gears up to celebrate 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll.

Elvis Insiders pre-sale will begin Tuesday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, November 19, at 8:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, details will be available soon. Check out the complete 2014 Birthday Celebration schedule and explore great savings and package deals featured on