Elvis Week 2018 Events

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Officials with Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises announced the schedule for the annual festivities, set for August 9-18, marking the 41st anniversary of the passing of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. 

The singer’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, longtime Elvis collaborator Dr. Emily “Cissy” Houston, and Presley's TCB band member Ronnie Tutt are among the notables appearing during the 10-day celebration at Graceland. 

Featuring a mix of concerts, panels, and other remembrances, the programming will be highlighted by events exploring the 50th anniversary of Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special and his history of gospel work and recordings. 

There will also be a live concert and multimedia performance with Elvis on the big screen, the Elvis tribute act competition, another auction of Presley items and memorabilia, and the annual Candlelight Vigil, set for the evening of August 15. 

Lisa Marie Presley, along with Houston and members of The Stamps Quartet will gather for another “Conversations on Elvis” discussion August 15, focusing on the King’s passion for spiritual music. 

The Elvis Week schedule culminates with an “Elvis: Live in Concert” performance on August 18, as an all-star band plays along with a larger-than-life big screen version of the King. The show will also feature guest appearance by Tutt, the TCB band drummer, and The Stamps Quartet. 

Elvis Week special packages range from $220 to $1500 starting with the "Elvis Week Concert -Only Package ($220), Elvis Week Premier Package with Lisa Marie Presley Autograph ($685) or the Elvis Week Elite Package ($1500) which is inclusive of all events.

As with the 40th Anniversary an Elvis Week Property Pass is required to participate in the Elvis Candle Light Vigil which will require a minimum purchase to the Elvis Presley's Memphis complex at a cost of $28.75

For full access to the complex for the entire Elvis Week it will be $89.25 however that does not include access to the Graceland Mansion. For the Graceland Mansion tour and Elvis Presley's Memphis access for the week it will be $124.50. 


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase 

1:00 pm. Guest House Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $20
 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round 

7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $219, $139, $35
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

36th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup

8:00 AM. Run starts and finishes at gates of Graceland.

ELVIS: The Greatest Hits Ultimate Tribute Artist Show

7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $219, $139, $59

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event 

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25

The Auction at Graceland 

12:30 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free to attend; must register to bid.  
 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round 

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $219, $139, $59
 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Elvis Fan Reunion

1:00 PM. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $10

Darlene Love in Concert

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55

Elvis Week Dance Party

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $25

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

Conversations on Elvis: Co-stars

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25

Inside the Archives

3:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free. 

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert 

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
 

Conversations on Elvis: Gospel 

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30

A Musical Salute to Elvis 

4:30 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25

Candlelight Vigil  

8:30 PM. Graceland Front Gate.
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. 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 of Elvis' passing. Security check points will be in place to access the street in front of Graceland Mansion, and an Elvis Week Property Pass will be required to enter the procession line up to Meditation Garden. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

Conversations on Elvis: ’68 Special

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25

ELITE Package Holder Evening Reception 

5:00 PM. Grand Ballroom, Guest House at Graceland. 
Reserved for ELITE package holders only.
 

’68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25

Party at Elvis Presley’s Memphis

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $45

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Elvis Week Brunch

9:30 AM. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $45

Elvis Live in Concert - with an All-Star Band

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest hits with Elvis live in concert and on the big screen, in the tradition of Elvis’ legendary, live concert tours. A live, rock ‘n’ roll all-star band will accompany Elvis and bring this stage production to life at Graceland with former members of The Stamps Quartet and a very special guest appearance by TCB band member Ronnie Tutt. A not-to-be-missed concert event. 

 

SOURCE: COMMERCIAL APPEAL | GRACELAND