Largest Elvis Week Ever Expected at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Aug. 9-18

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fans from around the world will gather at Graceland® in Memphis to celebrate and honor the life of Elvis Presley™ during Elvis Week™ 2018, which will be the biggest Elvis Week in history. Unprecedented concerts, special performances and guest appearances will take place Aug.9-18 at Graceland’s new entertainment complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis™.

Among the very special guests will be Lisa Marie Presley, who will appear on stage at the Graceland Soundstage on Aug. 15; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend and Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special performer Darlene Love live in concert, making her first-ever Elvis Week appearance; gospel and soul legend and former Elvis back-up singer Dr. Emily “Cissy” Houston, also making her first Elvis Week appearance; Elvis’ acclaimed drummer from the TCB Band, Ronnie Tutt; and many more.

Highlights of the week’s events include a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the legendary ’68 Comeback Special, a concert and conversation honoring Elvis’ gospel recordings, a live concert performance with Elvis on the big screen, a special Lisa Marie Presley autograph opportunity for exclusive ticket package holders, and of course the Candlelight Vigil, held on the evening of Aug. 15. Fans will enjoy stories from people who knew and/or worked with Elvis, bid on auction items, and celebrate with special events throughout the week hosted at Elvis Presley’s Graceland complex, which includes the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland™ resort hotel and the multi-million dollar entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.

Tickets for all Elvis Week events go on-sale beginning noon CST Friday, March 30. For additional ticket information, including exclusive Elvis Week packages, visit the Elvis Week ticket page. Most events will take place at the Graceland Soundstage, a state-of-the-art production and performance space in the heart of Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, directly across the street from Graceland Mansion. 

The cornerstone event, the Candlelight Vigil, will begin 8:30 p.m. CST Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Graceland’s front gate. Elvis music sets the tone of the evening as fans walk up the driveway to the Meditation Garden. This event lasts throughout the night as thousands of participants gather on Elvis Presley Boulevard listening to music, remembering Elvis and enjoying the memorials that are created by fans along the street.

There is limited availability at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel on select nights during Elvis Week. Visit www.GracelandGuesthouse.com for availability and room reservations.

Celebrities, performers and other information will be updated regularly with new announcements at www.ElvisWeek.com.

About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley's Memphis, Graceland's new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle and Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. Graceland was recently named “Best Tennessee Attraction” by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks an impressive fourth USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award win for Elvis Presley’s legendary home – the most for any attraction worldwide – with previous wins as the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in 2015, and the No. 1 “Iconic American Attraction” in 2013 by USA Today 10Best readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.

Media Contacts:

David Beckwith

323-632-3277

david@thebeckwithcompany.com

Mark Riddell

901-332-3322

mriddell@graceland.com

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