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Elvis Week Starts Tomorrow at Graceland, Here's the Schedule

Elvis Week 2017 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland will mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, and is expected to be the largest Elvis Week ever. This will also be the first Elvis Week with the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel.

The celebration will feature more than 30 events held on-site at the Graceland campus, including: the largest ever Auction at Graceland; live music nightly including an Elvis Gospel Celebration Concert, Salute to Sun Studios and A Band of Legends; the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest®; fan club gatherings; charity events; plus panel discussions with the musicians, co-stars and friends of Elvis that knew him best. And of course, one of the highlights of the week is the annual Candlelight Vigil.

One of the signature events for the week will be the 40th anniversary concert event at the FedExForum in downtown Memphis. Elvis: Live in Concert will showcase a symphony orchestra live on stage with Elvis Presley himself on the big screen. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.

Following is a list of key events. For the full schedule with times, descriptions and locations, visit

Friday, August 11
  • Elvis Fan Reunion
  • Elvis Week Dance Party
Saturday, August 12
  • 35th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup
  • Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event
  • The Auction at Graceland in the Guest House at Graceland Theater
  • The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert
Sunday, August 13
  • Elvis 101
  • Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Fan Reception
  • A Celebration of Elvis Featuring Bouke
  • A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith
Monday, August 14
  • Official Graceland Insiders Conference
  • A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis
Tuesday, August 15
  • Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends
  • Songwriters Showcase
  • Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, August 16
  • Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio
  • ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, August 17
  • Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies
  • Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
Friday, August 18
  • Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection
  • Inside the Archives
  • Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland Ballroom
  • The Ultimate Return – SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 19
  • Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round