July 11, 2013
Join fans from around the world as we celebrate inside the Elvis Week Main Stage Pavilion at Graceland! Check out several events right here at the king's home featuring celebrity guests, live Elvis music, plus much more! Fans can click here or call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 to purchase tickets to any of the following Elvis Ween Main Stage events.
MONDAY AUGUST 12
Salute to Memphis Music Featuring Memphis Jones and Brad Birkedahl
7:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. 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
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
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
Conversations on Elvis
1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event lets fans hear from those who worked closest with the king – from friends, colleagues, co-stars, musicians and more. Guests include: Mother Dolores Hart, who starred alongside Elvis in "Loving You" and "King Creole" and left Hollywood to enter a contemplative monastery; T.G. Sheppard, who formed a close personal and professional relationship with Elvis while promoting records for RCA - Elvis would later, as a token of their friendship, give T.G. his first tour bus; and representatives from Sony who will be talking about the new “Elvis at Stax” release and joined by bassist Norbert Putnam, who was part of the studio band for Elvis’ December 1973 recording session at Stax. An autograph session with special guests Mother Dolores Hart, T.G. Sheppard and Norbert Putnam will follow this event at the Elvis Week Main Stage. Individual tickets are $20.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Elvis Gospel Celebration
9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. 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
1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. 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. Entertainer Andy Childs will be our special guest host for this segment. For the August event, the special spotlight charity will be the March of Dimes, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The March of Dimes was an organization that Elvis supported. All attendees are asked to make at least a $5.00 donation which will be collected at the door of the event. Fan club presidents will get an invite and registration form directly from EPE to attend the event for free. Individual tickets are $15.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
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; country music legend Ronnie Milsap, who did session work with Elvis, including playing piano and singing on “Kentucky Rain”; and DJ Fontana, who will share memories/stories about the filming of the ’68 Special which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland and Ronnie Milsap will be signing autographs following this event. Individual tickets are $25.
Elvis Celebration Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey with Special Guest DJ Fontana and Millie Kirkham
3:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. 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.
Fans can watch a new video about Elvis Week 2013, plus see a complete schedule of events, featured guests and more by visitingElvisWeek.com. Also, make sure to include #ElvisWeek and share your photos with Elvis fans around the world!