The historical Best Western located on the Historic Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri is hosting a weekend event on April 12th, 2013 to honor their "famous" Springfield Native, the late John Wilkinson who passed away in January 2013. Wilkinson was Elvis Presley's Rhythm Guitarist from 1969 until Elvis' passing in 1977. In addition to honoring Wilkinson by celebrating his life and having musical performances, The Best Western will cut the ribbon for their brand new Suite - The John Wilkinson Suite.
The charming historic inn is nestled on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds along Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. The property was orginally known as The Rail Haven Motor Court. Eight sandstone cottages were constructed in 1938 and over the years the cottages have undergone modern renovations to evolve into The Best Western. In addition to regular guest rooms they offer an Elvis themed suite which features a relaxing, jetted bathtub.
April 12th, 2013
Musical performances by Brett Miller, Dallas Jones and Louie Michael.
203 S Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Missouri, 65802-3102
source: hotel website and Facebook event