Lisa was in Memphis Saturday night, September 21st performing a show at The Levitt Shell and after the show Lisa held a VIP event at Graceland which benefited the charity World Vision. Lisa's Memphis show and Caroline's VIP experience, thanks to the Elvis Insiders forum contest was a wonderful and absolutely astonishing night to remember!
The VIP event with Lisa at Graceland inside the automobile museum included a sweet and personal Q&A session which Priscilla also participated in, and an informative special night tour of Graceland Mansion with Angie Marchese Director of the Graceland Archives. Angie told us practically everything we ever wanted to know regarding Elvis' beloved Graceland Mansion. Angie even let us photograph a kitchen drawer which Lisa wrote her name inside as a child! Before touring we enjoyed Lisa's favorite Memphis foods which were provided by Corky's and among the food choices were very tasty BBQ Nachos. All VIP's we were given a gift-bag with an autographed photo & other Lisa related tour items! A Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with Lisa was also included and our photos with Lisa were taken by Robert Dye, the official Graceland Photographer. Lisa chatted for a few minutes with every VIP and as always she was beyond gracious.
Caroline has been very blessed to have met Lisa Marie Presley several times, and she is forever grateful for the opportunity. Lisa is fantastic, caring, and always gracious! Lisa, thank you for your very soothing music which is very meaningful. Thank you for allowing Elvis fans to tour your childhood home, and thank you for everything you do, and most note-worthily thank you for being you!
Priscilla Presley was a very appreciated surprise at Lisa's VIP event! Caroline had yearned to meet Priscilla and she is grateful the opportunity finally became a reality. Meeting Priscilla was a wonderful and cherished moment. Priscilla is very sweet, kind, and talkative. Priscilla is absolutely everything Caroline ever envisioned her being, a classy lady. Any VIP who longed to meet Priscilla did as she benevolently conversed with fans, posed for photos, and signed autographs! Thank you, Priscilla for opening Graceland to the public and thank for everything you do in Elvis' name and for charities.
The Levitt Shell is formerly, known as The Overton Park Shell, where Lisa's Father Elvis gave his first paid performance July 30th 1954 when he was the opening act for Slim Whitman. 59 years later Elvis, Daughter Lisa took the very same stage! The crowd for Lisa's show was huge and was said to have been the largest concert crowd ever at The Levitt Shell. There were fans who arrived at 8:00am to obtain their places for the show and to of course check sound check and maybe a sighting of Lisa. Lisa took the stage at 7:30pm and she wore a gorgeous black dress, with black boots. The show was amazing, the sound was awesome, Lisa interacted a lot with the crowd and several times she told the crowd how much she loved Memphis! In addition Lisa also told one lined stories about growing up in Memphis. Priscilla Presley, Lisa's Mother attended the show and she sat in the door way of the left side of the stage. Lisa and Micheal Lockwood's twins, Harper & Finely sat on Priscilla's lap during the show. Priscilla came out to the stage for a quick hello, and the twins Harper & Finley were also on stage for a quick moment! The four year old twins were apprehensive at first, and when they came out to the stage they went straight to Lisa after being persuaded. Caroline has seen Lisa perform four times and believes this was truly Lisa's very best performance. Lisa, and her band rock so hard!!!
Sunday, September 22nd was another night history was made while Lisa was in town. Lisa and her band filmed performances inside the Jungle Room at Graceland for Yahoo Music! This was the first time Lisa has done anything such as performing at Graceland. The performances and interview with Yahoo Music will air as a webcast November 13, 2013 on RAW for Yahoo Music.
Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville wishes Lisa Marie Presley a very successful rest of the "Storm & Grace" concert tour. Keep doing your thing Lisa!