Elvis Week 2017 expected to be largest Elvis Week ever - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Week 2017 expected to be largest Elvis Week ever

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Elvis Week 2017 is approaching soon! This year marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death and Graceland is prepping for the exciting nine-day celebration.

Officials said this year’s event is expected to be the largest Elvis Week celebration ever.

Elvis Week 2017 will take place from August 11-19.

Events include the Auction at Graceland, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest finals, charity fundraisers, celebrity and musician appearances, fun club events, and so much more.

A highlight of Elvis Week 2017 is the 40th anniversary celebration concert, Elvis: The Wonder of You, at FedExForum.

Tickets go on-sale on Thursday, May 25. Graceland Insiders will have the chance to purchase tickets beginning at 8:30 a.m. General public tickets sells start at 11 a.m. Click here for more ticket information.

Events for Elvis Week 2017:

Friday, August 11:

Elvis Fan Reunion
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 2 p.m.

Elvis Week Dance Party
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 8-11 p.m.

Saturday, August 12:

35th annual Elvis 5K run benefiting Livitup
Race starts and ends at gates of Graceland – 8 a.m.

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 10 a.m.

The Auction at Graceland
Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland – 2 p.m.
More about the auction, click here.

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 13:

Elvis 101
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 10 a.m.

A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 8 p.m.

Monday, August 14:

Official Graceland Insiders Conference
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 9-11 a.m.; 12:30-2:30 p.m.

A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 15:

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 10 a.m.

Songwriters Showcase
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 3 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil
Graceland Front Gate – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16:

Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 10 a.m.

ELVIS: The Wonder of You
40th anniversary celebration concert event with Symphony Orchestra
FedEx Forum, downtown Memphis – 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 17:

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 10 a.m.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase
Guest House Theater, Guest House at Graceland – 1 p.m.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 7 p.m.

Friday, August 18:

Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 10 a.m.

Ultimate Winners Autograph Session
The Guest House Ballroom – 1-2:30 p.m.

Inside the Archives
Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland – 3 p.m.

The Ultimate Return
Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 19:

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round
Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – 7:30 p.m.

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