Elvis Week Events: Thursday August 16th - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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LIVE GROM GRACELAND: ELVIS WEEK 2007

Elvis Week Events: Thursday August 16th

Elvis: The 30th Anniversary Concert Elvis: The 30th Anniversary Concert
Elvis: Midnight in Vegas Concert Elvis: Midnight in Vegas Concert

Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes Tour Series by Sweet Magnolia Tours
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (Boarding at 8:30 AM; Departure at 9:00 AM and returns to TN Welcome Center on Riverside Drive at 1:00 PM)
Tour departs TN Welcome Center on Riverside Drive
$40.00 per person (includes motorcoach transportation)

Sites on the tour include Presley's alma mater, Humes High, his old neighborhood at Lauderdale Courts, and Pop Tunes, where he would linger hoping to meet Sam Phillips. Some sites will be narrations as time has taken its toll. Some will be drive-byes and others picture stops. The tour's highlight will be at Lauderdale Courts, where you will visit Elvis's apartment, which has been carefully restored to replicated the original furnishings and decor. The tour will also visit Lansky's on Beale Street, The Chisca Hotel, Lowe's Theater, the site of Crown Electric, the Peabody Hotel, and the Overton Park Band Shell.

Jerry Hopkins - The Once and Future Elvis: A Conversation
10:00 AM.
Theatre and Communications Arts, University of Memphis
Admission is free - No ticket required

Jerry Hopkins, original Elvis biographer, will discuss perceptions of Elvis from then until now and beyond with locals who knew Elvis and audience members who choose to participate. Hopkins was a part of the first University of Memphis seminar on Elvis in 1979 and his original tapes and research notes, archived in the University of Memphis Library, have been the foundation for many subsequent scholarly works on Elvis and his times.

George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service
Noon
Main Theatre Building, University of Memphis
Admission is free

Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis, and celebrity guests.

D&N's Pre-Elvis Concert Dinner and Humes Benefit
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM -  Silent Auction; 5:30 PM - Dinner
Humes Room at Club Superior, 159 Beale Street
$35.00 per person (Advance ticket purchase only. Reserved seating. Mail checks to: Nancie Craft, 6607 Cindy Lane, Houston, TX 77008)

D&N's Elvis Presley Fan Club invites you to join us for a fabulous 3 course dinner in the private Humes Room at Club Superior. Enjoy the large collection of Humes memorabilia, including unique items of Humes' famous graduate, Elvis Presley, formerly displayed at Anna's Steakhouse. Silent auction benefiting Elvis's Alma Mater, Humes.

Elvis Presley Induction - Peabody Duck Walk of Fame
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
The Peabody, 149 Union Avenue

The Peabody will celebrate more than just its 82nd birthday at its annual Anniversary Party this year. The "South's Grand Hotel" will pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n Roll by inducting Elvis Presley into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame. Priscilla Presley will be the guest of honor at the event, which will take in the Grand Lobby. Belz Enterprises Chairman & CEO Jack Belz will posthumously induct the Elvis Presley into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame.

ELVIS:  THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
8:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM; VIP ticket holder access beginst at 5:30 PM)
FedExForum
$90, $75, $50 (see ticket information below)

A spectacular, historic concert event starring the real Elvis Presley, via video, accompanied live on stage by a large cast of singers and musicians who worked with him, an orchestra, and additional singers and musicians.
Ticket information: This event is sold out, but a limited number of $75.00 tickets that are part of a special multiple-event ticket package that includes access to attend concert rehearsals the day before the show are available.  Some of the tickets that are presently held back for corporate and sponsor commitments could be released at some point in the final weeks/days leading up to the show.  If so, they will be available via Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com or by Ticketmaster phone at (901) 525-1515.  Tickets also can be purchased in person at all Ticketmaster Retail Ticket Center locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri and in person at the FedExForum box office.  Typical ticketing service fees will be added. 

"ELVIS:  MIDNIGHT IN VEGAS" CONCERT
11:59 PM (Doors open as soon as the venue empties from the 30th Anniversary Concert)
FedExForum
$55 (tickets available through Ticketmaster)

This exciting new concert event was added to the Elvis Week calendar just after Elvis: The 30th Anniversary Concert sold out in early May. The concert stars the real Elvis Presley, exclusively using performance footage shot for production of the MGM concert film Elvis, That's the Way It Is, which focused on his Summer 1970 engagement at International Hotel in Las Vegas.  Elvis will be on the giant screen, while live on stage will be a cast of singers and musicians – many of whom worked the 1970 Vegas engagement with him.  Event runtime approximately 90 minutes.

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