Elvis Week 2019 is ready to rock and roll

Elvis Week 2019 is ready to rock and roll
The annual candlelight vigil at Graceland remains emotional to many, just as it did the day Elvis' Meditation Gardens opened. (Photo Source: MGN Online)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Preparations at Graceland are in full swing for this year’s Elvis Week as 2019 marks the 42nd anniversary of the King of Rock 'n' Roll’s passing.

The celebration begins Friday and wraps up Aug. 18.

Events include The Auction at Graceland, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals, live concerts, fan events and appearances from celebrities and musicians.

A panel will discuss Elvis’ recording sessions at American Sound where The King recorded songs such as “Suspicious Mind," “In the Ghetto” and “Don’t Cry Baby.”

Panelists include:

  • House Band Members, Memphis Boys, Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman
  • Back-up Vocalists Mary and Ginger Holladay
  • Sony Music’s Ernst Jorgensen
  • Songwriter Mark James
  • Singer Bj Thomas
  • Singer Ronnie Milsap

For a complete lineup of Elvis Week acts, concerts and events, visit Graceland’s Elvis Week website.

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