Elvis Presley is a Rock ‘n Roll legend, and you can join celebrations around
the country honoring his life and music. From the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s
annual birthday celebration in Memphis to The Elvis Cruise from
Jacksonville, FL, to Nassau, Bahamas, there will be plenty of festivities to
join around the world.
At Graceland in Memphis you'll find three unique exhibits have been added to the collection at Graceland starting with Elvis on Tour. The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Golden Globe award-winning documentary of the same name. “Elvis…Through His Daughter’s Eyes” will open Lisa Marie Presley’s birthday, Feb 1st. This Golden Globe award-winning documentary highlights the relationship between Elvis and his only child.
One of the largest exhibits to be presented during the 35th Anniversary year is the Icon: The Influence of Elvis Presley, which opens in March. The exhibit will feature many artifacts on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, and celebrates Elvis’ status as a music pioneer and icon that paved the way and influenced many of today’s artists and notable celebrities.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil the largest ever international Elvis Presley exhibition will take place, and include hundreds of artifacts on loan from Graceland in Memphis. Also taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, London, Paris, Dublin, Zurich and Frankfurt is a 16 date tour of Elvis Presley In Concert. This amazing production in March reunites former Elvis band mates live on stage with a state of the art video-projected Elvis.
Elvis fans can also catch the theatrical concert experience ELVIS LIVES - The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event that includes a 29 city U.S. tour. Featured on the tour are finalists from The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, who will perform in an unforgettable multi- media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life.
We cannot forget the licensed Elvis festivals that will take place all over the world, and includes Elvis’ birthplace in Tupelo, Miss. to Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia. Down in Memphis, Tennessee at Graceland fans who join during Elvis Week in Mid August will enjoy special events, concerts, panel discussions and more during a multiple day celebration. Over 75,000 fans from around the world are expected to make the pilgrimage and take part in a week-long event, and the annual Candlelight Vigil on August 15th that celebrates the music icon.
By Melody Schubert
For details on planning a trip to Graceland, and for event schedules for the year-long 35th Anniversary celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley visit www.elvis.com. And, for updates on Elvis Week events and news visit www.elvisweek.com.