Saturday, August 8, 2009

* Club Elvis at Graceland
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight
Graceland
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 800-238-2000.
Attend a private party for Elvis fans, held in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. There will be Elvis music, dancing, and a cash bar. A wristband ticket will allow you to go between Club Elvis and the other activities on the property.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

* Elvis Gospel Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Elvis Presley Car Museum
Graceland Plaza
$27 per person
Enjoy a Sunday brunch accompanied by Elvis' beloved gospel songs plus Elvis videos on the drive-in screen.
* Blue Hawaii Screening
6:00 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre
203 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
$6 per person
See Blue Hawaii on the big screen at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are available at the door, one hour before showtime. Cash only.

Monday, August 10, 2009

* Club Elvis at Graceland
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight
Graceland
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 800-238-2000.
Attend a private party for Elvis fans, held in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. There will be Elvis music, dancing, and a cash bar. A wristband ticket will allow you to go between Club Elvis and the other activities on the property.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

* Malco Theatre's Elvis Film Fest 6
First film begins at 10:00 a.m.
Malco Studio on the Square
2105 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN
$5 per film
Screen 1
10:00 a.m. - Jailhouse Rock
12:00 noon - Fun in Acapulco
2:00 p.m. - Roustabout
4:10 p.m. - Jailhouse Rock
Screen 2
10:15 a.m. - Roustabout
12:30 p.m. - King Creole
3:00 p.m. - Fun in Acapulco

* Elvis Presley Fan Club Reception and Tours at The MED
The MED
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
10:00 a.m.
Special tours and reception at the MED's cafeteria. Call 901-545-6405 for more information.

* Peabody Duck March with 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contestants
5:00 p.m.
Peabody Hotel
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN
Watch as the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contestants help the Duckmaster escort The Peabody Ducks from the lobby fountain to their rooftop suite.
* Shawn Klush in Concert Featuring The Sweet Inspirations
7:00 p.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
$27 per person
Hear 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Shawn Klush live in concert along with The Sweet Inspirations. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

* Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe
315 Beale Street
Memphis, TN
This is a private event for those who purchased a special ticket package for the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
* Elvis Week Meet 'N' Greet
1:30 p.m.
Capriccio Grill
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN
$24 per person (in advance)
Enjoy pasta, salad, desserts, and beverages with other Elvis fans in Memphis. Reserve your spot by mailing payment to Gigi Ballester, PO Box 195, Ellendale, TN 38029.
* Elvis Meetup Benefitting the Memphis Humane Society
4:00 p.m.
Marlowe's Restaurant
4381 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN
There is no cover charge but attendees pay for their own food, drinks, and tips. There will be special guests and Elvis door prizes.
* Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semi-Finals
7:00 p.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
Tickets start at $69 -- call 901-525-1515.
Watch the semi-final round of the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

* Brass Note Dedication for Dewey Phillips
9:30 a.m.
W.C. Handy Park
Third and Beale
Memphis, TN
Dewey Phillips was the first DJ to play Elvis on the air. He will be honored with a Brass Note on Beale Street.
* Rehearsal for Elvis 1969 - A Celebration Concert
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cannon Center
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
Open to Elvis Week Premier Ticket Package and Elvis 1969 - A Celebration Concert VIP Package purchasers only.
* Elvis Fan Club Presidents' Event
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fogelman Executive Conference Center
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
$10 for the general public
Join Elvis Presley fan club presidents at this special event. Elvis Presley Enterprises will present a program of company updates, announcements, and special guest speakers.
* Graceland Scavenger Hunt - Bears on Tour
5:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Begins at the Graceland Ticket Office.
$29 for Adults
$14 for Children ages 7-12
Tour the Graceland Mansion and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while participating in a trivia scavenger hunt for prizes. Call 800-238-2000 to purchase tickets for this event.
* Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals
7:00 p.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
Tickets start at $69 -- call 901-525-1515.
See top finalists of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest compete for the title of Elvis Tribute Artist of 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009

* Elvis Insiders Shake, Rattle and Bowl Party
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Strike Zone Bowling Alley
3330 Pine Tar Alley
Southaven, Mississippi
$49 per person
Elvis Insiders (and one guest each) can come out for a day of bowling, pool, Elvis triva, karaoke, lunch, a cash bar, and more. The TCB Band, The Sweet Inspirations, Elvis' Imperials, Millie Kirkham and Joe Guercio will be available for autographs. Call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 for tickets.
* The Genuine Elvis Book Launch and Autograph Signing
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Elvis Lives Exhibit, Graceland Plaza.
Ronnie McDowell, Edie Hand, Joe Meador, and Gene Smith's widow Louise Smith will be autographing this new collectible book.
* Elvis 1969 - A Celebration Concert
8:00 p.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
Tickets start at $59
Live music and plus video will combine to recreate Elvis' 1969 concert at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Performers include: Joe Guercio, Elvis' orchestra conductor for many of his Vegas performances; TCB Band members James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Scheff, and Glen D Hardin; Elvis' back up singers, Elvis' Imperials, including Joe Moscheo, Terry Blackwood, Sherman Andrus and Gus Gaches; The Sweet Inspirations, including Myrna Smith, Estelle Brown, Portia Griffin, and Millie Kirkham.
To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit any Ticketmaster Outlet.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

* 27th Annual Elvis Presley International 5K Run/Walk to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy
8:00 a.m.
Graceland Gates
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN
Pre-registration is $20 by calling (901) 761-4277 or visiting the official website. Race day registration is $25.00.
More than 2,000 runners and walkers from around the world will help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy in this family fun race, all the while enjoying the festive atmosphere of Elvis Week.
* Conversations on Elvis - Session 1
American Studio Session
10:00 a.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
Listen as Elvis' friends and associates share their memories of Elvis.
Tickets are $19 for one session or $35 for both. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000.
* Conversations on Elvis - Session 2
Elvis In Vegas 1969
1:00 p.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN
Listen as Elvis' friends and associates share their memories of Elvis.
Tickets are $19 for one session or $35 for both. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000.
* Elvis Presley Gladiators Kick-Off Event with Wayne Carman
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Elvis Lives Exhibit, Graceland Plaza.
Wayne Carman will be on hand to sign copies of his book,Elvis's Karate Legacy, and the newly released Elvis Presley Gladiators DVD.
* Elvis Plaque Presentation from Sony Music
5:00 p.m.
The Plaza Green at Graceland.
Executives from Sony Music will present plaques to honor Elvis' recent worldwide gold, silver and platinum achievements.
* Sony Meet 'n' Greet
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Graceland Ticket Pavilion.
Meet Ernst Jorgensen and executives from Sony and hear about upcoming Elvis music-related projects.
* Autograph Signing with Ken Sharp, Author of Elvis: Vegas '69
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Everything Elvis Store, Graceland Crossing.
Ken Sharp will be signing copies of Elvis: Vegas '69.
* Candlelight Vigil at Graceland
8:30 p.m.
Graceland Mansion
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN
Free admission
Visitors are invited to visit Elvis' grave while carrying a candle in remembrance. This annual ceremony draws thousands and it may take hours to get through the line. Parking is free at the Graceland Visitor Center complex after 6:00 p.m.

* Morning and Evening Walk-ups for Meditation Garden
Free admission walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland
August 8-15, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
August 8-14 and 16, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
* Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
August 8-10, 2009 from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. nightly
Hard Rock Cafe
315 Beale Street
Memphis, TN
Last chance to enter the Elvis Tribute Artist Contest to win a spot in the semifinal round. Anyone interested in competing should email memphis_sales@hardrock.com. Tickets for spectators are $5.00 on August 8th and 9th and $10.00 on August 10th. Tickets are available at the door.
* Elvis Week Entertainment Tent
Graceland Crossing
August 8-16, 2009
Enjoy live performances of Elvis' music, karaoke, and other activities.
Free admission
* Kids Karaoke
August 8, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m and August 13, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Elvis Week Entertainment Tent
Graceland Crossing
Elvis karaoke for kids ages 2-17.
Free admission
* Children's Activities
August 8 and 12-15, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Graceland Ticket Pavilion
Craft activities for children ages 2 to 12.
Free admission
* Elvis Week Art Contest & Exhibit
August 9-15, 2009
Ticket office pavilion in Graceland Plaza.
Exhibition of Elvis-themed artwork from amateur and professional artists.
Free admission
* Elvis Bingo
Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel.
Play bingo for Elvis prizes.
Admission is free but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at least 30 minutes before the games start and are available on a first come, first served basis.
August 8, 2009 -- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
August 9, 2009 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
August 10, 2009 -- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
August 11, 2009 -- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
August 12, 2009 -- 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
August 13, 2009 -- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 16, 2009 -- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
* Joe Petruccio Meet and Greet
August 12 - 15, 2009
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Everything Elvis, Graceland Crossing.
Meet artist Joe Petruccio and see the latest additions to his "Blue Suede Collection" of Elvis portraits.
* Betty Harper Meet and Greet
August 13-15, 2009
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Everything Elvis, Graceland Crossing.
Meet artist Betty Harper and see her collection of original Elvis portraits.
* Lowell Hays Meet and Greet
August 13 & August 15, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza
Meet jeweler Lowell Hays, designer/maker of Elvis' famous TCB ring and see his new line of Elvis fashion jewelry.
* Meet Steven Keet of Hamilton Watches
August 14, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 15, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery Elvis, Graceland Plaza
In honor of Elvis' 75th Birthday, Hamilton Watches will release an officially authorized limited-edition series of Elvis Ventura watches.
* Our Town II: Eyes on Graceland Art Exhibit
August 4-31, 2009
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN
See and purchase original paintings created by The River City Artists to commemorate Graceland's 70th Anniversary. Open to public, free admission.