Elvis Week 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Week Candlelight Vigil. Photo Credit: EPE

What is Elvis Week?

Join the pilgrimage August 11-19, 2017

Elvis Week is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll™.

Elvis Presley’s legacy is alive and well at Graceland in Memphis, where every August thousands of fans from around the world come together to celebrate his life, music and movies. One of the largest crowds ever is expected in 2017 on what will be the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing. The week long event respectfully pays tribute to all things Elvis in a fun and exciting environment that honors one of the biggest icons in music history.
 
Fans will have a chance to immerse themselves in all things Elvis with live music performances, a 5K run, panel discussions with those who knew and worked with Elvis along with an auction with one of a kind memorabilia. The center of activity will be the Graceland Soundstage at  the all new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex. Relax in style when not attending one of the events when you book a room in the luxurious AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland resort hotel.

Elvis Presley - 60th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll. Photo Credit: EPE
Elvis. Photo Credit: EPE
Wall outside of Graceland: Lauren Rickman
Elvis Presley at Graceland 1957. Photo Credit: EPE

One of the most anticipated events held each year is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. This is when more than 20 of the best tribute artists from around compete for the most prestigious title as one winner is crowned the best of the best. Tickets often sell out to this event, so be sure to plan ahead and get yours advance.
 
While panels, live music and a variety of fun events fill up the schedule, the annual candlelight vigil held at Graceland is a solemn and special event that takes place every year on the evening of the 15th of August. Fans patiently wait their turn to pass through the famed gates of Graceland and walk up to Meditation Garden with candle in hand to pay their respects to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This awe inspiring sea of candles is a must see for fans and anyone traveling to Memphis for Elvis Week. 

Tours of the Graceland Mansion and the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis showcasing the car museum, special exhibits and airplanes are always available. Take your camera because photo opportunities and memories will be plenty. 
 
Check out the schedule of events below and get your tickets today and we will see you in Memphis this August.

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 to 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.

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
FedExForum, 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 - SOLD OUT
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 - SOLD OUT
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.