Elvis Week Candlelight Vigil. Photo Credit: EPE

Elvis Week Candlelight Vigil. Photo Credit: EPE

What is Elvis Week?

Join the pilgrimage August 9-18, 2018

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. 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.

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Elvis Presley at Graceland 1957. Photo Credit: EPE
Join fans from around the world as they make the ultimate pilgrimage to Graceland during this annual celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.

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 2018

Thursday, August 9

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Showcase
1:00 p.m., Guest House at Graceland
Tickets $20 on sale now through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Friday, August 10

Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Graceland Excursion
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m. 
$99/adults; $79/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com/Excursions.  

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet
 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. 
The only way to get access to this event is by purchasing the $219 VIP ticket option for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist event. Tickets for this event are on sale now as part of an Elvis Week ETA VIP package.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round 
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $219, $139, $35
Tickets for this event are on sale now as part of an Elvis Week ETA package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Saturday, August 11

Musical Landmarks of the Mississippi Delta Tour
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 6:30 p.m. 
$119/adults; $89/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com/Excursions 

36th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup
8:00 AM. Run starts and finishes at gates of Graceland.
Join Livitup Inc. for their annual 5K run. After the race, enjoy a party featuring food, music and fun! For more information, call Kelly Burrow at 901-299-2553, email [email protected] or visit elvispresleyrunandwalk.racesonline.com

New Special Event at Soundstage with Lisa Marie Presley
1:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30
Tickets for this event may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
Please note: The Lisa Marie photo op/autograph op for Elite Package holders and autograph op for Premier Plus Package holders will take place during this event. Package purchasers will be grouped for photo opportunity with Lisa Marie Presley. One autograph per package holder allowed for Lisa Marie Presley autograph opportunity. All Lisa Marie Presley autographs will be limited to the signing of a new product release coming in August (sold separately).

ELVIS: The Greatest Hits Ultimate Tribute Artist Show 
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $219, $139, $59
Tickets for this event are on sale now as part of an Elvis Week ETA package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Sunday, August 12

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event 
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE or PREMIER ticket package, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

The Auction at Graceland  
12:30 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free to attend; must register to bid.  
For more about The Auction at Graceland, visit GracelandAuctions.com.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round 
7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $219, $139, $59
Tickets for this event are on sale now as part of an Elvis Week ETA package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Monday, August 13

Elvis Fan Reunion
1:00 PM. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $10
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE package, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Darlene Love in Concert
7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE ticket package, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Tuesday, August 14

Conversations on Elvis: Co-stars
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE or PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Inside the Archives
3:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free. 
Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Founders Reception 
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Founders Room, The Guest House at Graceland. Event reserved for Founders only. 
Details for this event will be sent directly to The Founders via email. 

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert 
7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE, PREMIER OR CONCERT ONLY packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Wednesday, August 15

Conversations on Elvis: Gospel  
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE, PREMIER OR CONCERT ONLY packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

A Musical Salute to Elvis 
4:30 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE, PREMIER OR CONCERT ONLY packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Candlelight Vigil  
8:30 PM. Graceland Front Gate.
After an opening ceremony at the Gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' grave site and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary of Elvis' passing. Security check points will be in place to access the street in front of Graceland Mansion, and an Elvis Week Property Pass will be required to enter the procession line up to Meditation Garden. Click here for more about the Elvis Week Property Pass and security guidelines.
 

Thursday, August 16

Conversations on Elvis: ’68 Special
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE OR PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

ELITE Package Holder Evening Reception 
5:00 PM. Grand Ballroom, Guest House at Graceland. 
Reserved for ELITE package holders only.

’68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE OR PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Friday, August 17

Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Graceland Excursion
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m. 
$99/adults; $79/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com/Excursions 

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE OR PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Party at Elvis Presley’s Memphis
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $45
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE OR PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Saturday, August 18

Musical Landmarks of the Mississippi Delta Tour
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 6:30 p.m. 
$119/adults; $89/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com/Excursions

Elvis Week Brunch
9:30 AM. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $45  
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE OR PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Elvis Live in Concert - with an All-Star Band
7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Tickets for this event are available as part of the ELITE OR PREMIER packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

More ways to discover the king during elvis week

Graceland Mansion Tours
Available daily.
Visit the Graceland Ticket Office or Graceland.com to purchase tickets to tour the mansion and Elvis Presley's Memphis.

Elvis Week Entertainment Tent 
August 10-18. Graceland. 
Continuous presentation of Elvis music performed live by various singers and bands, plus other activities. A schedule of the Elvis Week entertainment tent will be available at the Elvis Week information table upon arrival in Memphis. Must have Elvis Week Property Pass for access.*
*Elvis Week Property Pass is not for sale, but free with any ticket purchase that includes Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The pass allows entrance to the Elvis Week Entertainment Tent, free parking after 5:00 p.m., and access to the procession line up to Meditation Garden during the Candlelight Vigil on August 15

Evening Entertainment at The Guest House
August 10-18. Lobby Lounge, The Guest House at Graceland.
More details on performers to come. 

Morning and Evening Walk Ups to Meditation Garden 
Daily throughout the year, there is a special period of time for free admission walk up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Elvis Week morning walk ups will be from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. on August 10-15 and from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. August 17-19. Morning walk ups may not be available on August 16 due to the Candlelight Vigil. For morning walk-ups, guests must exit the mansion grounds before Graceland tours begin. Elvis Week evening walk ups will be from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on August 10-14 and August 16-18. Evening walk-ups will not be available the night of August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil.

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All guests, times, prices and details are subject to change. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.