A press release from EPE on a new event for Elvis Week 2007:
By popular demand! This exciting new concert event was added to the Elvis Week calendar just after Elvis: The 30th Anniversary Concert sold out in early May. Knowing that many Elvis fans attending that August 16th show would be beyond ready to keep rockin' out with Elvis and his band with another concert, and wanting to do much more than just console those fans who will have missed out on tickets, we asked members of the cast to stay up late for you and re-create the wild excitement of Elvis's midnight shows in Las Vegas. His dinner shows and matinee shows were outstanding, of course, but there was just something about Elvis at midnight ...
11:59 PM - August 16. FedExForum in downtown Memphis. ELVIS: MIDNIGHT IN VEGAS stars the real Elvis Presley, exclusively using performance footage shot for production of the MGM concert film Elvis, That's the Way It Is, which focused on his Summer 1970 engagement at International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis will be on the giant screen and live on stage will be a cast of singers and musicians – many of whom worked the 1970 Vegas engagement with him. Event runtime approximately 90 minutes.
Cast: Joe Guercio (musical director & conductor); TCB Band members James Burton (lead guitar), Glen D. Hardin (piano), Jerry Scheff (bass guitar), and Ronnie Tutt (drums); Sweet Inspirations members Myrna Smith, Estelle Brown and Portia Griffin; Imperials members Sherman Andrus, Terry Blackwood Joe Moscheo and Gus Gaches; and members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
All tickets are $55.00 and go on sale 10:00 AM CDT, May 14, 2007. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmster.com. The venue will be cleared after the 30th Anniversary Concert. Details on how ticket holders for that concert will be given re-entry with their Midnight in Vegas tickets will be posted as soon as possible. Elvis Insiders get the first chance to buy tickets.