Elvis Week 2008 - New Graceland DVD

With Elvis's Anniversary week just behind us, the staff at EPE is already working on Elvis Week 2008 (August). Below are the first details.

From the program we learn that the new EPE Graceland DVD will probably be entitled "His Home, His Story" which should contain "stunning footage and photos of Graceland from the Graceland archives telling the story of Elvis’s life at Graceland and his amazing career". The DVD will premiere during Elvis week 2008.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

26th Annual Elvis Presley International 5K Run to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy

8:00 a.m. Starts at the Graceland gates. Join thousands of Elvis fans and runners in front of Graceland for the 26th Annual Elvis Presley International 5K Run to benefit United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of the Mid-South. Runners and walkers will enjoy more than the typical 5K. More than 2,000 entrants from around the world will join in the family fun while enjoying the festive atmosphere of Elvis Week 2008 and raising money for UCP. After the race, join everyone across from the mansion as UCP hosts one of the best post-race parties in town. Entertainment will be provided by The AIMS Gang, one of the best bands in Memphis. Pre-registration is $20; race day registration is $25. Click here to register for the race online or call Joanie Nuchols at (901) 761-4277.

Elvis Presley – His Home, His Story - DVD Theatrical Premiere

Three screenings: 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Avenue, Memphis. Enjoy the theatrical premiere of the new Graceland tour DVD on the big screen. See stunning footage of Graceland while watching the story of Elvis’s life at Graceland and his amazing career. The new DVD features photos from the Graceland archives, home movies and more. Tickets for the event are free, however you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

Memphis Welcomes the Fans Redbirds Baseball Game

6:10 p.m. AutoZone Park, 200 Union Avenue (corner of Third & Union) in downtown Memphis. On behalf of the citizens of Memphis, grateful to Elvis fans and all they mean to our city, the Memphis Redbirds baseball team and AutoZone Park celebrate Elvis and welcome the Elvis fans to town with this Elvis Week 2008 kick-off event. Ticket information for this event coming soon.

Elvis Week Kick-Off Party at the Memphis Hard Rock Café

10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Hard Rock Café’, 315 Beale Street. After the Redbirds game, the official kick-off party is at the Memphis Hard Rock Cafe. The event will feature live entertainment.

General admission is $20. VIP admission is $40 and includes seating in the “Elvis Themed” mezzanine, food buffet and cocktails. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Elvis Gospel Brunch

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Enjoy brunch in the Elvis Presley Car Museum while listening to Elvis Gospel music and watching Elvis videos on the drive-in theater movie screen. Tickets are $33.00 per person. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

Graceland Scavenger Hunt

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Starting at the Graceland Ticket Office. Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion (no audio tour) and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while simultaneously participating in a trivia scavenger hunt. Adult and junior versions of the scavenger hunt will be available. Prizes for both adult and junior versions to be announced. All ticket holders receive a complimentary collectible item, to be announced soon. Admission: $29.00 Adults; $14.00 children 7-12. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

Club Elvis

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Come hang out and enjoy a private party with your fellow Elvis fans. A disc jockey spins Elvis records for your listening and dancing pleasure. Cash bar featuring adult beverages (ID's checked) and soft drinks. Outdoor smoking area designated – no smoking inside. A wristband ticket allows you to come and go from Club Elvis as much as you like during the evening in order for you to enjoy all the other activities on the property. Admission $25.00. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

A Celebration of Fans - Fan Club Presidents’ Event

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location TBA. Join Elvis Presley fan club presidents from independent Elvis fan clubs from around the world at this special event. All fans are invited to attend this event where they can learn more about what official Elvis Presley fan clubs do, while also enjoying a program of EPE company updates, special announcements and a special guest speaker. Elvis Presley fan club presidents’ will receive detailed information directly from EPE to reserve their complimentary ticket for the event. Tickets for fan club members and the general public are $8.00 and can be reserved through Graceland Reservations. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

Music and Movies at Graceland – Day One

7:00 p.m. (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.) Front lawn, Graceland Mansion. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and make yourself at home on the front lawn of Graceland to enjoy a live concert by Andy Childs and his band while the sun begins to set. Then, stay for a screening of an Elvis movie under the stars. Movie TBA. Refreshments available in a vendor area outside the mansion gates. Food, beverages and coolers may not be brought onto the mansion grounds. One day Music and Movie admission is $44.00. If you plan on attending day two of Music and Movies as well, you can purchase a two night package for $75.00. Tickets will be available through Graceland Reservations starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Elvis Film Festival Presented by Malco Theatres

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Avenue, Memphis. More details and ticket information coming soon!

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet ‘n’ Greet

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hard Rock Café, downtown Memphis. Private event reserved for those who have purchased the platinum seating package for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Shawn Klush in Concert

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location TBA. Enjoy an amazing concert by 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Shawn Klush. Opening act will by comedian Sammy Shore, who opened for Elvis in Las Vegas in 1969-1972. Ticket prices TBA and more details coming soon. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster starting on March 17 for Elvis Insiders and March 24 for the general public.

Music and Movies at Graceland – Day 2

7:00 p.m. (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.) Front lawn, Graceland Mansion. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and make yourself at home on the front lawn of Graceland to enjoy a live concert by Terry Mike Jeffrey & Band, members of the TCB Band and The Imperials. Then, stay for a screening of an Elvis movie under the stars. Refreshments available in a vendor area outside the mansion gates. Food, beverages and coolers may not be brought onto the mansion grounds. One day Music and Movie admission is $44.00. If you plan
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Mar 4, 2008 
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