Under the desert sun, sequined jumpsuits are glistening brighter than ever as the Musical Instrument Museum announces its hip-shaking new exhibit – Elvis Presley: Three Decades of The King.
We’re not talking about Graceland or Las Vegas, but about Phoenix, at Arizona’s Musical Instrument Museum.
The new Elvis exhibit, housed in MIM’s recently expanded Artist Gallery, will feature a collection of items on loan from Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, TN and will tell the story of Elvis through three main periods of the King’s career:
· The early rock ’n’ roll years, culminating with his stint in the Army (1956–1960)
· His Hollywood years (1960–1968)
· His triumphant return to live performance (1968–1977)
Guests will get to experience The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll through a collection of personal items, clothing and musical instruments. One exhibit highlight is the priceless 1975 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that Elvis played during his 1977 tours. In addition to displaying it, MIM was chosen by Elvis Presley Enterprises to restore the guitar to the condition in which Elvis last played it.
The exhibit officially opens to the public on Saturday, Aug. 6, just in time for Elvis Week, Aug. 10 – 16.