Schedule Elvis Week 2010

Elvis Week 2010 will be August 10 - 16, 2010.

Below is a tentative schedule of events planned for the week. More details about these events and others will be announced as they are confirmed. Tickets will go on sale in early spring 2010, with a special pre-sale available for Elvis Insiders.

All information listed below is subject to change.

Tuesday, August 10

Event TBA

Wednesday, August 11

Graceland Trivia Tour
5:00 p.m. Event starts at the Graceland Ticket Office. Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion (no audio tour) and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while simultaneously answering trivia questions for which answers can be found on the Graceland tour. All participants receive a gift. Adult and junior versions of the scavenger hunt will be available. Prizes for both adult and junior versions to be announced. Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 children 7-12.

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. Tickets are $25.

Midnight Southern Breakfast
12:00 Midnight – 1:30 AM. Chrome Grille, Graceland Plaza. Following Club Elvis, fans are invited next door at the Chrome Grille for a midnight southern breakfast, which will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, grits, biscuits and your choice of coffee, juice or soft drink. Tickets to this event are extremely limited so be sure to order in advance. Tickets are $12.

Thursday, August 12

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memphis Hard Rock Café on Beale Street. Private event reserved for those who purchase a special ticket package for the 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Fan Club Presidents' Event
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location tbd. Elvis fans are invited to celebrate the work of Elvis Presley fan clubs during this special event. In addition to celebrating and recognizing the work of fan clubs, the event will feature a program of EPE company updates and special announcements, including the latest on EPE media, marketing, licensing, merchandise, new exhibits and more. Also, attendees to the event will enjoy a feature segment with a special Elvis guest - tba. Official Elvis Presley Fan Club presidents will receive an invitation and registration form via mail to reserve their tickets for the event. Tickets are also available to fan club members and the general public for $12.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
7:00 p.m. Location TBD. See the best Elvis tribute artists from around the world as they compete in the semifinal round of the 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Enjoy hours of Elvis music and entertainment as these preliminary winners compete for their chance to advance to the final round on Friday, August 13. Elvis tribute artists moving on to the final round of the competition on August 13 will be announced at the end of the competition. Click here for more a list of contestants and to find out more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Two-day tickets are $139 and $69 (includes both semifinal and final round). The $139 ticket also includes VIP seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet. A one-day ticket to just the semifinal round on August 12 is also available for $25.

Friday, August 13

Official Elvis Insiders 2010 Elvis Week Event
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Strikezone Bowling Alley, 3330 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, Mississippi. Last year’s Elvis Insiders event was one of the most talked about events for the week. It is back again and Elvis Insiders can once again shake, rattle and bowl as you meet new Insiders and have fun with friends during this special event filled with lots of Elvis fun. Activities during the event include bowling, billiards, Elvis trivia, food, Elvis music and movie clips and more. Special guests will also be autographing during the event – special guests tba. This special Elvis Week party is for Elvis Insiders members plus one guest. Tickets are $49.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals
7:00 p.m. Location TBD. Enjoy a phenomenal show as the finalists from the previous night’s semifinal round compete for the title. The excitement will build throughout the night as the group is narrowed down and the of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2010 is named. 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Bill Cherry will also perform during the event. Click here for more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Two-day tickets are $139 and $69 (includes both semifinal and final round). The $139 ticket also includes front of the house seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet. A one-day ticket to just final round is also available for $49.


 

Saturday, August 14

Conversations on Elvis – Session 1
Session One : 10:00 a.m. Location TBA. Hear stories from those who knew and worked with Elvis Presley. Special guests tba. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Tickets are $20 for one session or $35 for both.

Conversations on Elvis – Session 2
Session Two: 1:00 p.m. Location TBA. Hear stories from those who knew and worked with Elvis Presley. Special guests tba. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Tickets are $20 for one session or $35 for both.

Special Evening Event TBA 8:00 p.m.
 

Sunday, August 15

Classic Sunday Morning Gospel Music Singin’
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Graceland Entertainment Pavilion (north of airplane exhibit), Graceland. Enjoy a celebration of the Gospel music Elvis loved with some of the singers who performed as part of The Stamps Quartet with Elvis in Elvis on Tour. Bill Baize, Larry Strickland, Ed Hill and Donnie Sumner all performed with Elvis on stage and now they’ll be live and onstage performing many of the hits Elvis loved. Also helping to create a sense of authenticity will be a gospel group from First Assembly of God, Memphis which was Elvis’ home church for many years. An autograph session for concert attendees only will follow the concert event. This is an outdoor event and seating is very limited. Tickets are $30.

Candlelight Vigil
8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland Mansion. After an opening ceremony at the gates of the Graceland Mansion property, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis’ gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Free admission. No tickets or reservations. 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 date of Elvis’ passing. Free secured parking at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6:00 p.m.


 

Monday, August 16

Elvis Week Finale Celebration Concert
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Graceland Entertainment Pavilion (north of airplane exhibit), Graceland. The perfect way to end an amazing Elvis Week! Jamie Aaron Kelley and Brad Birkendhal, formerly with The Demsey’s perform Elvis’ hits in their unique style. Another Elvis fan favorite, Ronnie McDowell, will be on hand to perform some of his favorite Elvis t

Source: Elvis.com / Updated: Mar 10, 2010 
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Judy_Fairytale (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2010report abuse
GEORGE (GK)..The whole point of the Elvis In Concert shows is that the guys on stage doing it at the moment were part of his backing band in the latter years...if they do it with early concert footage, the people that were in the band in those days have mainly passed away, such as Bill Black and Scotty Moore and Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires is too ill to sing. They HAVE to use footage of him singing with the people who are able to take part in the shows, like James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Ronnie Tutt, The Sweet Inspirations and The Imperials.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2010report abuse
I second Brian's suggestions. Besides, what, was pointed out, I would like to see the "ELVIS-THE CONCERT" become an anual event ! Having them change up the show, each year. (including Early TV performances and songs in the movies, and of course the TV specials and Concert movies)
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2010report abuse
Personally speaking there is nothing in this Programme of Events to want me to make the trip to Graceland next August. Some of the things I would like to see are:
1. A visit by a top SONY executive giving details of their plans to upgrade Elvis' American album sales.
2. Lisa Marie Presley to front a Q and A Session with Fan Club Presidents.
3. Bob Sillerman to give a progress report on the amelioration of the Graceland Estate and his and Simon Fuller's plans for future Elvis movies and projects.

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