Saturday, August 4
Elvis 7s Rugby Tournament
Games start at 8:00 a.m. Rugby Fields, USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Avenue, Millington. This is an Elvis-themed rugby tournament that has been taking place in Memphis since 1987. The tournament will have between 12-24 teams from all over the country participating, as they battle it out for the “Hound Dog Championship.”
"Elvis On Tour" at Levitt Shell
Elvis Presley is returning for an encore performance at the famous Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Saturday, August 4, 2012 with a showing of "Elvis On Tour," the Golden Globe award winning film that chronicles Presley’s whirlwind 15-city, 15-night 1972 tour. Presented by Indie Memphis and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. as part of the Concert Film Series, the showing of "Elvis On Tour" is free to the public and will begin at dusk. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and collectible Elvis prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Memphis Means Music Fest: Inspired by the King
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daylong event showcases contemporary Memphis talent as a celebration of Elvis’s life and music. Bands to perform include The Candy Company, Star & Micey, The Memphis Dawls, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, John Paul Keith, Aron Shiers and Keith Sykes. This event is free to the public but donations will be accepted for the Memphis Music Foundation.
Meet Up at Marlowe’s
12:00 p.m. Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant, 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. Meet new Elvis friends and special guests at a fun event for fans. This is a ticketed event with reserved seating. Door prizes will be given and there will also be an Elvis auction. Profits benefit the Spay and Neuter Clinic of Memphis and will be placed in Elvis Presley's name. Attendees will be responsible for food, drink and gratitude. For more information, contact Sharon Parker at P.O. Box 66, Concord, IL 62631, at 615-830-5126, or by emailing email@example.com.
Elvis Night at the Memphis Redbirds
Celebration starts at 5:00 p.m. Game at 7:05 p.m. Autozone Park, South 3rd Street Memphis. Kick-off Elvis Week with a block party in downtown Memphis and an Elvis-themed Memphis Redbirds baseball game against the Tacoma Rainiers. Prior to the game, fans can enjoy live bands, fun giveaways, displays from many local music attractions, classic cars and special appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales. The first 5,000 fans to enter the park will receive a commemorative, limited-edition Elvis bobble head. In addition, enjoy Elvis music and video throughout the game. Two special package options are now available for Elvis fans, including a package that features a ticket, a guaranteed giveaway plus a buffet featuring Rendezvous BBQ. For more information on these package options, click here. For general ticket information, call 901-721-6000 or visit memphisredbirds.com.
Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round 1
Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Show at 10:00 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street. See some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world compete in the "Last Chance" event! $5.00 admission. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.TicketAlternative.com.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
30th Annual Elvis Presley 5K Run Benefiting Livitup, Inc. (Formerly UCP of the MidSouth)
8:00 a.m. The Elvis Presley 5K Run starts and finishes at the Gates of Graceland. After the race, join Livitup, Inc. across from the mansion at Elvis Presley Park on Craft Road for a party under the tent. There will be food, music and fun! For more information, please call Kelly Luckett at 901-316-0377, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.
D&N’s Elvis Presley Fan Club Presents Elvis Spirit Runners for Elvis and Livitup, Inc. (Formerly UCP of the MidSouth)
For those that can't make the race but who would love to be in Memphis honoring Elvis' spirit of giving, please join D&N’s Elvis Presley Fan Club “in Elvis’ spirit” at the 30th Annual Elvis Run, Walk, Rock and Roll! For $30, you may become an Elvis Spirit Runner and receive your commemorative race shirt to wear on August 11, 2012, just like those of us running, walking, rocking and rolling at the gates of Graceland. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.
Conversations on Elvis - Elvis & Gospel
10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event will explore Elvis' love of gospel music and the spiritual side of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Special guests confirmed for this event include: Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood of Elvis' Imperials; Bill Baize and Donnie Sumner who performed with Elvis as part of the J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet; and Charley Humbard and Rex Humbard Jr., sons of Rex Humbard - who will share their inside knowledge of the relationship between the singer and the preacher. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit Graceland's Guest Services.
Elvis Songwriters Showcase
2:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland. This exciting, new event will be a blend of storytelling and music with songwriters that gave us some of Elvis’ most well-known songs. Joining musician Andy Childs, who will emcee the event and share some of these great songs, will be: Mike Stoller of the songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, who wrote songs such as “Hound Dog,” “Loving You,” and “Jailhouse Rock”; Mark James, who wrote songs such as "Suspicious Minds" among many others; and Dickey Lee, who wrote "She Thinks I Still Care." Tickets are $25. To purchase, call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or click here to purchase online.
Elvis Week Kick-Off Concert with Andy Childs & Band
8:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland. Kick-off Elvis Week at Graceland with an exciting concert event featuring Andy Childs and his band performing Elvis music. Opening the show will be Brad Birkedahl and his band. Tickets are $30. To purchase, call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or click here to purchase online.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Southern Gospel Celebration
9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland. Enjoy a celebration of the gospel music that Elvis loved with some of the singers who performed as part of Elvis' Imperials. Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood, who both performed with Elvis on stage, along with group members Royce Taylor and Darrell Toney, will perform many of the hits Elvis loved. More performer announcements to come. Tickets are $30. To purchase, call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or click here to purchase online.
Conversations on Elvis - Elvis in the Movies
1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion, Graceland. Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event will celebrate Elvis' movies with special co-star guests. Confirmed guests include: Mary Ann Mobley, Elvis' co-star in "Harum Scarum" and "Girl Happy"; Jan Shepard, who appeared with Elvis in both "King Creole" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"; and Chris Noel, who appeared with Elvis in “Girl Happy”; and Manny Lopez, who appeared with Elvis Presley in several musical numbers for the film “Fun In Acapulco.” Tickets are $20. To purchase, call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322,