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Elvis Week 2012 in Memphis Tennessee

Elvis fans and impersonators converge on Memphis Tennessee during Elvis Week 2012 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of his death in 1977. There is also a 100-booth  merchandise and memorabilia fair at the Memphis Cook Convention Centre.

The “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” lived at Graceland where you can join in a candlelight vigil. There will be panel discussions, art exhibitions, concerts and a music festival. There are 3 new exhibits:  “Icon: The Influence of Elvis Presley,” which celebrates his status as a musical pioneer; “Elvis Through His Daughter’s Eyes,” which explores Lisa Marie’s childhood at Graceland and her relationship with her father; and “Elvis on Tour,” featuring the documentary of the same name about his tour in April 1972.

His Graceland mansion at 3765 Elvis Presley Blvd. is filled with memorabilia.  Check out the features at www.elvis.com/graceland

Graceland is open daily and and basic tour is $32; or $36 for access to Presley’s airplanes and auto museum.

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Elvis Presley cor 03 (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

You can also make a pilgrimage to Tupelo, Mississippi where you can Elvis Presley’s two-room childhood home.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09:   And Warhol’s ‘Double ...
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 09: And Warhol’s ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ portrait of Elvis Presley is auctioned at Sotheby’s on May 9, 2012 in New York City. The market for contemporary art has been of fire in recent months with Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ posting an auction record of $119 million at Sotheby’s on May 2. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
English: Boyhood home of Elvis Presley.
English: Boyhood home of Elvis Presley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE:  Elvis Presley Blvd in Memphis, Tennessee

WHEN: Week of August 10-18, 2012

A cropped photograph depicts singer Elvis Pres...
A cropped photograph depicts singer Elvis Presley’s bust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visit www.elvisweek.com for details and tickets.

English: Wackel-Elvis at Graceland Mansion on ...
English: Wackel-Elvis at Graceland Mansion on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee. Wall of Graceland Mansion and tourists in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Cover of Viva Las Vegas [Blu-ray]

 

There will be an Elvis trivia treasure hunt. Events at Graceland also include screenings of classics such as Viva Las Vegas.

Viva Las Vegas (song)
Viva Las Vegas (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Shotgun house in Tupelo, Mississippi; birthpla...
Shotgun house in Tupelo, Mississippi; birthplace of Elvis Presley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For more information visit: www.elvis.com

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: The Elvis Presley Blvd way down to Graceland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Me...
English: Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Cover of Elvis Presley
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