Elvis Week Candlelight Vigil. Photo Credit: EPE

Elvis Week Candlelight Vigil. Photo Credit: EPE

What is Elvis Week?

Join the pilgrimage August 9 - 17, 2019

Elvis Week is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll™.

Elvis Presley’s legacy is alive and well at Graceland in Memphis, where every August thousands of fans from around the world come together to celebrate his life, music and movies. The week-long event respectfully pays tribute to all things Elvis in a fun and exciting environment that honors one of the biggest icons in music history.

Fans will have a chance to immerse themselves in all things Elvis with live music performances, panel discussions with those who knew and worked with Elvis, along with an auction with one-of-a kind memorabilia. The center of activity will be the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex. While not attending one of the events, relax in style when you book a room at the luxurious AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland resort hotel.

One of the most anticipated events held each year is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, where more than 20 of the best tribute artists from around the world compete for the most prestigious title, as one winner is crowned the best of the best. Tickets often sell out to this event, so be sure to plan ahead and get yours in advance.

While panels, live music and a variety of fun events fill up the schedule, the annual candlelight vigil at Graceland is a solemn and special event that takes place every year on the evening of the of August 15th. Fans patiently wait their turn to pass through the famed gates of Graceland and walk up to the Meditation Garden with candle in hand to pay their respects to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This awe-inspiring sea of candles is a must-see for fans and anyone traveling to Memphis for Elvis Week.

Tours of the Graceland Mansion and the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis, showcasing the car museum, special exhibits and airplanes, are always available. Take your camera because photo opportunities and memories will be plenty.

Check out the schedule of events below and get your tickets today. We’ll see you in Memphis this August!

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Elvis Presley at Graceland 1957. Photo Credit: EPE
Join fans from around the world as they make the ultimate pilgrimage to Graceland during this annual celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.

One of the most anticipated events held each year is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. This is when more than 20 of the best tribute artists from around compete for the most prestigious title as one winner is crowned the best of the best. Tickets often sell out to this event, so be sure to plan ahead and get yours advance.
 
While panels, live music and a variety of fun events fill up the schedule, the annual candlelight vigil held at Graceland is a solemn and special event that takes place every year on the evening of the 15th of August. Fans patiently wait their turn to pass through the famed gates of Graceland and walk up to Meditation Garden with candle in hand to pay their respects to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This awe inspiring sea of candles is a must see for fans and anyone traveling to Memphis for Elvis Week. 

Tours of the Graceland Mansion and the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis showcasing the car museum, special exhibits and airplanes are always available. Take your camera because photo opportunities and memories will be plenty. 
 
Check out the schedule of events below and get your tickets today and we will see you in Memphis this August.

EVENTS FOR ELVIS WEEK 2019

Friday, August 9

Graceland Excursions: Tupelo, Mississippi
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns to The Guest House by 3:30 p.m.
$99.00/adults, $79.00/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com.
 
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet ‘n’ Greet
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Guest House at Graceland Ballroom
The only way to get access this event is by purchasing the $275 VIP ticket option for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist event. Tickets for this event are on sale as part of an Elvis Week ETA VIP package.
 
Elvis Tribute Artist Afternoon Concert
2:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Theater  
Details TBA soon at Graceland.com.
 
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $50, $40, $30
Tickets for this event are on sale as part of an Elvis Week ETA package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party Hosted By Jeff Lewis
Immediately following Elvis Tribute Artist Semifinal Round until 12:00 a.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Free for all Semifinal Round Ticket Holders.
Ultimate ETA Platinum Package purchasers receive free reserved seating at the After-Party.

Saturday, August 10

Elvis Unplugged: On Tour - Starring Dean Z & Friends
2:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Theater. $25
Tickets for this event are on sale as part of an Elvis Week ETA package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $60, $50, $40
Ticket also includes access to Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party. Tickets for this event are on sale as part of an Elvis Week ETA Platinum, VIP or Fan package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party Hosted By Jeff Lewis
Immediately following Elvis Tribute Artist Final Round until 12:00 a.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Free for all Final Round Ticket Holders. Ultimate ETA Platinum Package purchasers receive free reserved seating at the After-Party.

Sunday, August 11

Elvis Unplugged: The Early Years - Starring Dean Z & Friends
2:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Theater. $25
Tickets for this event are on sale through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
The Ultimate Return Featuring Past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Winners
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $60, $50, $40
Ticket also includes access to Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party. Tickets for this event are on sale as part of an Elvis Week ETA package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party Hosted By Jeff Lewis
Immediately following Elvis Tribute Artist Final Round until 12:00 a.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Free for all Ultimate Return Ticket Holders. Ultimate ETA Platinum Package purchasers receive free reserved seating at the After-Party.

Monday, August 12

Elvis Tribute Artist Afternoon Concert
2:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Theater
More details TBA soon at Graceland.com.
 
Elvis: The Rocker Starring Dean Z
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.$110, $55, $45, $35
A special Dean Z Fan Experience is available as part of the Ultimate ETA Platinum Package or can purchased as part of the $110 ticket to the show. Tickets for this event are on sale now through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Tuesday, August 13

American Sound Studio Panel
10:00 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are on sale now as part of the Elite and Premier Elvis Week Package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
The Auction At Graceland
12:30 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Theater
Free to attend; must register to bid.  
For more about The Auction at Graceland, visit Graceland Auctions online.
 
Elvis Week Bash
6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $45
Tickets for this event are on sale as part of the Elite and Premier Elvis Week Package
or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Graceland Illuminated
9:30 p.m. Graceland Mansion Grounds. FREE.
More details TBA closer to the event. Learn more about the Light Art Grand Tour.

Wednesday, August 14

Graceland Excursions: Tupelo, Mississippi
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns to The Guest House by 3:30 p.m.
$99.00/adults, $79.00/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com.
 
Fan Celebration Event
10:00 a.m. Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. $5 donation benefits the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, or available as part of the Elite and Premier Elvis Week Package.
Tickets for this event are on sale through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Memphis Jones And The King Featuring Jay Dupuis
1:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Theater. $25
Tickets for this event are on sale through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
The Founders Reception
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Founders Lounge at The Guest House at Graceland. Event reserved for Founders only. Details for this event will be sent directly to The Founders via email.
 
American Sound 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $65, $55, $45
Tickets for this event are available as part of the Elite and Premier packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

Thursday, August 15

Conversations On Elvis Panel
10:00 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30
Tickets for this event are available as part of the Elite or Premier packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Memories Of Elvis Dinner Banquet
5:00 p.m. Guest House at Graceland Ballroom.
Reserved for Guest House guests who booked their Elvis Week stay before September 4, 2018 and will be staying at The Guest House the night of August 15, 2019. Special VIP guest of honor to be announced soon. Eligible guests will be notified via email with additional details.
 
Candlelight Vigil
8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland. Free
After an opening ceremony at the Gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. 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 of Elvis' passing. The Candlelight Vigil will be open for all to attend. No special passes or wristbands are required to participate in the Candlelight Vigil. All guests will be required to pass through security checkpoint.

Friday, August 16

Graceland Excursions: Tupelo, Mississippi
Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns to The Guest House by 3:30 p.m.
$99.00/adults, $79.00/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.
Graceland Excursion can be booked online at Graceland.com.
 
Elvis Gospel Brunch
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. $50
Tickets for this event are available as part of the Elite or Premier packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
1969 50th Anniversary Concert – Elvis Returns To Vegas
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.$70, $60, $50
Tickets for this event are available as part of the Elite or Premier packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Viva Las Vegas After-party At Elvis Presley's Memphis
Immediately following 50th Anniversary Concert until 11:00 p.m. Elvis Presley's Memphis. Free for all 50th Anniversary Concert Ticket Holders.
Elvis Week Elite Package purchasers receive free reserved seating at the after-party.

Saturday, August 17

Elvis In Vegas Panel
10:00 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Tickets for this event are available as part of the Elite or Premier packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
 
Elvis Presley Gospel Homecoming
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $65, $55, $45
More details on this event to be announced soon. Tickets for this event are available as part of the Elite or Premier packages, or may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.

MORE WAYS TO DISCOVER THE KING DURING ELVIS WEEK

All-new TCB Pass
Graceland introduces the all-new TCB Pass in 2019 for $28.75.
Includes unlimited access to the Music Pavilion (more details below), unlimited access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis, and free parking in Graceland’s Visitor Parking Lot every after 5:00 p.m. daily. One pass covers the duration of Elvis Week and is only available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office.
 
Elvis Week Music Pavilion
August 9-17. Graceland Exhibition Center. Access available with TCB Pass.
An indoor, air-conditioned space with live entertainment and food and beverage options. Access available with TCB Pass, only available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office.
 
Elvis Presley’s Memphis
August 9 -17. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Access available with TCB Pass.
Access to Graceland’s entertainment and exhibition complex, which features more than 12 Elvis exhibits and attractions, plus various gift shops and restaurants. Access available with TCB Pass, only available for purchase at the Graceland Ticket Office.

FREE Events And Activities At The Guest House At Graceland

The Guest House at Graceland will offer many Elvis-themed activities and events throughout Elvis week -- from Elvis Bingo to trivia to movies. More TBA soon.
 
Graceland Mansion Tours
Available daily.
Visit the Graceland Ticket Office or Graceland.com to purchase tickets to tour the mansion and Elvis Presley's Memphis.
 
Morning and Evening Walk-Ups to Meditation Garden
Daily throughout the year, there is a special period of time for free walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Elvis Week morning walk-up times TBA.