Elvis Presley Week 2013 in Memphis Tennessee

Elvis fans and impersonators converge on Memphis Tennessee during Elvis Week 2013 to commemorate the 36th anniversary of his death in 1977. His larger-than-life legacy consists of  music, movies, photographs and a legend.

“In 1973, Elvis was the first entertainer to have a live performance broadcast around the world. Elvis continues to break records with over a billion records sold including over 150 different certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums and singles.”

The “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” lived at Graceland where you can join in the annual Candlelight Vigil on the night of August 15, when fans willgather at the gates of Graceland and walk up the driveway with a candle in quiet remembrance.

One of the most anticipated events is the Elvis 36th Anniversary Concert at the FedEx Forum. The Elvis Week Main Stage will host live concerts, dance parties, panel discussions with those who knew and worked with Elvis.

The 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will feature more contestants than ever before competing for the crown. Contestants from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan want to take home the title of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2012. There’s a Graceland Trivia Tour, free entertainment tent at Graceland Crossing, 30th Annual Elvis Presley 5K Run, Elvis movies and much more. There is also a 100-booth  merchandise and memorabilia fair at the Memphis Cook Convention Centre.

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

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English: Boyhood home of Elvis Presley.

English: Boyhood home of Elvis Presley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE:  Elvis Presley Blvd, 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.

Here’s the schedule: http://www.elvis.com/!userfiles/elvis-week-2012-event-guide.pdf

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cover of "Fun in Acapulco"

Cover of Fun in Acapulco

Cover of "Viva Las Vegas [Blu-ray]"

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

Check out the Elvis Music Store:

http://www.myplaydirect.com/elvis-presley/items/album/featured

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

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Elvis Presley Blvd way down to Gr...

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)

Elvis Presley

Cover of Elvis Presley

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