View Full Version : Birthday Week 09 Tour in Memphis

Andrew Hearn
10-27-2008, 12:37 PM
Andrew Hearn at Essential Elvis in the UK is planning an exciting tour for Birthday Week in Memphis. A detailed coach tour of the ciry will commence at around 10:30am from behind the ticket office at Graceland (where the Sun Studio shuttle picks up and drops off) after the proclamation on the lawn of Graceland on the morning of January 8th 2009.

The luxury coach will immediately head out to Elvis' Circle G Ranch in Mississippi where fans will have the opportunity to stroll around the ranch house and take photographs of the famous bridge and cross, which Elvis loved so much.

The tour will then make its way back towards Memphis taking in many of the sights connected with Elvis around the Whitehaven area, including restaurants, stores, homes Elvis bought for friends and places he played football. At around lunchtime it'll stop at Collettas Restaurant where Elvis loved to eat. Andrew has arranged Elvis' favourite dish, a delicious BBQ pizza, for everyone to try, and owner Jerry Colletta (who personally served Elvis many times) will be on hand to greet the fans and tell a few stories.

After lunch the group will continue towards downtown, looking at many of the lesser-known places where Elvis once worshipped, shopped, played, recorded, performed and hung out with friends. Once the tour arrives in downtown Memphis the group will take a look at various homes, places of work and enjoy a tour the Memphian Theatre - a placed Elvis visited a great deal over many years.

Depending on time spent at the Circle G Ranch, Collettas and the Memphian, Andrew aims to show fans the whereabouts of the following places...

American Sound Studio / Arcade Restaurant / Army Draft Board / Baptist Memorial Hospital / Beef And Liberty / Bell-Air Nightclub / Blue Light Studio / Burkeís Florists / Chanaults Restaurant / Circle G Ranch / Colettaís Restaurant / Crown Electric / Crump Stadium / Dave Wells Community Centre / Donald Furniture / Dr. Nickís Office / East Trigg Baptist Church / Ellis Auditorium / Fire Station 29 / First Assembly of God Church / Forest Hill Funeral Home / Former Home of Gary Pepper / Former Home of Linda Thompson / Former Home of Sam Thompson / Former Home of the Thompsons / Three Former Homes of Vernon Presley / Three Former Karate Schools / Graceland Elementary School / Gridiron Restaurant / Hickory Log / Holiday Inn, Rivermont / Home on Audubon Drive / Home on Alabama Avenue / Home on Poplar Avenue / Home on Saffarans Avenue / Home on Winchester Avenue (Lauderdale Courts) / Hotel Chisca - WHBQ / Howard Johnson Travel Lodge / Humes High School / Jimís Barbershop / Lansky Bros. Menís Shop / Leonardís Barbecue / Liberty Bowl Stadium / Libertyland / Loewís State Theatre / Madison Cadillac / McDonald Brothers Co. / Memphian Theatre / Memphis Funeral Home / Methodist Hospital / Mid-South Coliseum / National Bank of Commerce / Orpheum Theatre / Overton Park / Overton Park Shell / Peabody Hotel / Piccadilly Cafeteria / Poplar Tunes / Rendezvous / Russwood Park / Schilling Motors / Southland Mall / Stax Studio / St. Josephs Hospital / St. Jude Hospital / St. Maryís Catholic Church / Sun Studio / Supercycles / Taylorís Cafe / Tennessee Karate Institute / The Foot Specialist / The Prescription House / Thunderbird Lounge / Trinity Baptist Church / Vickerís Service Station / Whitehaven School / Whitehaven Shopping Centre.

So, there you have it, a very thorough and quite intense day of sight seeing in Memphis, wrapping up at around 6pm with two drop-offs in downtown Memphis and back at Graceland.

Oh, and don't forget that the gorgeous Barbara Leigh will be the guest on the tour.

You can book the tour quickly and safely on the "Events" page at www.essentialelvis.com

10-27-2008, 01:12 PM
Sounds interesting, thanks for posting.

10-27-2008, 01:51 PM
It sounds interesting for those who plan on going to Memphis birthday week.


10-27-2008, 07:02 PM
Wow it sounds interesting...I might have to try it out..
thanks for posting!

Andrew Hearn
10-31-2008, 10:13 AM
You can book online now at the "Events" page at www.essentialelvis.com