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    Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    I haven't heard who's going to be the guests at Elvis week in August

    Any good guests going to be there this year?

    Does anybody have the list of guests this year?

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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    Here's the current schedule as posted at Elvis.com for Elvis Week 2009:

    Elvis Week 2009 Schedule of Events
    August 8 – 16, 2009



    Saturday, August 8
    Club Elvis
    8:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Come hang out and enjoy a private party with your fellow Elvis fans. A disc jockey spins Elvis records for your listening and dancing pleasure. Cash bar featuring adult beverages (ID's checked) and soft drinks. Outdoor smoking area designated – no smoking inside. A wristband ticket allows you to come and go from Club Elvis as much as you like during the evening in order for you to enjoy all the other activities on the property. Tickets are $20. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.



    Sunday, August 9
    Gospel Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Enjoy brunch in the Elvis Presley Car Museum while listening to Elvis Gospel music and watching Elvis videos on the drive-in theater movie screen. Tickets are $27. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.
    Blue Hawaii at The Orpheum Theatre
    Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Movie at 6:00 p.m. 203 South Main St., Memphis. Enjoy Blue Hawaii on the big screen during The Orpheum's Summer Movie Series. Tickets are $6 and can only be purchased at The Orpheum Box Office one hour before the show time. Cash only. Seating is general admission. Event includes a trivia contest with prizes from Elvis Presley Enterprises. Call 901-525-3000 for more information.



    Monday, August 10
    Club Elvis
    8:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight. Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza. Come hang out and enjoy a private party with your fellow Elvis fans. A disc jockey spins Elvis records for your listening and dancing pleasure. Cash bar featuring adult beverages (ID's checked) and soft drinks. Outdoor smoking area designated – no smoking inside. A wristband ticket allows you to come and go from Club Elvis as much as you like during the evening in order for you to enjoy all the other activities on the property. Tickets are $20. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.



    Tuesday, August 11

    Malco Theatre’s Elvis Film Fest 6
    Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Avenue, Memphis. This year’s film fest will be rockin’ and rollin’ with the debut of Fun in Acapulco and Roustabout. Fan faves Jailhouse Rock and King Creole round out the festivities. Showtimes are as follows:
    Screen 1:
    10:00 a.m. - Jailhouse Rock
    12:00 noon - Fun in Acapulco
    2:00 p.m. - Roustabout
    4:10 p.m. - Jailhouse Rock
    Screen 2:
    10:15 a.m. - Roustabout
    12:30 p.m. - King Creole
    3:00 p.m. - Fun in Acapulco
    Tickets are $5.00 each and are on sale now at the theatre box office and online at www.malco.com. Proceeds will benefit the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation. Email [email protected] for questions.
    Shawn Klush in Concert Featuring The Sweet Inspirations
    7:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis. Enjoy a concert event featuring 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Shawn Klush along with The Sweet Inspirations. Also making an appearance will be the semifinalists for the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Tickets are $27. To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or 901-525-1515, visit the Cannon Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster Outlet, or click here to purchase online.



    Wednesday, August 12
    Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet ‘n’ Greet
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Memphis Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street, Memphis. Private event reserved for those who have purchased a special ticket package for the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. See ticket purchase information for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest events on August 12 & 13.

    Elvis Meet Up at Marlowe's
    4:00 p.m. 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd.
    Benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society. No cover charge, but attendees pay for their own food, drinks and gratuity. Special guests have been invited and Elvis door prizes will be given out. RSVP to Sharon Parker at [email protected] or call 615-830-5126.

    Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
    7:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis. Semifinal round of competition for the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Attendees to the show will see the best Elvis tribute artists from around the world performing and competing on stage for their chance to move onto the finals round on August 13. Elvis Tribute Artists will receive their chance to showcase their talents and why they should be named Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2009. Both two-day and single day tickets will be available. Two-day tickets are $139 and $69 (includes both semifinal and final round). The $139 ticket also includes front of the house seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet. A one-day ticket to just the semifinal round is also available for $25. Click here to find out more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or 901-525-1515, visit the Cannon Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster Outlet, or click here to purchase online.


    Thursday, August 13

    Fan Club Presidents’ Event
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fogelman Executive Conference Center, University of Memphis. Elvis fans are invited to celebrate the work of Elvis Presley fan clubs during this special event. In addition to celebrating and recognizing the work of fan clubs, the event will feature a program of EPE company updates and special announcements. Also, attendees to the event will enjoy a feature segment with a special guest. Special guest will be Michael Hoey, who wrote the screenplays for two Elvis Presley films –– Stay Away, Joe and Live a Little, Love a Little, and was a contributing writer on four more Presley films (Tickle Me, Spinout, Speedway and Double Trouble), as well as an Associate Producer on two of them. . Official Elvis Presley Fan Club presidents will receive an invitation and registration form via mail to reserve their tickets for the event. Tickets are also available to fan club members and the general public for $10. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.

    Graceland Scavenger Hunt - Bears on Tour
    5:00 p.m. Starting at the Graceland Ticket Office. Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion (no audio tour) and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while simultaneously participating in a trivia scavenger hunt. All participants receive a collectible, limited-edition bear. Adult and junior versions of the scavenger hunt will be available. Prizes for both adult and junior versions to be announced. Tickets are $29.00 for adults and $14.00 children 7-12. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.

    Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals
    7:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis. The finals of the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The top finalists from semifinal round on August 12 will compete for the title of Elvis Tribute Artist of 2009. Elvis Tribute Artists will receive their chance to showcase their talents and why they should be named Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2009. Two-day tickets are $139 and $69 (includes both semifinal and final round). The $139 ticket also includes front of the house seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet. A one-day ticket to just final round is also available for $49. Click here to find out more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or 901-525-1515, visit the Cannon Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster Outlet, or click here to purchase online.


    Friday, August 14

    The Official Elvis Insiders 2009 Elvis Week Event
    Shake, Rattle and Bowl Party
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Strike Zone Bowling Alley, 3330 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, Mississippi. Elvis Insiders are invited to shake, rattle and bowl as you meet new Insiders and have fun with old friends during a special event filled with lots of great Elvis-themed fun. This special Elvis Week party is for Elvis Insiders members plus one guest. Elvis Insiders are taking over this premier party space, just 15 minutes from Graceland, for the three-hour event. Activities will include bowling, billiards, an Elvis trivia contest, Elvis karaoke and lots of fun surprises. Elvis clips and music will be playing throughout the entire facility. Special guests The TCB Band, The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials, Millie Kirkham and Joe Guercio will also be stopping by for an autograph session. Attendees will also enjoy lunch and a cash bar.Tickets are $49. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.

    The Genuine Elvis Book Launch and Autograph Signing
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Everything Elvis Store, Graceland Crossing. Join the authors - country music star Ronnie McDowell, tv personality Edie Hand, and manager and producer Joe Meador - for an autographing event celebrating the launch of this new must-have book for Elvis fans and collectors. The Genuine Elvis includes original paintings from Ronnie McDowell, dozens of remarkable pictures by photography legend Al Wertheimer and the never-before-told story of the exclusive 1956 inteview disc jockey Charles Watts recorded with Elvis and his parents.

    Elvis 1969 - A Celebration Concert
    8:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis. 40 years after Elvis Presley triumphantly returned to the stage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. will reunite many of the original cast for an Elvis Week 2009 concert celebration. Live musical performances along with video and audio will create a magical music experience that will be almost as exciting as being there in the summer of 1969. Performers currently scheduled to participate include; Joe Guercio, Elvis’ orchestra conductor for many of his Vegas performances; The TCB Band members James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Scheff and Glen D Hardin; Elvis’ back up singers The Imperials, including Joe Moscheo, Terry Blackwood, Sherman Andrus and Gus Gaches, The Sweet Inspirations, including Myrna Smith, Estelle Brown, Portia Griffin, and Millie Kirkham. Additional vocals will be provided by Terry Mike Jeffrey and Andy Childs. Other artists will be announced as their appearance is confirmed. Tickets for the event are $125, $79 & $59 and will be available through Ticketmaster. The $125 VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT. ($125 tickets include a cocktail party following the event, special collectible Elvis International concert item and access to concert rehearsal on August 13 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or 901-525-1515, visit the Cannon Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster Outlet, or click here to purchase online.


    Saturday, August 15

    27th Annual Elvis Presley Run, Walk, Rock & Roll benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South
    8:00 a.m. Starts at the Graceland gates. Join thousands of Elvis fans in front of Graceland for the 27th Annual Elvis Presley Run, Walk, Rock & Roll benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South. Over 2000 entrants from around the world will join in the family fun and raise money for UCP. To register to walk or run in the Elvis Presley Run, Walk, Rock & Roll on August 15th, contact Jordyn Matthews at 901-761-4277 or [email protected], or visit the official run website at www.elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.

    D&N’s Elvis Spirit Runners for Elvis and United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South
    Not able to be in Memphis for the Elvis Presley Run, Walk, Rock & Roll for UCP? Please join D&N’s Elvis Presley Fan Club “in Elvis’ spirit” at the 27th Annual Elvis Run, Walk, Rock and Roll! For $20, you may become an Elvis Spirit Runner and receive your commemorative race shirt to wear on August 15, 2009, just like those of us running, walking, rocking and rolling at the gates of Graceland. This is for everyone who would love to be in Memphis honoring Elvis’ spirit of giving, but can’t make it this year. For more details, contact Jordyn Matthews at 901-761-4277 or [email protected], or visit the official run website at www.elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.

    Conversations on Elvis - Session 1
    American Studio Session
    Session 1: 10:00 a.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis. Hear from Elvis' friends and associates as they share their stories and memories of Elvis. Special host will be Tom Brown of Turner Classic Movies. Session 1 will feature The Memphis Boys, joined by Ernst Jorgensen, who will be on stage to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their historic American Studio session with Elvis that resulted in "Suspicious Minds," "In the Ghetto" and "Kentucky Rain" among many others. Along with photos, videos and music, host Tom Brown will find out what went on during this amazing session. Tickets for each individual session are $19 or you may purchase a ticket to both sessions for $35. Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.Conversations on Elvis - Session 2
    Elvis In Vegas 1969

    Session 2: 1:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis. Hear from Elvis' friends and associates as they share their stories and memories of Elvis. Special host will be Tom Brown of Turner Classic Movies. Session 2 will feature guests who were at the opening engagement in Las Vegas: Joe Moscheo of The Imperials, James Burton of the TCB Band, singer Millie Kirkham and journalist Gloria Greer. Tickets for each individual session are $19 or you may purchase a ticket to both sessions for $35.Tickets are available by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or click here to purchase online.

    Elvis Plaque Presentation from Sony Music
    5:00 p.m. The Plaza Green at Graceland. Join executives from Sony Music, EPE and fans from around the world for a presentation of plaques that honor Elvis’ recent worldwide gold, silver and platinum achievements.

    Candlelight Vigil
    8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland Mansion. After an opening ceremony at the gates of the Graceland Mansion property, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis’s gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Free admission. No tickets or reservations. 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 date of Elvis’s passing. Free secured parking at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6:00 p.m.


    Sunday, August 16

    Events to TBA


    Multiple Date Events

    Morning and Evening Walk-ups for Meditation Garden
    Daily throughout the year, there is a special period of time for free admission walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Elvis Week morning walk-ups will be from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. on August 8-15. Morning walk-ups will not be available on August 16 due to Candlelight Vigil. Elvis Week evening walk-ups will be 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on August 8-14 and on August 16. Evening walk-ups will not be available on August 15 due to the Candlelight Vigil.

    Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the Memphis Hard Rock Cafe
    August 8-10. Times TBD. Memphis Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street, Memphis. Elvis tribute artists will have the chance to compete for one final spot in the semifinal round of the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. More details to come. For more information about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, click here.

    Elvis Week Entertainment Tent at Graceland Crossing
    August 8-16. Continuous presentation of Elvis music performed live by various singers and bands, plus other activities. Children and youth karaoke also featured. Free admission.

    Kids Karaoke
    August 8: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m and August 13: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Elvis Week Entertainment Tent, Graceland Crossing. Children and youth ages 2 to 17 are invited to perform karaoke Elvis songs. Free admission to perform and to be in the audience.

    Children's Activities
    Dates and times to be announced soon. Graceland Ticket Pavilion. Craft activities for children ages 2 to 12. Free.

    Elvis Week Art Contest & Exhibit
    August 9-15. Ticket office pavilion in Graceland Plaza. Free admission to view this exhibition of Elvis-themed artwork from amateur and professional artists from around the world. Click here for details and an entry form.

    Elvis Bingo
    Location and dates/times TBA. Play bingo for great Elvis prizes. Admission is FREE, but you need a ticket. Free tickets are available at least 30 minutes before the games start. Available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Our Town II: Eyes on Graceland Art Exhibit
    August 4-31. Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117. Original paintings created by The River City Artists to commemorate Graceland’s 70th Anniversary, on display and available for purchase in the Visitors Center Gallery. This group of artists experienced the unique opportunity to spend two days in and around Graceland, gathering ideas and inspiration for this special project. Open to public, free admission. Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m./Sunday: 11a.m.-6 p.m. Call 901-636-4100 for information.


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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    Thanks JungleRoom76

    Too bad there won't be any good guests this year.

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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Thanks JungleRoom76
    No problem Brian!

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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    i wanna go!

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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    Good guests or not if I could get away for that week-I'd be there!
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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPM View Post
    Good guests or not if I could get away for that week-I'd be there!
    Exactly right Ken, especially since a lot of those folks that will be appearing at Elvis Week aren't getting any younger and who knows how much longer they will be able to appear at these events to share their memories of Elvis or to share their talent with the fans??

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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    I want to to be there, I have been around from the beginning of Elvis' career. Thank you for the info my friend.

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    Re: Who's going to be the guests at Elvis week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I want to to be there, I have been around from the beginning of Elvis' career. Thank you for the info my friend.
    No problem my friend!!!

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