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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

USA: Elvis Week in Memphis

The Memphis Transportation Bureau is expecting more fans than ever for the world’s largest Elvis Presley gathering. Because the cult festival, which draws Elvis fans from around the world each year to the city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, this year is hosted by D.ProjectSyndicate en New feature film marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Elvis and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

elvis week In memphis

Festival week centers around August 16, 1977, when Elvis Presley died at the age of just 42 in Memphis, Tennessee. Several events are held around the Elvis Mansion Graceland Mansion – Memphis’s strongest visitor attraction throughout the year – as well as the exhibition complex Elvis Presley’s Memphis opposite and the associated Hotel Guest House in Graceland.
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Elvis Week reaches its annual emotional climax on August 15th at 8:30 p.m. with Candlelight Vigil – the silent candlelight prayer on the lawn of Graceland Mansion on the eve of the death anniversary. admission is free. Candlelight Vigil will also be streamed live online through Graceland.

The festival will move to another attraction on August 16, with Elvis Presley in concert. Elvis will be heard in historic concert recordings and seen on the big screen, while a band will go live with his digitally extracted voice.
And the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest contest isn’t about impersonators, but about the world’s outstanding interpreters of Elvis songs.

There are also fan club meetings, film screenings, receptions, panel discussions, special tours, exhibitions and more. Elvis Week Day Trips organized for Elvis Presley’s birthplace at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum to Tupelo in the neighboring state of Mississippi have long been fully booked, but can easily be done on your own.

For more information contact the Memphis and Mississippi Bureau of Transportation: tel. 0521-986-0420, www.memphis-mississippi.de / www.graceland.com (red)

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