MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is planning for a special Elvis Week, Aug. 9 – 17 at Graceland. Elvis Week is an annual, nine-day gathering of friends and fans from around the world celebrating Elvis’s life and career.
The 2008 event will feature several new activities and additional entertainment including, “Elvis, from Broadway to Memphis.” This first-ever production will include a state-of-the-art, video-projected Elvis performing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Broadway stars Leah Hocking and Austin Miller, 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Shawn Klush, and rockabilly group The Dempseys. Two shows will be held Aug. 16 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis.
Elvis Week kicks off at 8 a.m., Aug. 9, with the annual Elvis Presley International 5K Run to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy. Other exciting events include Music and Movies at Graceland on Aug. 11 – 12, The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest on Aug. 13 and the contest finals on Aug. 14.
Additional events are planned throughout the city, including the DVD theatrical premiere of, “Elvis Presley, His Home, His Story.” Three screenings will take place each day, Aug. 9 and Aug. 13, at Malco's Studio on the Square.
A special Elvis gospel brunch will be held Aug. 10 in the Elvis Presley Car Museum, with a special Club Elvis dance and party for fans in Graceland Plaza.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet ‘n’ Greet will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 12 at the Hard Rock Café, followed by Shawn Klush’s performance at the Cannon Center.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.