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Graceland commemorates Elvis’ 85th birthday with four days of one-of-a-kind events, live music and fan celebrations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Graceland Release) – This week, music fans from around the world will travel to Elvis Presley’s Graceland® to celebrate the King of Rock ‘...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Graceland Release) – This week, music fans from around the world will travel to Elvis Presley’s Graceland® to celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s™ 85th birthday. Numerous events are scheduled for January 8-11, 2020, including the annual Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony on January 8, The Auction at Graceland, an Elvis Birthday Bash and Evening Tour, a Birthday Celebration Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, plus the fan-favorite concert Elvis: Live in Concert featuring TCB Band members James Burton, Glen Hardin and Ronnie Tutt, Priscilla Presley and Jerry Schilling.

This year’s festivities begin on January 8, Elvis’ birthday, at 9:00 a.m. with the annual Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony on Graceland’s North Lawn. The special ceremony will feature Graceland/EPE officials, a birthday cake cutting and proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials. Following the event, complimentary birthday cake and coffee will be served at Vernon’s Smokehouse, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.

Fans who are unable to attend the Birthday Celebration can watch the ceremony live on localmemphis.com.

Other highlights of the four days of celebrations include:

January 8 at 11 a.m.| The Auction at Graceland |The Guest House at Graceland
Fans and collectors from around the world will have the opportunity to participate on-site and online in The Auction at Graceland, featuring artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated. All the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. In addition to artifacts several “Graceland Experiences” will be auctioned with the proceeds benefitting the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation

January 10at 7:30 p.m.| Elvis 85thBirthday Pops Concert with Terry Mike Jeffrey & The Memphis SymphonyOrchestra|Soundstage at Graceland
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra brings theirannual Elvis Pops Concert home to the Graceland Soundstage for Elvis’ 85thBirthday Celebration! Musician and singer Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band join the Memphis Symphony Orchestrafor a special birthday salute featuring music from all facets of Elvis’ amazingcareer. With performances featuring his greatest hits, movie songs and loveballads, the concert will take you from Memphis to Las Vegas to Hawaii all inone evening.

January 11 at 7:30 p.m.| Elvis: Live In Concert Featuring Special Guests Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling And The TCB Band| Soundstage at Graceland
Join us for a special concert experience featuring amazing on-screen performances from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, backed live on stage by a live band with special appearances by TCB Band members James Burton, Glen Hardin and Ronnie Tutt, plus Terry Blackwood & the Imperials. In addition to an amazing performance, the evening features special appearances by Priscilla Presley and long-term Elvis associate Jerry Schilling. A one-time only performance to celebrate Elvis’ 85th Birthday!

For ticket information and the complete schedule of Graceland’s 85th Birthday Celebration for Elvis Presley, click here.