MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Every August in Memphis sees an uptick in hotel stays and tourist dollars being spent. The reason? It’s the return of Elvis Week, of course.
Starting August 9th, thousands of fans will flock to Memphis to celebrate the king and remember his legacy with a slew of events planned, ranging from Elvis Tribute Artist shows to discussion panels with those who were closest to the king.
Graceland PR and Marketing Specialist Christian Ross says this year’s event has more in store for Elvis fans than ever before. Fans will even have an opportunity to potentially learn something new about the king as well.
“You can hear some of the stories about the king that you may have never heard before or just get a different look into his life and the way things worked with him and the TCB band,” says Ross.
Ross adds another huge element of Elvis Week every year is the candlelight vigil, held in the meditation garden at Graceland.
“It’s going to be a free event this year. There are no tickets, no wrist bands required and on August 15th thousands of fans that have gathered from near and far will pay their respects to Elvis,” says Ross.
To see all of the events available during Elvis week be sure to visit: https://www.graceland.com/.