Graceland Celebrates Elvis Week 2006


The nine-day celebration of the late superstar’s life is held throughout the city of Memphis with numerous events and charity benefits, culminating in the annual Candlelight Vigil on August 15th attended by thousands. This year also commemorates the Golden Anniversary of his ‘break out year’ of 1956.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Each year since Elvis’ death in 1977, thousands of people from around the world have gathered at his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate his life in a week of events now known as Elvis Week. This year’s Elvis Week not only celebrates the life of Elvis Presley, but also commemorates the Golden Anniversary of his “break out year” of 1956 — the year in which he released his first RCA single, made his first television appearances, released his first movie and achieved other career benchmarks.

Elvis Week (http://www.elvis.com/elvisweek/2006/ew_events.asp ) 2006 runs from August 8th-16th. For a complete, detailed list of events visit http://www.elvis.com/ .

The week is filled with numerous and varied activities such as the Annual Elvis Art Contest & Exhibit, 2006 Elvis Film Festival, Elvis Week Dance Party, Elvis Presley International Art Show and a special Graceland Scavenger Hunt.

Official Elvis Insiders (http://www.elvisinsiders.com/ ) club members from around the world gather for the Official Elvis Insiders Conference. Also returning this year is the annual Elvis Trivia Contest and the 24th Annual Elvis Presley International 5K Run and Fun Walk, benefiting United Cerebral Palsy.

The first ever EPE Elvis Tribute Artist Showcase is on Friday, August 11 and the Elvis Week Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey with The Imperials takes place on Saturday the 12th.

The annual Candlelight Vigil is Tuesday, August 15th. This is the largest Elvis Week event when thousands of fans walk up to Elvis’ grave carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.

For additional information and access to Graceland, please contact us at jason@thebeckwithcompany.com or 323-845-9836.

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Photo Credit: ©ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.

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