Elvis fans from around the world will celebrate the king’s birthday and kick-off a yearlong celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Rock n’ Roll Jan. 8-11 at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony – 9:30 a.m. on the Graceland Front Lawn
Graceland/EPE officials will be joined by Memphis and Shelby County officials for a birthday cake cutting and a proclamation of Elvis Presley Day. This event, free and open to the public, will be streamed live via Elvis Presley's Graceland LiveStream. Complimentary specially designed 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll birthday cake and coffee will be served at the Chrome Grille restaurant across the street from the mansion following the ceremony.
Special Birthday Stable Tours – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Graceland Stable will be available for tours with artifacts on display including saddles used by Elvis and his entourage, personal western wear worn by Elvis, and home movie footage of Elvis on horseback at Graceland. Graceland is currently the home to four horses - Max, Tucker, Bandit, and Candy.
Graceland Trivia Tour – 4:30 p.m. Event starts at the Graceland Ticket Office
Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion and the Elvis Presley Car Museum while simultaneously answering trivia questions to which answers can be found on the tour.
Club Elvis – 8 p.m. to midnight at the Elvis Presley Car Museum, Graceland Plaza
An Elvis disc jockey spins Elvis records for fans listening and dancing pleasure.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Fan Club Presidents’ Event – 10 a.m. until noon at the University of Memphis’ Fogelman Executive Conference Center
In addition to celebrating and recognizing the work of fan clubs, the event will feature a program of EPE company updates and special announcements, including the latest on EPE media, marketing, merchandise, new exhibits and more. Special guest Wayne Mann, Elvis’ cousin and witness to the start of Elvis' career at Sun Studio, shares stories as the city of Memphis gears up to celebrate 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll.
Official Elvis Insiders Reception and Graceland Tour – 6-9 p.m.
A private evening tour of Graceland Mansion decorated for the holidays and a reception across the street in Graceland Plaza which will include Elvis' airplanes, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, “Sincerely Elvis” and the “Elvis in Tupelo” exhibit. Special guests will include Sandra Ferra Martindale and Wink Martindale who will be answering questions during an exclusive Q & A session inside the Elvis Presley Car Museum.
Friday, Jan. 10
Memphis Grizzlies' Elvis Birthday Night - 7 p.m. at the FedEx Forum
Join Elvis fans in town for the 2014 Elvis Birthday Celebration as they honor the life and career of the Memphis legend. The Memphis Grizzlies will play the Phoenix Suns in an arena filled with Elvis-themed music, movie clips, and live entertainment. Come watch the Grizzlies in their “blue suede shoes” defend their home court while honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tickets start at $25.
Saturday, Jan. 11
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra Presents “Elvis Birthday Pops” - 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra celebrates Elvis’ birthday and songs from the king that helped distinguish Memphis as the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. The concert event will feature fan-favorite performer Terry Mike Jeffrey.
For a complete listing of all events, visit www.elvis.com.