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Elvis fans take over Memphis

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(WMC-TV)- If you see an increase in the amount of Elvis Presley impersonators around Memphis, do not be alarmed. Put on your shades and dust off your blue suede shoes. Elvis week is here.

The 35th Annual Elvis Week kicked off Friday, Aug. 10.  It will last through Saturday, Aug. 18.

As fans traveled to the city to celebrate the legacy of Presley, the Memphis Redbirds welcomed them in rock ‘n' roll fashion by giving away 5,000 limited edition Elvis bobble heads on Friday.

During Elvis week, fans come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Presley by participating in several events and by visiting Graceland to get a glimpse of the King's lifestyle.

In the final days of Elvis Week 2012, some fans will show their respect to the king through the annual Candlelight Vigil. This ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, will allow fans to gather at the gates of Graceland and walk up the driveway with a candle in quiet remembrance.

There are also some Presley lovers who are anticipating the return of Elvis to the stage during the 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedEx Forum on Thursday, Aug. 16.

The concert will feature Elvis on stage via video, accompanied by a live group of singers and musicians who worked with him.

If you don't have tickets to this concert by now, they are sold out.  But there are still some other events planned for this week:

• Fan Club Presidents' Event
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 14
Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion at Graceland

• Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 14
Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion at Graceland

• EP Party Jam
10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 16
Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion at Graceland

• Conversations on Elvis - Behind the Stage
1:30 p.m., Friday, August 17
Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion at Graceland

• Morning Gospel Singin' With First Assembly of God, Memphis
9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18
Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion at Graceland

• Elvis Week Farewell Dance Party Featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and Jamie Aaron Kelley
10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18
Main Stage Entertainment Pavilion at Graceland

For a complete list of event you can visit elvis.com

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