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Elvis Week - August 13

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Humes Marker Dedication

10:00 a.m. at Humes Middle School (formerly Humes High School), 659 N Manassas Street.

Join Elvis' high school classmates as they have a plaque dedicated in the king's honor at the site of Elvis former high school in Memphis.

The dedication ceremony will take place inside the school at the auditorium, stairs will be the only access. Elvis friend George Klein will be in attendance, along with a performance by singer Ronnie McDowell.

Humes High School is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Seating inside the auditorium will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Elvis Week Fan Reception

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center, 877 Jefferson Avenue.

The Annual Elvis Presley Fans Reception at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis will feature Carol and James Light, founders of the "Memories of Elvis" souvenir shop.

Light refreshments will be served and tours of the trauma center will be conducted. Included in the tour is a stop by the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center donor wall, where hundreds of plaques recognize donors who have supported the trauma center named in honor of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Enter the Regional Medical Center at the main entrance. Greeters will then direct you to the reception.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase

1:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

See some of the semifinalists for the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest showcase their talents as they prepare for the ultimate contest. Elvis tribute artists who will perform during this event to be announced at a later time, but all will be 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinalists.

This event will be hosted by Ultimate Contest host Joey Sulipeck. Individual tickets are $20. Tickets will be available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services beginning Saturday, August 10, or at the door of the event, pending availability.

Elvis at Stax Listening Party

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave.

In conjunction with the much-anticipated August 6th release of "Elvis At Stax," the 3-CD box set chronicling the music Elvis recorded at Stax Studios in July and December 1973, RCA/Legacy Recordings is hosting a very special listening party at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Fans will have an opportunity to stand in the very same spot where Elvis recorded the music they are hearing, in addition to witnessing stories and details behind the music and recording sessions from representatives of Sony and special guest Norbert Putnam, who recorded with Elvis at Stax in December 1973.

Admission to this event is free.

"Viva Las Vegas" Movie and Dance Party

7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

Bring your dancing shoes for a night filled with Las Vegas fun and excitement. Kick-off the evening with a screening of the Elvis fan favorite "Viva Las Vegas" - sponsored by Warner Bros. - which is sure to have everyone on their feet singing along and dancing in the aisles. Then, after the movie is over, continue to dance the night away with DJ Argo as he plays some of your favorite Elvis music.

Ticket price includes both movie screening and dance party that follows. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets will be available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services beginning Saturday, August 10, or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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