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Elvis Week - August 14

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Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street.

Private event reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Conversations on Elvis

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

Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this event lets fans hear from those who worked closest with the king – from friends, colleagues, co-stars, musicians and more.

Guests include: Mother Dolores Hart, who starred alongside Elvis in "Loving You" and "King Creole" and left Hollywood to enter a contemplative monastery; T.G. Sheppard, who formed a close personal and professional relationship with Elvis while promoting records for RCA - Elvis would later, as a token of their friendship, give T.G. his first tour bus; and representatives from Sony who will be talking about the new "Elvis at Stax" release and joined by bassist Norbert Putnam, who was part of the studio band for Elvis' December 1973 recording session at Stax.

An autograph session with special guests Mother Dolores Hart, T.G. Sheppard and Norbert Putnam will follow this event at the Elvis Week Main Stage. SOLD OUT.

Graceland Trivia Tour

5:00 p.m. Event starts at Graceland Ticket Office.

Guests are invited to tour Graceland Mansion and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while simultaneously answering trivia questions to which answers can be found on the Graceland tour.

Adult and junior version of the trivia tour will be available. Prizes will be awarded for both adult and junior versions.

Tickets are $33 adult; $15 children 7-12; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services beginning Saturday, August 10, or at the door of the event, pending availability.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round

7:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main.

See 28 of the best tribute artists in the world compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Enjoy hours of Elvis music and entertainment as these winners compete for their chance to advance to the Final Round on Saturday, August 17. The top 10 Elvis tribute artists moving on to the Final Round of the competition will be announced at the end of the Semifinal Round.

Two-day tickets are $139.00 and $69.00 (includes Semifinal on 8/14 and Final Round on 8/17). The $139.00 VIP ticket also includes VIP seating plus access to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet at the Hard Rock Cafe on August 14.

A one day ticket to the Semifinal Round only is also available for $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Cannon Center box office.

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