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Elvis Week - August 15

(Information provided by elvis.com)

Elvis Gospel Celebration

9:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

Start off your morning with an amazing gospel celebration featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey, Andy Childs and former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet – Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland as they sing some of their favorite Elvis gospel songs on stage.

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.

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event

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

Elvis fans are invited to celebrate the work of Elvis Presley fan clubs during this special event. 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 from EPE media, marketing, licensing, merchandise, archives and more. The special guest speaker for the event will be Sally Wilbourn, who started as a receptionist for Sam Phillips at Sun in 1955. Sally will share some of her favorite stories and memories of working at Sun in the early days and will be available for autographs following the event.  Entertainer Andy Childs will be our special guest host for this segment. For the August event, the special spotlight charity will be the March of Dimes, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The March of Dimes was an organization that Elvis supported.

All attendees are asked to make at least a $5.00 donation which will be collected at the door of the event. Fan club presidents will get an invite and registration form directly from EPE to attend the event for free. Individual tickets are $15.

Tickets will be available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services beginning Saturday, August 10, or at the door of the event, pending availability.

Memorial Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Elvis Presley

3:00 p.m. 1425 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116.

The Mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church on August 15, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. and music beginning at 2:15 pm. For more information, please contact St. Paul Catholic Church at StPaulMemphis.org or (901) 346-2380.

Candlelight Vigil

8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland.

After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.

Free admission. No tickets or reservations.

Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary date of Elvis' passing. Free secured parking at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6:00 p.m.

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