Elvis Week - August 17 - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Week - August 17

(Information provided by elvis.com)

Elvis Presley 5K Run Benefiting Livitup, Inc. 

8:00 a.m. The Elvis Presley 5K Run starts and finishes at the Gates of Graceland.

After the race, join Livitup, Inc. across from the mansion at Elvis Presley Park on Craft Road for a party under the tent.  There will be food, music and fun!

For more information, please call Kelly Luckett at 901-316-0377, email kluckett@livitupinc.org or visit elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presents Elvis Spirit Runners for Elvis and Livitup, Inc. (Formerly UCP of the MidSouth)

For those that can't make the race but who would love to be in Memphis honoring Elvis' spirit of giving, please join D&N's Elvis Presley Fan Club "in Elvis' spirit" at the annual Elvis Run, Walk, Rock and Roll!

For $30, you may become an Elvis Spirit Runner and receive your commemorative race shirt to wear on August 17, 2013, just like those of us running, walking, rocking and rolling at the gates of Graceland.

For more information, email kluckett@livitupinc.org or visit www.elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.

Official Elvis Insiders Event

10:00 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

This year's Elvis Insiders event will be a celebration of all that is Elvis with special segments that highlight various parts of Elvis' life and career. Attendees will enjoy sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event, special guests and much more. It will be a special "inside" look at both Elvis and his home, Graceland.

Special guests appearances to include former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet – Bill Baize and Donnie Sumner, who will talk about Elvis' "Aloha from Hawaii" concert; and DJ Fontana, who will share memories/stories about the filming of the '68 Special which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and Mylon Le Fevre, Grammy award winning gospel singer who met Elvis at a Memphis gospel convention and wrote "Without Him." Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland and Mylon Le Fevre will be signing autographs following this event.

Individual tickets are $25. Tickets will be available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services beginning Saturday, August 10, or at the door of the event, pending availability.

Elvis Celebration Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey with Special Guest DJ Fontana and Millie Kirkham

3:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

Join us for a celebration of Elvis music during a special afternoon concert event. The show will feature Terry Mike Jeffrey and band performing some of their favorite Elvis tunes, joined by Elvis' original drummer DJ Fontana and background vocalist Millie Kirkham. Additional guest to be announced soon. A great way to end Elvis Week 2013.

Autographs with performers to follow event. Individual tickets are $35. 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 Final Round

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

Enjoy a phenomenal show as the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the August 14 Semifinal Round compete for the title. The excitement will build throughout the night as the group is narrowed down from ten to five before the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2013 is named. The show will also feature a performance by 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Ben Portsmouth. Find out more about the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Two-day tickets are $139.00 and $69.00 (includes Semifinal and Final Round). 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 Final Round only is also available for $49. 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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