Every year, Graceland recognizes the anniversary of Elvis Presley‘s death during “Elvis Week.” Graceland recently revealed its plans for this year’s event, which will also include a tribute to Lisa Marie Presley.
Lisa Marie, Elvis’ only child, passed away on January 12, 2023 at the age of 54. She was laid to rest at Graceland next to her son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020.
This year, Elvis Week will last from August 9-17. Graceland shared a full schedule of events on its official website. It also named the special guests and performers who will be in attendance, including:
Linda Thompson, Jay Osmond, Sam Thompson, Jerry Schilling, Glen Hardin, Spencer Sutherland, Mike Deasy, Tanya Lemani George, Terry Mike Jeffrey, and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
Some of the highlights will be an Aloha from Hawaii 50th Anniversary Concert, which will feature Elvis on the big screen while backed by a live band. There will also be a special enhanced screening of Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special.
The yearly Candlelight Vigil will be held on August 15. Fans will gather during the vigil to remember Elvis’ live and legacy.
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As mentioned previously, this year’s Elvis Week will also include a tribute to Lisa Marie. Called the Celebration of Lisa Marie Presley, the tribute will be led by Jerry Schilling. Jerry was a good friend of Elvis’ and a lifelong friend of Lisa Marie.
The tribute to Lisa Marie will be held on Tuesday, August 15 at 5 PM on the Graceland Soundstage. Tickets are $25, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.
Graceland says those who attend the tribute will “Join Jerry Schilling, along with other special guests to be announced, for a celebration and remembrance of the life of Lisa Marie Presley as told through music, personal stories, photos, and videos.”
You can read the full schedule of events for this year’s Elvis Week on Graceland’s official website here.
Head below to watch a video about last year’s Elvis Week. It will give you an idea of what to expect from this year’s event.