Memphis boasts the most famous and most visited tourist attraction in the United States, Graceland, former home of rock 'n roll legend, Elvis Presley. Each year on the anniversary of Presley's death hundreds of thousands of avid fans flock to Graceland for a week of scheduled events, most of them having become traditional like the Candlelight Vigil, a 1950s style dance party, and a fun run in aid of charity. A block party and baseball game have been included in th elineup for 2012. Talks are conducted on stage with people who worked with Elvis or knew him otherwise, and cover topics ranging from Elvis and Gospel and Elvis in the Movies, to Behind the Camera and Behind the Stage. A contest for the Ultimate Elvist Tribute Performer runs throughout the week, with the final winner announced at the end of the week. Live music and singing is provided all week, with well-known musicians and singers paying tribute to Elvis and his music. There is also a special screening of a movie either featuring Elvis or about Elvis.
Venue: Graceland mansion, Elvis Presley Boulevard
Date: 10-16 August 2011