For the first time ever Elvis’ Birthday Celebration will be held
at Graceland’s new resort, The Guest House at Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#elvis–Music fans from around the world will travel to Elvis
Presley’s Graceland® in January 2017 to celebrate the King
of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s™ birthday. Numerous events are scheduled for
January 5-8, 2017, including the Elvis Presley™ Birthday Proclamation
Ceremony on Sunday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, featuring a
cake cutting ceremony on the front lawn of Graceland in Memphis.
For the first time, birthday celebration events will be held at The
Guest House at Graceland, the most significant enhancement to
Graceland’s campus to date and the first phase in a two part, over $140
million investment in Graceland and the Whitehaven community. In the
first two weeks of opening The Guest House at Graceland earned the
coveted AAA Four Diamond Hotel rating.
Special guest speakers Robin and Gavin Koon will share their memories of
co-starring with Elvis in “Follow That Dream,” at the Fan Club
Presidents’ Event. Speaking during the Official Graceland Insiders
Reception will be award-winning producer, director, writer Andrew Solt,
who has made a number of acclaimed films and television specials about
Elvis Presley including the feature documentary, “This Is Elvis.”
Andrew, whose company owns The Ed Sullivan Show library, will be
speaking at Graceland on the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ third and final
appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In addition to the Proclamation
Ceremony, other events include live music, wine tasting, Archives Show
and Tell, Club Elvis and The Auction at Graceland.
Auction at Graceland will be hosted in The Guest House Theater on
Saturday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Among the 164
authenticated artifacts consigned for auction is an Elvis
Presley Owned Gold and Diamond Lion Head Ring Gifted to Charlie Hodge,
estimated between $10,000 – $15,000; the 1962 Elvis Presley Film-Worn
Boxing Gloves from “Kid Galahad,” estimated between $5,000 – $10,000;
personal clothing and much more.
Every artifact is authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC. Online
bidding begins Thursday, December 15, at Graceland.com/Auction.
All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party
collectors and none of the items will come from the treasured Graceland
Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives
continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale.
Other activities celebrating the birthday include the Memphis Symphony
Orchestra’s annual Elvis concert event on Saturday, January 7, 2017,
featuring singer/musician/song writer Terry Mike Jeffrey in a special
salute to the songs from Elvis’ film career.
For more information on the birthday celebration events and the auction,
please visit Graceland.com or call 901-332-3322. To reserve a guest room
at The Guest House at Graceland for the celebration weekend, visit GuestHouseGraceland.com
or call 901-332-3322.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises,
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and
beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the
world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises,
Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties,
including the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel,
which opened in October 2016, as well as the Graceland Archives,
featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also
produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions
worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel
Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle and
Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at
Graceland. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical
Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10
Best Reader’s Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American
Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland,
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