Elvis Presley: Graceland announce Virtual Elvis Week 2021 with Priscilla Presley and more | Music | Entertainment

Every year in the lead up to the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16, Graceland host Elvis Week to celebrate The King’s legacy. And just like last year, the Memphis mansion are offering a virtual experience for those unable to attend in person. Virtual Elvis Week 2021 will take place from August 11-17 and feature a whole host of live concert events and conversations with special guests.

Special guests this year included Elvis Presley’s former wife Priscilla Presley, the mother of The King’s only child Lisa Marie.

Alongside Sam Thompson, TBC band members James Burton and Glen Hardin, plus Terry Blackwood and The Imperials.

Highlights at Virtual Elvis Week 2021 included a 50th anniversary concert celebrating Elvis’ Nashville recording sessions and Elvis in Concert on the big screen.

Graceland teased: “Virtual Elvis Week 2021, with concerts and events at The Soundstage at Graceland, will be live-streamed in pristine HD with soundboard audio.”

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Graceland added: “Unlike last year’s Virtual Elvis Week where the content was pre-recorded or pulled from archival footage, this year, fans will experience Elvis Week as it’s happening. 

“There are three Virtual Elvis Week Pass options: The Elvis Super Fan Pass, The Elvis Tribute Artist Pass, and The Elvis Legacy Pass. 

“All shows included in each pass can be watched live, and then re-watched on demand for 72 hours following the final performance.”

Here’s what is included in each Virtual Elvis Week 2021 pass option and much they cost:

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Graceland wrote: “The Elvis Super Fan Pass ($199) is the premium offering and was created for the ultimate Elvis Fan who doesn’t want to miss a thing.

“It includes over 25 hours of incredible entertainment including all nine Elvis Week shows happening live at The Soundstage at Graceland, plus a special pre-recorded Virtual Tour of Graceland Mansion hosted by Angie Marchese, Graceland’s VP of Archives.

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The Elvis Tribute Artist Pass ($119) features access to the four marquee Elvis tribute artist shows as they premiere: the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal and Final Rounds, An Afternoon with Cody Ray Slaughter, and The Ultimate Return.

“It includes more than 20 of the very best Elvis tribute artists in the world in four shows live from Graceland.”

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Graceland added: “The Elvis Legacy Pass ($119) features access to five marquee Elvis Week events as they premiere.

“The Nashville Marathon Sessions 50th Anniversary Concert, Elvis in Concert featuring an amazing on-screen performance by Elvis himself, backed on stage by a live band with special guest appearances by Priscilla Presley, TCB Band members guitarist James Burton and piano player Glen Hardin.

“Plus Terry Blackwood and The Imperials, An Afternoon with Glen Hardin, and two rounds of Conversations on Elvis, including special guests James Burton, Sam Thompson and Priscilla Presley, among many others.”

Virtual Elvis Week 2021 passes can be purchases here, while as usual the free livestream of the annual Candlelit Vigil will be held on the evening of August 15 and can be viewed here.

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