Elvis Week 2012. It’s the 35th Anniversary of the King’s death and thousands from around the world have gathered in Memphis, TN to remember Elvis Presley during Elvis week running until the 18th of August.
Fans have enjoyed everything from tours of Graceland, Elvis themed dance parties, Memphis Redbirds baseball games, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest at the Hard Rock, outdoor movie marathons, concerts and meet and greets with the people who knew him the best.
One of the most moving and emotional parts of the festivities is the candlelight vigil held the night before his death. Emotions were high, even 35 years later, and the thousands of fans who attended to pay their respects were treated with a special guest appearance.
Pricilla and Lisa Marie Presley made an appearance and gave a heart warming speech about the man who carved out the path for rock n’ roll and how he affected not only their lives; but the rest of us around the world.
Tonight, the 35th
Anniversary concert will be held in which a live band will be playing along with videos of Elvis on big screens, giving fans the look and feel of a real live Elvis concert.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest will come to a close at the Hard Rock Café this weekend and the winner will be crowned and given a spot in the touring show “Elvis Live,” which covers the concert life of Elvis Presley.
The festivities concluded with a farewell dance party on Saturday.