November 2011

Annie Leibovitz Spotlights Graceland in: Pilgrimage

icons through the eyes of an icon

Award-winning photographer Annie Leibovitz was on vacation and began snapping photos of Emily Dickinson’s home in Amherst, Massachusetts. Then after, she went on vacation with her kids to Niagara Falls. Thus began her photo book “Pilgrimage”.

Her book is different for her style as she usually photographs portraits with Hi-Tech cameras. But the entire book is of iconic landmarks and all photos are taken with a simple digital camera.

The 2012 Elvis Cruise

continuing the celebration

Want to keep the celebration going after the Elvis Presley Birthday celebration in January? Why not hop on a plane to Jacksonville, Florida and keep the celebration of the King of Rock n’ Roll going on an ocean cruise?

Carnival Cruise Lines is throwing its 5th annual Elvis Cruise aboard their ship The Fascination; Thursday January 12th through Monday January 16th. Ship will depart from Jacksonville, Florida and visit beautiful Nassau, Bahamas.

If The Ship is a Rockin’

The entire ship and activities encompass the celebration of Elvis Presley, his life and his music. There will be guest speakers of people that have had the pleasure to work with him in the movie and music industry. Live Elvis Presley music performed by an outstanding array of award-winning Elvis Impersonators, screenings of all his movies, an authentic sock hop circa 1954, the Elvis door decorating contest, and 50’s theme night so bring your poodle skirts, bobbi socks and brill cream.

Make Reservations Now-The King's Throwin' a Party!

2012 Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration

Looking for the Post-Holiday event? Well, whip out that credit card and come down to Memphis and celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday with the rest of his fans.

Tickets are available November 15th unless you’re one of the privileged “Elvis Insider” with a membership number you can get your tickets on November 9th.

It’s a 3 day celebration in honor of the King with many events catering to all things Elvis!

Thursday January 5th

The celebration begins with the Graceland Trivia Tour at 4:30pm. Tour the Mansion and Auto Museum while answering Elvis trivia with answers found throughout the tour. Admission: $31 for adults, $15 children 12 and under, 6 and under free.

Party it up with other Elvis fans at Club Elvis located at the Elvis Presley Auto Museum. Open bar and Elvis Presley music being spun by a DJ. Party starts at 8pm and ends at 12am. $25 admission.

When the party is over, (is that possible?) head over to the Chrome Grille Restaurant for a Southern Birthday Breakfast featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, grits, biscuits and beverage from 11:59pm to 1:30am.

Friday January 6th

It’s the Fan Club President Event held at the Memphis Marriot from 10am to 12pm. Guest speaker is former keyboardist of the King, Mr. Shane Keister, sharing some of his favorite moments with the King.

At 7pm it’s the Official Elvis Insider Reception and Graceland Tour. The tour goes on until 10pm and features autograph session with world famous gospel group The Stamps Quartet.