Every King deserves a week. From August 11-18, we've got the ways to celebrate all things Elvis in Downtown during Elvis week 2018!
Elvis Concerts at the Halloran Centre
Elvis: Remembering the King
August 10 @ Noon
Southern California native Elvis Tribute Artist Jacob Roman and 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Bill Cherry will kick off KWICK Production’s 2018 Memphis E-Week Concert Series. BUY TICKETS NOW
August 11 @ 3 pm
The King’s reign in the rock and roll world is often referred to as the 1950s, leather, and concert eras. 3 Kings will take you on the musical journey of exactly that through the performance of three Elvis Tribute Artists. BUY TICKETS NOW
Elvis: Ultimate Gospel
August 12 @ 10 am
2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Grand Champion David Lee will bring you the best of Elvis Gospel. Elvis often said that he loved singing Gospel the most. BUY TICKETS NOW
Elvis: Hollywood to Vegas
August 13 @ 3pm
Elvis Presley's career took him to Hollywood and Vegas, and two Elvis Tribute Artists will highlight the songs from these two incredible eras in the King's life. BUY TICKETS NOW
Cody Ray Slaughter: Live in Memphis
August 13 @ 7pm
Cody Ray Slaughter, star of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, will perform Elvis Presley's different career hits in this stage show that pays tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. BUY TICKETS NOW
'68 Miles to Vegas
August 14 @ 3pm
Award-winning Ted Torres Martin has been performing his tribute to Elvis Presley for many years, always perfecting his craft with every show that he does. Ted’s identical moves along with his astounding vocals continue to mesmerize audiences all over the world. BUY TICKETS NOW
The Halloran Centre is located at 225 S. Main Street. Memphis, TN 38103 and can be reached at 901-525-3000.
Backbeat Tours' Elvis Week "Hound Dog Tour"
As unique as the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Elvis's legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all rolled into one. This 2 hour tour also offers an optional guided tour of the Presley apartment at Lauderdale Courts, where a teenage Elvis lived with his family. (If you choose to visit Lauderdale Courts, the tour will last about 3 hours.)
See exciting Elvis sites such as:
- Sun Studio
- The Presley's Lauderdale Courts apartment
- Elvis' high school
- The Overton Park Shell, the amphitheater where he performed his first big show in 1954
- Elvis' house at Audobon Drive
- The original Lansky Bros. clothing store
- The former Memphian Theater
- Chisca Hotel, home of WHBQ radio station
- Supercycles, where Elvis purchased his motorcycles and golf carts
- Homes of Elvis' girlfriends
The Hound Dog has become a tradition during both Elvis Week in August and Elvis' birthday celebrations in January, with many passengers returning year after year. Come celebrate the man behind the legend: whether you're a longtime fan or a new admirer, we guarantee fun for all!
2018 Elvis Week Schedule:
Saturday Aug. 11, 1:00pm
Sunday Aug. 12, 1:00pm
Tuesday Aug. 14, 1:00pm
Thursday Aug. 16, 1:00pm
Saturday Aug. 18, 1:00pm
Length: 2 hours. (3 hours w/ Lauderdale Cts)
Adults$30 ($48 w/Lauderdale Cts)Senior/Student$28 ($46 w/Lauderdale Cts)Children (7-12)$15 ($34 w/Lauderdale Cts)Children (0-6)Free
Departs From: Beale & 2nd Streets (at Hard Rock Cafe)
For dates and times, see the calendar.
Elvis Shows at The New Daisy Theatre
Elvis: The Next Generation
August 14 @ 12-3 pm
Join some of the worlds best young ETAs for an afternoon of entertainment not to be missed. Featuring World Champion Brycen Katolinsky with Taylor Rodriguez, Austin Irby, Riley Jenkins, Alex Mitchell and Matthew Boyce. Tickets
Elvis Meets MoTown
August 15 @ 12-3 pm
The New Daisy's newest production show featuring Dean Z and Bobby Brooks, son of MoTown's Jackie Wilson. Tickets
Elvis Meets the Beatles
August 17 @ 7pm
The hit show returns, starring the Liverpool Legends with their tribute to the Beatles along with Jay Dupuis, Diogo Light and Taylor Rodriguez with their tributes to Elvis. Don’t miss this great show that interweaves the musical catalog of two very different musical acts that changed the landscape of Rock and Roll forever. Tickets
Elvis Week Benefit Concert for St. Jude's
August 18 @ 10am - 5:30pm
ElvisFestival.com and Images of the King is honored to host this annual benefit concert at the New Daisy Theater. There are so many performers that choose to participate, we break the concert into two parts with a 1.5 hour lunch break in the middle. All proceeds from the event go directly to St Jude. All performers are donating their time and Sherry Management, LLC is underwriting the cost of the venue, sound and lighting. Over the past three years we’ve donated almost $44,000 through this concert and other activities. Come out and support a cause that was near and dear to Elvis. Tickets
Strike a Pose at the Elvis Statue on Beale
One of the best landmarks in Downtown, the Elvis statue makes for the perfect photo-op! Head over to Beale Street to Elvis Plaza to get your pic made with a larger-than-life statue of The King.
(Maybe take a picture in some Elvis sunglass and shirt from Lansky Bros.!)
Visit Sun Studio
Sun Studio has been named the second best music attraction in the country in a USA Today poll (you guessed it - Graceland was number one!). Not only is this one of the most famous recording studios in the world, it's also where Elvis recorded his first song and began building his legacy. Elvis used to hang out here as a kid hoping for a chance to be recorded. Today you can take a tour ot the studio where legends like Bob Dylan have been known to kiss the floor of this hallowed studio.
Check out our Elvis Guide for more ideas!
Want more scoop on all things Elvis in DowntownMemphis? Click here to view our full guide of stops you need to see including The Arcade Restaurant, one of Elvis' favorites.