Elvis Presley Died 40 Years Ago Today
Elvis Week 2017 is underway at Graceland in Memphis. Today is the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. The year’s celebration runs through Saturday, August 19.
Among the many Elvis-themed events scheduled to take place during Elvis Week 2017 are a memorabilia auction, various concerts, Q&A sessions and discussions, fan parties and gatherings, movie screenings and much more.
Tonight at 8PM the “ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration” will take place at the FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The show will feature film footage of Elvis performing his classic songs with live accompaniment from a full symphony orchestra. Priscilla Presley will make a guest appearance at the concert.
The auction and the candlelight vigil and memorial will be viewable online at LiveStream.com/ElvisPresleyGraceland.
Check out the full Elvis Week schedule at Graceland.com.