rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event and much more.” Guests include original Elvis drummer DJ Fontana, Presley girlfriend and “Million Dollar Quartet” witness Marilyn Riehl, former Sun employee Barbara Sims, The Sweet Inspirations, Estelle Brown, and Ray Walker of The Jordanaires. A portion of the program will also focus on the new Elvis release “Way Down In The Jungle Room.” Tickets are $40. George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion, 5 p.m. Alfred’s, 197 Beale
Memphis radio/tv personality and longtime Elvis confidante George Klein hosts a reunion of Presley pals on Beale Street, as they “reminisce, share stories and answer questions.” Admission is $45 and includes dinner. Proceeds go to Make-aWish and the EP Charity Dinner. Reservations are accepted by calling Alfred’s at 901-525-3711. “The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley,” 8 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Celebrating the spiritual music that inf luenced Elvis, this concert program will feature Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet; Terry Black wood, Da rrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor of Terry Blackwood and The Imperials; plus musicians Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey. Tickets are $50.
Monday, Aug. 15
“Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Co-stars,” 9 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Elvis movie co-stars Warren Berlinger (“Spinout”), Celeste Yarnall (“Live a Little, Love a Little”) and Christopher Riordan (“Viva Las Vegas” and “Clambake”) elvis-related items will be available at the Auction at Graceland, which begins Aug. 13. will discuss their experiences with host Tom Brown. Tickets are $30. “An Afternoon with Elvis’ Piano Man, Glen D. Hardin,” 2 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Elvis’ TCB Band member Glen Hardin and musician Andy Childs will share stories of the King. Hardin, a Presley sideman on stage and in the studio from 1970 to 1976, will also perform with Childs. Individual tickets are $25. Ronnie Mcdowell book signing, 4:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Singer Ronnie McDowell will sign copies of his autobiography, “Bringing It to You Personally.” Mcdowell pals DJ Fontana, Ray Walker and George Klein will
also be on hand to sign. Event is free, but books will be for sale, and fans must have a copy to get an autograph.
Candlelight Vigil, 8:30 p.m., Gates of Graceland
Following the opening ceremony at the main gate, fans will be able to walk the house’s driveway to “Elvis’ gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.” Free admission. Gates remain open until everyone can pay their respects. Free secured parking at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
“Elvis Love Songs,” 10 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Capping Elvis Week 2016, this morning concert will celebrate the King’s love songs, featuring performances by Terry Mike Jeffrey, Jamie Kelley and Gladys & Maybelle. Tickets are $30.
George Klein’s Elvis Memorial Service, noon, Main Theater Building, University of Memphis
Hosted by George Klein, this free event will include appearances and speeches by Presley family members and celebrity guests. For more information, contact the U of M Department of Communication at 901678-2565.
A variety of events all week will lead up to the ultimate elvis tribute Contest finals Aug. 13 at the orpheum.