rainn.png
Tuesday September 21st, 2021 1:07AM

Graceland plans in-person events during Elvis Week

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the 44th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, fans will get to celebrate the musician once again at the annual Elvis Week event in Memphis, Tennessee.

Presley's Graceland is preparing to host visitors and offer in-person events for Elvis Week from Aug. 11 through Aug. 17. Organizers said public health protocols will be in place, including the requirement of masks, temperature screenings and socially distanced seating.

The event will feature appearances by celebrities and musicians, live concerts, panel discussions, parties, bus excursions and the Elvis Presley tribute artist contest, officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises said. The keystone event, once again, will be a candlelight vigil as fans visit his grave.

Since Presley’s death on Aug. 16, 1977, fans of the late singer and actor have flocked to Memphis to commemorate his life and career in the week leading up to his death anniversary. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elvis Week events were mostly held online last year.

  • Associated Categories: U.S. News, Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top U.S. News short headlines, AP Entertainment
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Graceland plans in-person events during Elvis Week
Elvis Presley’s Graceland is preparing to host visitors and offer in-person activities during the annual Elvis Week this summer in Memphis, Tennessee
5:56AM ( 17 minutes ago )
33 injured, 14 arrested in protests over rapper's jailing
Police in Spain say at least 33 people were injured and 14 arrested when violent street protests erupted in several Spanish cities late Tuesday following the arrest of Spanish rap artist Pablo Hasél
5:46AM ( 27 minutes ago )
The Latest: German use cycling arena as vaccination center
Authorities in Berlin have opened the German capital’s fifth coronavirus vaccination center, located inside an indoor cycling arena
5:41AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Pfizer-BioNTech to get EU 200 million more COVID-19 shots
Pfizer and BioNTech say they have reached an agreement to supply the European Union with another 200 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine
4:39AM ( 1 hour ago )
Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim gov’t
Libyans are marking the tenth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with eyes on a recently appointed government that would lead the country through elections late this year
3:59AM ( 2 hours ago )
Australia's second largest city comes out of 3rd lockdown
Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, will relax its third lockdown and allow spectators to return to the Australian Open tennis tournament after a five-day absence
3:59AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
Woman charged in Capitol melee says Proud Boys recruited her
The recent arrest of an Arizona woman who prosecutors say was a member of a Proud Boys cell in Kansas City has intrigued experts who study extremist right-wing movements
11:52PM ( 6 hours ago )
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead
A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather has claimed more lives
11:52PM ( 6 hours ago )
'A complete bungle': Texas' energy pride goes out with cold
Anger over Texas' power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze is mounting
11:39PM ( 6 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
33 injured, 14 arrested in protests over rapper's jailing
Police in Spain say at least 33 people were injured and 14 arrested when violent street protests erupted in several Spanish cities late Tuesday following the arrest of Spanish rap artist Pablo Hasél
5:46AM ( 27 minutes ago )
The Latest: German use cycling arena as vaccination center
Authorities in Berlin have opened the German capital’s fifth coronavirus vaccination center, located inside an indoor cycling arena
5:41AM ( 32 minutes ago )
NATO chief urges joint spending as budget debate rolls on
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging members of the military alliance to jointly fund more of its work
5:40AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Biden reframes his goal on reopening of elementary schools
President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office
5:22AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Biden describes life at the White House: 'A gilded cage'
President Joe Biden says he’s still getting used to the trappings of the office four weeks into his presidency
5:17AM ( 56 minutes ago )