Come Celebrate Elvis’ Favorite Genre of Music at The Guest House at Graceland

Gospel Weekend at The Guest House, Feb. 24 – Feb. 26, 2017

Join us at The Guest House as we celebrate Elvis’ favorite genre of music, and the genre for which Elvis won his three Grammy awards: Gospel.

Enjoy Gospel performances in The Guest House Theater by the acclaimed quartet Mark209 on Friday night and Memphis’ Soul City on Saturday.  Then, enjoy a special Gospel brunch on Sunday morning featuring the legendary Terry Blackwood of Elvis’ Imperials, who sang back-up for Elvis in concert.

Package price is $289 per night.

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Two-night minimum required (taxes and gratuities are extra).

Special Weekend Offer Includes:

Guestroom Accommodations
Quartet Mark209
Memphis' Own, Soul City
Terry Blackwood

More About Our Performers

MARK209

MARK 209, whose name refers to mile marker 209, which exits the interstate into the heart of Nashville, brings the Music City’s energy, talent and musical influences to stages everywhere. A fan favorite, MARK209 enjoys broad appeal among all age groups. Audiences young and old are delighted by the four-part harmonies typical of Southern Gospel, blended with Nashville’s modern country sound. Wholesome, uplifting lyrics capture the essence of real life, making MARK209 songs accessible to listeners from a variety of backgrounds.

Each member of MARK209 could command an entire stage on his own, with the size of his voice and personality. Nathaniel Justice is a stratospheric, full-voice tenor, and Jym Howe is a melodious crooning lead tenor. Jimmy Reno is a baritone with exquisite tonal quality, and Ray Woconish is a dynamic bass.

MARK209 has toured across the U.S. and Canada, bringing fun, encouragement and inspiration to performances at Elvis Week, Wheeling Jamboree, the North Carolina Apple Festival, and concerts with country music legend Ronnie Milsap. The quartet has also been featured on several television programs.

Soul City

Soul City is made up of members of First Assembly Memphis, which is Elvis Presley’s home church. This great church was also home to the Grammy Award winning James Blackwood and JD Sumner.

It is true that Memphis has produced some of the greatest musicians in the world and Soul City is no exception. Soul City has performed at Graceland for Elvis Week as well at the FedExForum for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, the Salvation Army and at AutoZone Park for the Memphis Redbirds.

Soul City is made up of four powerful voices that move audiences; Bob Geabhart, minister and actor, has many credits in theater, television and film, and has performed throughout the US and Europe; Corey Riggs, a dynamic tenor, new to the gospel scene but has years of experience singing pop and rock from LA to New York City; Ben Kirk, accomplished song writer and minister, recently premiered his first contemporary Christian solo album; Dr. David Wootton, who has had four #1 singles on Independent country music charts nationally, has opened for such artists as Ricky Van Shelton and toured with Johnny Cash’s band, The Tennessee Three. The blend of each member’s style and experience makes Soul City truly unique.

Terry Blackwood

Terry Blackwood is the son of Doyle Blackwood, original co-founder of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. He started his music career on the piano at age 7 and studied classical music for 12 years.

At age 14, he started singing in church. After one year in college at the U of Memphis, he joined the New Stamps Quartet.

A year and a half later, he quit to return to college, where he got a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Music. Three months later, he joined The Imperials as lead singer – and two years later, they were backing Elvis Presley in Las Vegas.

Terry’s distinctive vocal styling has been featured on many chart topping singles while associated with two highly acclaimed vocal groups, The Imperials and Andrus, Blackwood & Co.

You may have seen him as a featured soloist on many Gaither Homecoming videos.

Terry is currently singing selected solo dates at churches around the country and also with the Imperials around the world and here in the U.S.