Graceland Gears Up for Summer with Events, Live Concerts, New Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and More

Published On: May 16th, 2024

Summer at Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland is preparing for a summer filled with a variety of events, concerts, and numerous other reasons why this is the summer to visit the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Memphis.

Graceland’s daily tours give fans and music lovers the opportunity to experience how Elvis lived and spent his time. This summer, visitors can enjoy an all-new tour experience, updated exhibits, as well as get a last chance look at one of our fan favorite exhibition.

  • The all-new Inside the Archives Ultimate VIP Tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to view the work being done to preserve Graceland’s precious collection of the more than 1.5 million artifacts. Whether it be conservation work on one of Elvis’ dazzling jumpsuits or prepping for an upcoming touring exhibition, visitors will get an inside, up-close look at what it takes to preserve all the king’s things.
  • The newly expanded Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley exhibit nearly doubled in size, further delving into the multifaceted life of Lisa Marie Presley as a loving mother, passionate musician, and guardian of her father’s legacy. The expansion takes you through Lisa Marie’s adult life with an extensive display of 45 outfits and other never-before-seen items.
  • Fans have a last chance to see the Making of ELVIS Movie Exhibition that celebrates Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 hit film. The exhibition looks at the beginning of the creative process for the celebrated film and follows its journey to the big screen, including behind-the-scenes videos, handwritten notes, drafts of scripts, storyboards, props, set pieces, costumes and more. The exhibition is scheduled to close on September 4.

Graceland is open daily for tours and tour tickets are available to be purchased in advance at The Lisa Marie and Making of ELVIS Movie exhibition are included in all of Graceland’s touring options.

On July 4-6, Graceland Manion will be lit in red, white, and blue as it celebrates the nation’s independence during its annual All-American Weekend. The weekend includes a Memphis Music Salute; an Elvis tribute concert featuring Cote Deonath; a gospel brunch with the Tennessee Mass Choir; plus, the All-American Party on July 5th celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Elvis’ groundbreaking hit “That’s All Right” with Elvis-themed fireworks! Tickets and hotel packages are available at HERE.

Elvis Week 2024 marks the 47th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, with nine days of events, August 9-17, celebrating Elvis’ life and legacy. Elvis Week has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an annual pilgrimage for music lovers from around the world. Highlight events include the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest on Aug 10 and 12; Elvis: Back in Memphis on August 13, celebrating the music Elvis made in his hometown of Memphis; Elvis Fan Choice Awards on August 14, revealing fan favorite movies, music and more, all voted on by fans; Elvis: Return to Vegas on Aug 16, featuring Elvis live on the big screen backed by live band; plus the cornerstone event of the week, the Candlelight Vigil, on the evening of August 15. Tickets and more information available at

Plus, Graceland Live’s diverse and rapidly growing lineup is also presenting several concerts this summer at the Graceland Soundstage. Booked so far are June 15 – Zebra; July 12 – 1964 The Tribute; July 26 – Chevelle; August 22 – The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA; August 23 – Night Ranger; and September 20 – The Wallflowers; with additional shows to be announced soon.

Those looking for a longer getaway can enjoy the royal treatment as a guest of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with hotel accommodations at our resort hotel, The Guest House at Graceland. With an amazing outdoor backyard pool and dining options featuring southern cuisine, it is the perfect way to enjoy southern summer fun at the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Guest House at Graceland also offers numerous packages that provide not only savings, but the full Elvis experience.

In addition, as part of the ever-expanding Graceland campus, the newly opened Enesco Gift Shop and Gallery Featuring Department 56 offers a fun way to experience the magic of Christmas all year long.The one-of-a-kind gallery features the world’s largest display of Department 56 Lit Villages, with more than 1500 pieces. Visitors can go on a nostalgic trip through the collectibles inspired by their favorite movies, music, books, and comics from 1976 through today. The gift shop offers a wide array of product from favorite Enesco brands — Department 56, Jim Shore, Lolita, Allen Designs and Possible Dreams. Located across the street from The Guest House at Graceland, the gift shop and gallery are open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and admission is free.


Tickets and more information about all of Graceland’s summer activities at


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