Graceland Announces New Guests and Virtual Option for Elvis Week 2024

Published On: June 21st, 2024


Elvis Week 2024

Elvis Week 2024 is less than two months away and there are more exciting announcements. Elvis Week 2024 will mark the 47th anniversary of Elvis’ passing and features more than 45 events celebrating Elvis’ life and legacy. It has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an annual pilgrimage for music lovers from around the world.

Previously announced guests include Linda ThompsonJerry SchillingLarry StricklandGene ChrismanTerry Blackwood, nine past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners; and more.

Joining the Elvis Week 2024 line-up are:

  • NORBERT PUTNAM: bass player for numerous Elvis’ recording sessions, including sessions at Stax and in the Jungle Room at Graceland. He will perform and share stories as part of the Elvis: Back in Memphis concert on August 13.
  • JIM MURRAY: former member of The Imperials who performed both on-stage and in the studio with Elvis. Jim was part of the group during Elvis’ return to Las Vegas in 1969. Jim will make an appearance at Elvis: Return to Vegas on August 16 and Elvis: Behind the Music on August 17.
  • MIKE MORAN: master recording engineer on several Elvis albums, including Elvis’ last recording sessions in the Jungle Room at Graceland. Mike will share his stories at Elvis: Behind the Music on August 17.
  • RON STRAUSS: co-pilot for Elvis’ Lisa Marie airplane. Ron will appear at Conversations on Elvis on August 15.
  • ROBERT GORDON: GRAMMY-winning music historian who wrote the liner notes for the newly announced Elvis release MEMPHIS. Robert will speak at Elvis: Behind the Music on August 17.
    JILLIAN CARDARELLI: country singer and songwriter whose single “If I Could Talk to Elvis” featuring Larry Strickland hit #1 on CMT 12-pack countdown. She will perform as part of the Elvis Fan Choice Awards on August 14 and Elvis Unplugged on August 16.
  • MARA JUSTINE: singer and songwriter who appeared as a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and later made a significant impact on American Idol and placed 3rd on The Voice. She will perform as part of the Elvis: The Next Generation Show on August 11.

In addition, more details for the Elvis Fan Choice Awards on August 14 have been announced. Fans are invited to join Elvis Week hosts SiriusXM DJ Argo, Tom Brown, Pat Dunn and Dean Z for an exciting awards show that will reveal the results of more than 5,000 fan votes for categories such as Favorite Elvis Movie Co-star, Best On-Screen Kiss in an Elvis movie, and Best Elvis Song of All Time. Special guest presenters to include Jerry Schilling, Larry Strickland and Sam Thompson, plus performances by Pat Dunn, Dean Z, and Jillian Cardarelli, with more to be announced plus some exciting surprises. Fan Choice Awards can be purchased HERE.


Can’t make it to Memphis for Elvis Week this year? Graceland is excited to announce that VIRTUAL ELVIS WEEK will return again this year and bring all of the excitement in Memphis right to your home!

  • The Elvis Super Fan Pass is the premium offering and was created for the ultimate Elvis fan who doesn’t want to miss a thing. This pass features virtual access to ALL 9 Elvis Week Soundstage events on Aug 9-16. Enjoy everything from Elvis tribute artist shows and competitions to Elvis music salutes, conversations, and more! PLUS – as a special bonus – enjoy a pre-recorded virtual tour of Graceland Mansion and Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, plus Archives Show & Tell with Graceland’s VP of Archives and Exhibits, Angie Marchese.
  • The Elvis Tribute Artist Pass features access to the five marquee Elvis tribute artist shows on August 9-12 as they premiere: three shows featuring past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners focusing on Elvis’ music of the 1950s and 1970s, and a Sunday morning gospel show; plus the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal and Final Rounds where a new winner will be crowned. Enjoy performances from more than 25 of the very best Elvis tribute artists in the world.
  • The Elvis Fan Pass features access to four marquee Elvis Week events as they premiere on August 13-16: Elvis: Back in Memphis concert, Elvis Fan Choice Awards, Conversations on Elvis, and Elvis: Return to Vegas show.

As always, Graceland will also livestream the annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of August 15 free of charge.

In addition, great event packages and seats are still available to many of the Elvis Week events for fans who want to join us in person. For a complete line-up of all Elvis Week shows or to get your tickets, go to

Fans who attend Elvis Week can stay in the in the heart of the action at The Guest House at Graceland, home to many of the week’s shows, plus free nightly live entertainment and complimentary shuttle service throughout the Graceland campus. Rooms are still available for select nights of Elvis Week. Visit to make your room reservations.


All guests, times, prices, and details are subject to change.

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