Each August, Elvis fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week in Memphis. Join us this August 8-16 for Elvis Week 2020 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ Nashville Marathon Sessions and his 1970 documentary “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” with two concerts and a panel discussion. In addition, fans can enjoy the annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, afternoon concerts at the Guest House Theater, an Elvis Gospel Homecoming Concert, a special Down in the Jungle Room Experience, an Elvis Week Brunch featuring some of Elvis’ co-stars, the Candlelight Vigil and much more!
The cornerstone event of Elvis Week will be the annual Candlelight Vigil. The Elvis Candlelight Vigil always begins on the evening of August 15 and lasts well into the morning of August 16, as fans walk up the driveway to Meditation Garden holding a candle in quiet remembrance of Elvis. Candlelight Vigil participants numbering in the tens of thousands gather on Elvis Presley Blvd. during the evening to listen to music, remember Elvis and enjoy the memorials that are created by fans along the street.