Events lined up for Elvis Week in Memphis

Events lined up for Elvis Week in Memphis

June 11th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Elvis tribute artist Chris Wright

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

MEMPHIS - An appearance by former Elvis Presley co-star Mother Dolores Hart and a listening party for a box set featuring his performances at Stax Records are highlights of Elvis Week this August.

Elvis Week is a yearly spectacle in which fans flock to Memphis for a celebration of Presley's life and remembrance of his death on Aug. 16, 1977, at Graceland, his Memphis home.

After he died, fans began coming to Graceland to honor him with a candlelight vigil, the keystone event for Elvis Week. The vigil begins Aug. 15 and stretches into the next morning, the 36th anniversary of Elvis' passing.

Mother Hart is scheduled to appear at an Aug. 14 event where friends talk about their memories of Elvis. Hart appeared in two Elvis films before becoming a nun.