Celebration to feature virtual Elvis concert
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Week this year will include the traditional candlelight vigil remembering Elvis Presley’s death and a concert featuring a virtual image of the rock icon.
Elvis Week draws thousands of fans every year to Graceland, Elvis’ longtime home in Memphis, for a celebration of his life and death.
The festivities are set for Aug. 10-16.
This year’s Elvis Week is highlighted by a concert with a live band and real backup singers performing in front on a large LED-screen with a virtual Elvis belting out tunes.
Events also include the finals for the tribute artist contest; a documentary about Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis; and the vigil at Elvis’ grave at Graceland.
It’s been 55 years since Elvis’ first national hit, “Heartbreak Hotel.” He died Aug. 16, 1977.