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Elvis Week to feature more than 25 events

Elvis Week to feature more than 25 events

June 27th, 2012 in News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Organizers say that this year's Elvis Week, the annual party celebrating the life of late rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley in Memphis, will be the largest since the event began 30 years ago.

Each year in August, fans flock to Memphis to honor Elvis and his music. This year marks the 35th anniversary of his death on Aug. 16, 1977, and up to 75,000 people are expected to show up for Elvis Week.

A candlelight vigil at Graceland, Elvis' home, is always the centerpiece of Elvis Week.

Among other scheduled events is a concert at the 18,000-seat FedExForum featuring a video display of Elvis singing along to music performed live by former band members. His widow, Priscilla Presley, and daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, are scheduled to attend.