Elvis Birthday Week calendar of events

2001: Steve Murphy of Ontario, Calif.,  sporting a decidedly Elvis look, joins  other fans in singing happy birthday to the king of rock 'n' roll.

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2001: Steve Murphy of Ontario, Calif., sporting a decidedly Elvis look, joins other fans in singing happy birthday to the king of rock 'n' roll.

Here is a partial listing of events scheduled for Elvis' birthday week. For a more complete listing, go to elvis.com.

Today (Thursday)

9 a.m. - Opening of the new “Elvis On Tour” exhibit in Graceland Plaza.

8 p.m. – Club Elvis, a party with disc jockey and dancing for Elvis fans in the Elvis Presley Car Museum in Graceland Plaza.

Friday

7-10 p.m. -- Exclusively for members of Elvis Insiders, a private tour of Graceland and a reception in Graceland Plaza followed by a progressive tour including meeting former members of the J. D. Sumner & The Stamps gospel group.

2011:  After the cake-cutting ceremony, 8-year-old Brenna Jackson of Memphis examines the wall that her mother had written on years ago.

2011: After the cake-cutting ceremony, 8-year-old Brenna Jackson of Memphis examines the wall that her mother had written on years ago.

 2010: Lisa Marie Presley's children, Riley (left) and Benjamin, cut the cake.

2010: Lisa Marie Presley's children, Riley (left) and Benjamin, cut the cake.

Saturday

8-9:15 a.m. -- Gospel music celebration at Graceland Ticket Pavilion in Graceland Plaza with former members of J. D. Sumner & The Stamps with gospel group Soul City from First Assembly of God, Memphis, once Elvis' home church.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Live music by Terry Mike Jeffrey in the ticket pavilion at Graceland Plaza.

2-3:30 p.m. -- Conversations on Elvis at Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. with pianist Shane Keister, who played on Elvis' "Promised Land" album and toured with Elvis in 1976. Guests include former members of J. D. Sumner & The Stamps and Jeannine Johnson, sister of the producer and director of "Elvis On Tour," the 1972 documentary film.

8 p.m. -- Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents Elvis Birthday Pops with guest conductor Steven Reineke and musician Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band.

Sunday

9:30 a.m. -- Elvis Presley Day Ceremony, Graceland's front lawn. Birthday cake cutting and proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials. Complimentary cake and coffee served afterward at the Chrome Grille restaurant in Graceland Plaza.

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