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Artists announced for Graceland Live concerts

Elvis Presley’s Graceland has announced the first artists playing Graceland Live 2019 shows, promoted by Live Nation. Nine artists have confirmed dates to play at the 2,000-cap. Graceland Soundstage and 464-seat Graceland Guest House Theatre this year.

Graceland Live is the result of a partnership between Graceland and Live Nation. The alliance formed in December 2018 with the aim of bringing year-round live music and entertainment events to Graceland Soundstage and Graceland Guest House Theatre, venues located in Elvis Presley’s 200,000 square foot Memphis complex.

“Fans and artists alike have asked us for years to bring more live music to Graceland. Now, with two phenomenal venues, one-of-a-kind amenities and an exclusive partnership with Live Nation, we are ensuring premium experiences for our audiences,” says Joel Weinshanker, managing partner at Graceland Holdings, LLC, the majority owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, which manages Graceland.

The confirmed performances include former Poison lead singer Bret Michaels, Buckcherry, Boz Scaggs and comedian Billy Gardell, who will perform at the smaller Graceland Guest House Theatre.

“Fans and artists alike have asked us for years to bring more live music to Graceland”

Graceland Soundstage features two large screens to facilitate easy viewing. The venue can accommodate 1,500 fans for seated events and over 2,000 for general admission at standing shows. The Guest House provides a more intimate experience, accommodating just over 450 seated guests.

Graceland Live hopes to announce more artists and events over the course of 2019. Tickets for the confirmed performances go on sale on Friday 25 January at 10 am EST. Presale tickets will be available from 10 am EST today.

A full list of confirmed artists and dates is below:

 


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Elvis Presley’s Graceland to house music venue

Elvis Presley’s Graceland will open a live music venue in Spring 2017 as part of a new $45 million 200,000 square-foot entertainment complex.

The 20,000 square-foot Graceland Soundstage will host live music and film screenings, with theatre seating for up to 2,000 people.

It will also be available to use for private events, corporate meetings, conferences and trade show exhibitions.

The complex is the largest expansion of the landmark since opening to the public in 1982.

Titled ‘Elvis: Past, Present & Future’, it will sit opposite Elvis’ iconic Graceland Mansion in Memphis.

At five times the size of the current visitor centre it will showcase interactive and immersive pop culture experiences that connect to Elvis’ personal interests and activities throughout his life, including his passion for automobiles and new technology.

‘Elvis: Past, Present & Future’ is Phase II of the planned Graceland expansion and development.

It follows the $92m Phase 1 project that resulted in The Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel, opening on October 27th.

The entertainment complex project is being developed with $40m in financing led by Pinnacle Financial Partners.

“We are thrilled to bring Elvis fans the opportunity to explore the things that Elvis loved and what he would have loved today – the music, the technology, the experiences.”

“We are thrilled to bring Elvis fans the opportunity to explore the things that Elvis loved and what he would have loved today – the music, the technology, the experiences,” said Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner, Graceland Holdings, LLC.

“Elvis: Past Present & Future will enable our visitors to live a day in the life of Elvis Presley. Whether you’ve been to Graceland multiple times or have yet to make the trip, we know that you will be entertained, educated and inspired like never before, here at the world’s greatest music landmark.”

The cornerstone of the complex will be ‘Elvis: The Entertainer’; a 20,000-square-foot museum celebrating Elvis’ music, movie and live touring career.

Elsewhere, an Elvis Presley Automobile Museum will showcase over 20 of Elvis’ vehicles, including his Pink Cadillac.

A 200-seat theatre space will showcase Elvis movie clips focused on cars and racing.

‘Discovery’ exhibit spaces will showcase aspects of Elvis’ life, career and interests,  and Graceland will partner with brands to present exhibits and pop culture attractions.

Also in the works is an exhibition presenting the story of producer Sam Phillips, who worked with Elvis and many more at Memphis Recording Studio, two themed restaurants, a coffee bar and an ice cream shop, as well as retail stores selling Elvis merchandise.

 


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