From August 10-18, rock-and-roll fans from all over the country will flock to Nashville to pay homage to Elvis Presley and honor the 35th anniversary of his death.
Elvis, who is widely referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll,” is one of the most iconic figures of 20th century pop culture. Beginning with his rapid rise to stardom in the mid-1950s, Elvis ushered in a new era of music, launching the rock-and-roll revolution in America with his unique voice, sound and style.
Elvis shares a rich history with the city of Nashville, starting with the recording of his very first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel,” at RCA Victor in 1956 and lasting throughout his entire legendary musical career. He recorded a total of 262 songs in the Music City, including nine #1 hits.
During Elvis Week, you’ll get an extended, in-depth look at the life of the King that you can’t get with any documentary or DIRECT TV special.
See where Elvis performed in Nashville, including the Ryman Auditorium, where he made his only performance at the Grand Ole Opry in 1954. Embark on a tour of RCA Studio B, where Elvis – over a period of 13 years – recorded more than 200 songs, including “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “How Great Thou Art.” You can even sit at the piano where Elvis perfected his craft for countless hours inside one of the world’s most famous recording studios. And in perhaps the main attraction of the week, John Beardsley will perform more than 30 songs in five different costumes as plays three decades of music from Elvis’ career.
If you’re an Elvis fan or just a music fan in general, you won’t want to miss out on Elvis Week 2012.