Las Vegas Celebrates Elvis
Priscilla Presley to Join Opening Weekend Events Celebrating Graceland’s First Permanent Elvis Exhibition Outside of Graceland at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Elvis Presley’s Graceland will celebrate the April 23rd grand opening of its new permanent exhibition, theater showroom, and wedding chapel in Las Vegas at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino with star-studded, red carpet events. “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience” will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the first time in 40 years, at the same venue where Elvis performed over 600 sold-out shows. Graceland Presents ELVIS will include hundreds of artifacts never before displayed outside of Graceland, live entertainment shows in the new Elvis Presley Theater, and the new Elvis Presley’s Graceland Wedding Chapel. Opening events will take place on the 59thanniversary of Elvis’ very first performance in Las Vegas in 1956.
The festivities will kick off with a wedding ceremony in the new Elvis Presley’s Graceland Wedding Chapel at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The first couple to be married are the winners of a nationwide contest announced on NBC’s Today Show. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Today Show on April 23rd and Priscilla Presley, who married Elvis in a Las Vegas ceremony in 1967, will take part in this very special event as Matron of Honor.
Priscilla Presley will also cut the ribbon to open the first-ever permanent Graceland exhibition outside of Memphis. The exhibition will encompass over 28,000 square feet and include hundreds of artifacts from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland. Visitors will experience an unprecedented journey through Elvis’ life and career. The exhibition will be open seven days a week from 10 am to 10 pm. Tickets are priced at $22 plus taxes and fees.
The renovated Elvis Presley Theater will present live shows for limited engagement runs on the stage where Elvis performed from 1969 through 1976. The theater has been restored so that it has the same look and feel it had when Elvis performed in this historic showroom. The debut show will be the critically acclaimed “Elvis Experience,” which will make its U.S. premiere on April 23. it will open with the exhibition and chapel on April 23 and perform Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $49 plus taxes and fees.
Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner of Graceland Holdings, LLC, stated, “In a country without royalty, there has truly only been, and continues to be, one king – Elvis Presley. And now in Las Vegas, there will be only one place to see the real thing, at the Westgate Resort & Casino.”
For information on booking weddings or purchasing tickets, please visit Graceland.com/vegas