Kicking off the year-long celebration in 2014 is the New Year’s Eve Hard Rock Café Guitar Drop on world famous Beale Street, informed Elvis Presley Enterprises on Thursday.
Thousands will gather on the famed blues alley in Memphis to take in live music and watch a 10-foot guitar wrapped in the 60 years of Rock ‘n’ Roll art as it descends 100 feet onto Beale Street at midnight in the Central time zone.
On January 8th, fans from around the world will gather at Graceland to celebrate the birth of the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll as a cake fit for a king is cut during the Elvis Presley Day Proclamation Ceremony.[ Also Read: Digital Media Programs Planned for Elvis Week ]
Events continue through the 11th and include a concert by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as they showcase symphonic interpretations of the songs that helped give Memphis the title of Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
A special exhibition will open at Graceland on March 3, 2014 showcasing Elvis’ impact on music and popular culture over the past 60 years and chronicling the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.
The vaults of the Graceland Archives have been opened to help develop this unique exhibit that will be included as part of the Graceland VIP Tour.[ Also Read: Elvis Presley “Elvis: Live from Vegas” Exhibit ]
During the 60th Anniversary year, the Elvis Fans Holy Land Tour will take place February 23 – March 4, 2014. Fans will have the chance to explore the Gospel side of Elvis with an Israel tour experience.
Travelers will cruise the Sea of Galilee, experience the Western Wall and ancient city of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, roam the beaches of Tel Aviv, experience baptism in the Jordan River and much more. More information and how to reserve a spot at www.israelthemetours.com/elvis.
Elvis.com is also celebrating the 60th Anniversary music milestone with an online clock countdown to July 5th, 2014.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a division of CORE Media Group, Inc., is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles.