More than 700 fans are expected to attend the clean Elvis vigil in Memphis


MEMPHIS, TENN. – More than 700 Elvis Presley fans have booked tickets to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s death in Memphis, Tennessee, at a reduced event due of the coronavirus epidemic. Each year in mid-August, thousands of Presley worshipers from around the world descend on the Graceland tourist attraction to remember the singer and actor who passed away on the anniversary of his death. Fans carry candles as they walk past his grave at the mansion where he died on August 16, 1977.

This year, Elvis Presley’s Graceland has limited the number of people who will be allowed to attend the vigil in person, respecting safety precautions and social distancing protocols brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

Graceland has reserved 720 seats for fans to attend the Saturday vigil in person, and all have been filled, said Alicia Dean, marketing, promotions and events specialist at Graceland.

The event will also be webcast live on the Graceland webpage.

The vigil is the keystone event of Elvis Week, which began on August 8. Some in-person and pre-recorded events were offered during the week. But other potentially “high-risk” events – live performances, group parties, autograph signings and meetups – have been ruled out.


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