Two months ago, ElvisBlog looked at the Elvis Week events scheduled at Soundstage A at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. This includes six nightly concerts. In addition, there will be musical events at the Fedex Forum and the Elvis Week Entertainment Tent.
Three months ago, we looked at some musical acts presented at the Graceland Guest House Theater. But a few days ago, I realized that all the Graceland Insider emails made no mention of any Elvis Week shows at the theater.
I couldn’t believe they would leave that beautiful new theater unused during Elvis Week, so I did some digging on www.guesthousegraceland.com.
Then I clicked on EVENTS in the upper right, which brought me to this:
So, I clicked on DOWNLOAD MONTHLY ACTIVITIES CALENDAR.
This is the top half of the July calendar with two musical events highlighted in yellow. The July 1 show was T.G. Shepherd, which we covered in the April blog post. The show on July 3 was the Memphis Ukulele Band.
Here is the bottom half of the July events calendar along with the image that follows — a promotional graphic of other diversions happening at the hotel.
You will note there are no music events highlighted on the theater calendar for the rest of July.
However, you can play these lawn games: ping pong, cornhole, shuffleboard & foosball. There’s a catch -– you need to have a valid ID and credit card to rent the stuff you need from the Guest House Gift Shop. I wonder what they charge for the beanbags you use for cornhole.
Depending on when you stay at the hotel, you can listen to one of these two acts in the Lobby Lounge. Something tells me they don’t play much Elvis music. If anyone knows, please let us know in Comments.
EP’s Bar & Grill was advertised in the graphic. So, a draft beer costs $4.00 at Happy Hour. What do you think it is the rest of the night? I hadn’t seen much about EP’s in the emails from Graceland, so I looked elsewhere for pictures.
If I stayed at the hotel, I would probably eat here. Photos of the other restaurants make them look really, really pricey.
Then I got back to my hunt for Elvis Week concerts at the Guest House Theater. I found a little calendar icon showing July, but with an arrow to click on for the next month. Look what I got.
I added the circle around the news that there are no events in August. This was just too hard for me to accept, so I searched elsewhere and found two daytime concerts.
This tribute artist showcase is interesting. If you bought tickets in the $209 section of the Ultimate ETA contest, you get a bonus of free tickets to a concert by the semifinalists.
So, there are two daytime music events at the hotel theater during Elvis Week, but nothing at night. I don’t get it. Maybe they want everyone to head over to Elvis Presley’s Memphis and spend more money.
There was something at the bottom of that promotional graphic we looked at earlier. I didn’t know the Guest House had a Facebook page, but I figured it had some different pictures than the website, so I clicked on it. I was right, so here are a few.
This must be popular with the fans. I wonder if the song list on the karaoke machine is 100% Elvis hits.
The caption under this picture is, “These dramatic drapes at the Guest House at Graceland are a favorite spot for selfies.” It seems like there would be dozens of more interesting backgrounds for selfies to mark your trip to Graceland.
This is a nice shot from the front door out through the portico.
They even show a photo of the deviled egg appetizer at EP’s Bar & Grill.
The caption under this picture says, “If you’re playing billiards at The Guest House at Graceland, be sure to look up.” The pool table is located in EP’s Bar and Grill.
It looks like it would be cold if you tried to take a swim. Notice there are no leaves on the trees.
Great caption: “Stop by for a little burning love by our heart-shaped fireplace.” I guess it is outside on the grounds somewhere.
This last photo from the Graceland Guest House Facebook page was obviously posed, but it’s very well done.
It promoted National Martini Day at EP’s Bar & Grill. That place is really starting to sound good to me. I wonder why they don’t give it more mention on the website.
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