Elvis Week is an annual gathering that celebrates the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Each year, tens of thousands of devoted fans from across the globe make a pilgrimage to Graceland for this pop-culture phenomenon. This is the biggest week of the year for Elvis fans worldwide, and Elvis Radio provides on-site, in-depth coverage including celebrity guest DJ shows, all the sounds, all the info, all the Elvis music.
For the twelfth consecutive year, SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio will carry complete Elvis Week 2016 global coverage including reports, updates, interviews, and celebrity guest DJ shows, culminating in the live Candlelight Vigil play-by-play broadcast on Monday, August 15 at 9 pm ET.
See what SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio has planned for the week below, and test your knowledge of The King with our quiz!
Monday 8/8 at 9 am ET
LIVE from Graceland It’s Elvis Week on SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio!: Argo hosts an exclusive music special, Way Down In The Jungle Room: The Inside Back Story that features his conversation with James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, David Briggs and Norbert Putnam recorded LIVE IN the Jungle Room! It was the first time the TCB Band musicians had been inside the Graceland Jungle room since they played with Elvis during the 1976 recording sessions.
Monday 8/8 at 5 pm ET
Big Jim Sykes presents the historic Elvis Week 2007 GK Super Session with Jerry Schilling and Joe Esposito: During the 30th Elvis Week, Elvis Presley’s three closest friends and associates joined together in the Elvis Radio Studio LIVE from Graceland for a free-wheeling three-hour program as they share never-before-told stories and memories of their best times with the King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll spanning the earliest days of the 1950’s and Humes High School, right through Elvis’ US Army service, Hollywood, the recording studios, the ’68 Comeback, and of course, the Elvis concert years through the end of his life in 1977.
Tuesday 8/9 at 6 pm ET
The King’s Memphis jeweler Lowell Hays guest DJs with Big Jim Sykes: Lowell has some wonderful stories about late night/early morning phone calls requesting gold and diamond deliveries to Graceland and to Las Vegas!
Wednesday 8/10 at Noon ET
Elvis Presley Enterprises’ (EPE) Graceland blogger Jon Waterhouse guest DJs with Argo: A frequent Elvis Radio guest DJ and Atlanta Georgia’s pop culture raconteur, Jon Waterhouse will contribute daily “Waterhouse Reports” with updates on his Elvis Week Memphis and Graceland discoveries.
Thursday 8/11 at 11 am ET
EPE/Graceland Elvis Week Host/Emcee Tom Brown with Doc Walker: “Tupelo” Tom is the former vice president of original productions for Turner Classic Movies. While at TCM, Brown was the executive in charge of production on special Elvis Presley projects featuring Priscilla Presley, Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, George Klein, Joe Esposito and the TCB Band. He is the long time host of Graceland’s Elvis Week events, interviewing Elvis’ band members, personal friends and movie costars. He is one of the few producers who has been allowed to shoot at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles and inside Graceland in Memphis.
Thursday 8/11 at 4 pm ET
Elvis Presley & Sam Phillips author/biographer Peter Guralnick guest DJs with Argo: Professor Guralnick will take us to school in the most informative and entertaining way. Learn By Listening To Music! Peter is acknowledged to be the leading published historian on the life, times and music of not only Elvis Presley, but Sam Phillips, and Sam Cooke.
Friday 8/12 at Noon ET
Sony/Legacy Vice Presidents John Jackson & Rob Santos guest DJ with Argo: John and Rob will present their inside backstory on the making of this year’s Elvis record label release, Way Down In The Jungle Room. John is an Elvis Expert, and earned his degree at Indiana University majoring in Elvis HiStory!
Friday 8/12 at 1:30 pm ET
The Elvis Week 2016 Quiz Show: Think you know Elvis? Compete for Elvis Collectible prizes live from Graceland, or listen to the Elvis Quiz Show right from your own home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org be a contestant. Elvis Fans favorite game show, now in its tenth year played LIVE at Graceland every Friday at 12:30 pm Elvis Time (CT).
Friday 8/12 at 3 pm ET
George Klein Show: George Klein first became aware of Elvis when he was 12 years old because the two of them were classmates! “He was my best friend,” George recalls. His favorite Elvis tune is “Don’t Be Cruel.” GK hosts his annual Memphis Mafia Reunion and George Klein Elvis Memorial Service at the University of Memphis every year during Elvis Week 2016.
Friday 8/12 at 6 pm ET
Former VP of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies Tom Brown is George Klein’s special guest: While at TCM, Brown was the executive in charge of production on special Elvis Presley projects featuring Priscilla Presley, Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, George Klein, Joe Esposito and the TCB Band. He has been the host of several Elvis Week events, where he’ll interview Elvis’ band members, personal friends and movie costars. He is one of the few producers who has been allowed to shoot at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles and inside Graceland in Memphis.
Sunday 8/14 at 1 pm ET
Ronnie McDowell guest DJs with Big Jim Sykes: Country music “Renaissance Man” (singer, songwriter, musician, artist, and author) goes LIVE in the SiriusXM Elvis Radio studio for a very special Elvis Week 2016 show.
Monday 8/15 at 9 pm ET
Elvis Radio Presents the 39th Candlelight Vigil 2016 LIVE from Graceland: The Elvis Presley Candlelight Vigil is a magnet for tens of thousands of Elvis fans from around the world to Graceland so they may share their Elvis memories and pay their respects to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Elvis Radio has broadcast a special live coverage program of this annual summer event every year since the music channel was launched in 2004.
Tuesday 8/16 at 12 am ET
39th Candlelight Vigil 2016 Replay: Hear the 2016 Candlelight Vigil broadcast from Graceland for a second time
Tuesday 8/16 at 3 am ET
30th Candlelight Vigil Replay: Hear the historic 2007 30th Candlelight Vigil broadcast that featured the hour long conversation with George Klein and Larry Geller.
Tuesday 8/16 at 7 am ET
36th Candlelight Vigil Replay: Hear a replay of the historic 2013 Candlelight Vigil on the most reverent morning of the year for Elvis Fans.
Tuesday 8/16 at 10 am ET
Presley Royalty: Hear Priscilla and Lisa Marie talk with longtime family friend and Elvis classmate, George Klein from Elvis Week 2012.
Tuesday 8/16 at 11 am ET
Elvis Live In Concert: Hear the Fan’s Choice concert from Elvis Week 2008 once again
Tuesday 8/16 at 1 pm ET
Elvis Radio LIVE from Graceland: Hear Big Jim Sykes broadcast with visiting fans
Tuesday 8/16 at 5 pm ET
39th Candlelight Vigil 2016 Replay: Hear the Elvis Week 2016 Candlelight Vigil broadcast from Graceland for a third time.