Performing at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

There’s still music being made at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

Graceland welcomes student groups from across the globe to tour and even perform at the king’s castle. Some explore Graceland, while others take the tour and perform for guests at the Graceland Plaza.

At Graceland, the possibilities are endless.

Thousands of students have learned about Elvis the superstar and the man at Graceland.

Thousands of students have learned about Elvis the superstar and the man at Graceland.

In 2014, student groups from 33 states visited Elvis’ home. Graceland also hosted student groups from Canada, Denmark and Britain.

In addition to touring Graceland, students can further explore Elvis’ life in the new Archives Studio, the Automobile Museum and other exhibits. Graceland just opened two new exhibits, “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” at 45 and “I Shot Elvis.” The “I Shot Elvis” exhibit even has a perfect place for an #ElvisSelfie, which has been a hit with students. They also love the new iPad tour at Graceland.

Students make memories at Elvis Presley's Graceland.

Students make memories at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

Graceland offers many educational tools, too. There are activity books, Elvis trivia and scavenger hunts for students to participate in while they learn about the king.

Students of all ages are welcome, from grade school through college. Choirs, orchestras and bands are welcome to play in the Graceland Plaza or other outdoor venues for our guests. It’s not a requirement that bands or choirs perform Elvis tunes, but some will often work in an Elvis tune or an Elvis medley.

Not many folks can say they’ve performed at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, so this is definitely a special opportunity.

New London High School from London, Wisconsin, performed at the Graceland Plaza on April 1, 2015.

New London High School from London, Wisconsin, performed at the Graceland Plaza on April 1, 2015.

Groups that have either toured or performed and toured Graceland in the past year include the Royal Hospital School Band from London, England; Pleasant Grove High School from Texas; Keystone Elementary in Tennessee; New Albany Middle School from Mississippi; Brookline High School from Massachusetts; the Monticello High School Choir from Iowa; Orange County School of Arts from California; and Springs Christian Academy from Manitoba, Canada.

Later this spring, Graceland will welcome the Africa University Choir from Zimbabwe, as well as many other groups from across the world.

Alberta, Canada's Sturgeon Composite High School band and choir performed at Graceland on April 1, 2015.

Alberta, Canada’s Sturgeon Composite High School band and choir performed at Graceland on April 1, 2015.

Bring your students to Elvis Presley’s Graceland!

Visit Graceland.com for more information on educational tools, student tours, performance opportunities and student dining. And remember, teachers tour for free!


4 Comments

  1. Elvis Fan70

    In s word – “Awesome!”.

  2. Darlene Jasion

    Did you ever have or think of having student groups of dancers perform? If so we would LOVE to do this. Our performance troupe has danced in Disney, Carnival cruise lines, NJ Devils games, etc..We would definitely be interested in something like this ( because of course myself and the parents are HUGE Elvis fans: Just a thought !!
    Sincerely
    Darlene Jasion/ Dance Expressions

  3. ron lahti

    was Graceland a home for Elvis besides the tours what next for Graceland . I heard it was going to be sold , Why not a event centre

  4. William England

    he Wes. The best. He Wes loves

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