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Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley Debut "Graceland® Presents ELVIS™: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, April 23

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley

First Look Press Tours of Exhibition and Chapel

Red Carpet Premiere of "The Elvis Experience" Limited-Engagement Show and Debut of The Elvis Presley Theater at the International Showroom

*** CALL FOR CREDENTIAL REQUESTS ***

On Thursday, April 23, Elvis Presley's Graceland will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the first time in 40 years with the public opening of "Graceland® Presents ELVIS™: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The permanent exhibition, theater showroom and wedding chapel will transform the Las Vegas property where Elvis once performed more than 600 record-breaking, sold-out shows through new experiences that celebrate the life and legacy of the king. The April 23rd opening events will take place on the 59th anniversary of Elvis' very first performance in Las Vegas in 1956. 

Interested media must complete the following credential form: http://bit.ly/ElvisCredentials 

MEDIA SCHEDULE/OPPORTUNITIES FOR APRIL 23:

*** Live Shots Available Throughout the Day ***

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley Debut "Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition"


WHAT: 

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley will join Graceland and Westgate executives for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Graceland's first-ever permanent exhibition outside of Memphis. Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. in the exhibition space (located near the Self Park entrance on the north side of Westgate Las Vegas).




Immediately following the ceremony, interviews, photo opportunities and tours will be coordinated. Interested media must submit interview requests in advance for confirmation. Tours of the new Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel also will be available.



WHO:

Priscilla Presley


Lisa Marie Presley


David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts


Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner of Graceland Holdings LLC


Angie Marchese, Director of Archives for Graceland


Kevin Kern, Director of Communications for Graceland



WHEN:

Media Check-In: 1:30 p.m.


Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: 2 p.m.



WHERE:

Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition


Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino


Self Park Entrance



Red Carpet Premiere of "The Elvis Experience" Musical Production


WHAT:

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley will join Elvis friends and celebrities for red carpet photo/video opportunities and brief interviews to celebrate the U.S. debut of the critically acclaimed Elvis Experience, produced by LCQ Productions.




Also on-site will be Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker, the first couple to be married in Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel at the Westgate. Their televised ceremony will take place the morning of the 23rd and Priscilla Presley will serve as matron of honor.



WHO: 

Priscilla Presley


Lisa Marie Presley


Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker


Additional celebrities to be announced



WHEN: 

Media Check-In: 7:30 p.m.


Red Carpet: 7:45 p.m.



WHERE:

In front of The Elvis Presley Theater at the International Showroom


Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 



Capture Exclusive Photo/B-Roll of The Elvis Experience Performance


WHAT:

Still photographers and videographers are invited to capture the beginning of The Elvis Experience, a large-scale production replicating one of Elvis' legendary Las Vegas shows, starring actor Martin Fontaine and featuring 24 musicians and eight choir members portraying the original musicians and artists on stage with Elvis. This will be the only opportunity for media to capture their own photo/video of the show and to see the showroom, which has been restored to have the same look and feel as when Elvis originally performed.



WHEN:

Media Check-In: 7:30 p.m.


Performances will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m.


* Audio feed from soundboard to be provided *

 

ABOUT GRACELAND AND ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
Elvis Presley's Graceland, in Memphis, is music's most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year.  Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the recently-announced Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel to be built in Memphis, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis' home and career.  EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide, including "Direct from Graceland: Elvis at The O2" in London, and the upcoming "Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience" coming to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE.  In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and 10Best.com readers.  For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit graceland.com.

ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination adjacent to the Convention Center, offers a unique blend of entertainment, excitement and amenities.  The property hosts more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space amid an iconic casino featuring the world's largest race and sports SuperBook®, eight restaurants and the entertainment mix of The Elvis Presley Theater at the International Showroom, and Westgate Cabaret.  Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is currently undergoing a property-wide $100 million renovation starting with 300 timeshare units, the International Bar and 1,200 signature rooms. For more information or to book accommodations, contact us toll free at (800) 732-7117 or online at www.westgatevegas.com.

Media contacts for Elvis Presley's Graceland:

David Beckwith at 323-845-9836 

Kevin Kern at 901-344-3127

david@thebeckwithcompany.com 

kkern@graceland.com



Media contacts for "Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience":

Natalie Mounier / Maddie Meister at 702-737-3100

nmounier@kirvindoak.com / mmeister@kirvindoak.com  

 

/PRNewswire -- April 21, 2015/

 

 

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