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Here at Backbeat Tours we tell people from all over the world about our unique city everyday. From Graceland to the Grizzlies, Beale St. to the Burbs we are passionate about Memphis. This blog is where we share quirky, behind-the-scenes tales of Memphis, past and present.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Elvis Week is Coming!

We can't wait for Elvis Week! The glitz, the glamour, the vigil, the tribute artists! As always, we're offering our special all-Elvis Hound Dog Tours, but this year they're bigger and better than ever!  To celebrate, we'll be giving away free tickets to the Hound Dog and Mojo tours during our Elvis Trivia contest the weekend of June 27-29. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to play along.

If you've never been on the Hound Dog tour before, you don't want to miss this unique show on wheels! Led by professional, local musicians who are Elvis devotees, it's a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour rolled into one. You'll hear your favorite Elvis hits performed live on the bus while seeing where he grew up, where he went to school, where he worked, and where he dreamed.

Elvis at Lauderdale Cts.
19-yr. old Elvis before an early concert.
The 2 to 3-hour tour includes an optional visit inside the Presley family apartment at Lauderdale Courts, where a 13-year old Elvis lived shortly after his family moved from Tupelo to Memphis. Restored to its 1950s appearance, a visit to the Presley apartment is like taking a step back in time, offering a glimpse into the lives of Elvis, the teenager, and his family.

(a) Elvis at Sun w/Sam Phillips and Marion Keisker; (b) with prom date, Regis Wilson, (c) on Main Street

Other sites on the tour are:
  • Sun Studio
  • Elvis' home on Audubon Drive, where the family moved shortly after Elvis made it big
  • Elvis' high school
  • Lansky Bros. clothing store
  • The former Memphian Theater
  • The Overton Park Shell, where Elvis gave one of his first concerts
  • The Hotel Chisca, home of WHBQ radio station
  • Supercycles, where Elvis purchased his motorcycles
  • And much, much more!

Elvis at 1034 Audubon Drive, poolside and out front signing autographs

(a) Elvis on motorcycle; (b) with Bernard Lansky; (c) at Memphian Theater with date

The Hound Dog Tour has become an Elvis Week tradition with many passengers returning year after year. Come celebrate the man behind the legend. Whether you're a longtime fan or a new admirer, we guarantee fun for all!

Here's a video preview, courtesy of the Elvis Presley You Tube Channel.

Hound Dog Tours are scheduled for August 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 17. For times, information, and prices, click here or call (901) 527-9415. For more information about other Elvis Week events, go to http://www.graceland.com/elvisweek/.

Again, don't forget to play along via 
Facebook and Twitter in our Elvis Week Trivia contest for fun prizes! And if you're as big a fan as we are, @BackbeatTours to share some Elvis trivia of your own!

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