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Friday, August 8, 2014

Backbeat Tours' Elvis Week 2014 Scavenger Hunt

Happy Elvis Week, everyone! For 2014, we’re hosting a special Elvis Week Scavenger Hunt, running August 9-14. There will be a new “hunt” posted every day at 8AM CT, along with a little history about the location. This is all you have to do!:

Take a photo of the “hunt” of the day, post your picture via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtags #BackbeatTours and #ElvisWeek2014 —From this, we will follow participants, repost pictures, and choose winners! There will be one winner every day, announced at 7pm, and the prize will be $10 in ELVIS BUCKS to use at Graceland and a special Backbeat Tours sticker.

This will be so much fun and we’re so looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries! You get to show off your photography skills, enter to win prizes, and experience a little “backbeat” Elvis history all at once. The King would want you to... 

Here is a list of scavenger hunt places for each day of the contest:

Sat - University Park Cleaners, 613 N. McLean, where Elvis, Bill Black, and Scotty Moore practiced when they first started.

Sun - Coletta’s, 1036 S. Parkway; Italian restaurant that Elvis frequented, and home to the BEST BBQ PIZZA IN MEMPHIS!

Mon - Scotty Moore’s home, 1248 Meda.

Tues - Sears Crosstown, where the Presley’s shopped frequently. Priscilla purchased blue drapes for Graceland, while elvis purchased much of the furniture for Circle G Ranch here.

Wednesday - First Assembly of God church (now called Alpha Church), 1084 McLemore; The Presley’s church when Elvis was a Teenager.

Thursday - Holiday Inn “Rivermont”. Now condos on the south end of Tom Lee Park, this is where Elvis was named one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of America by the Jaycees). 

** Entries must be made according to the location corresponding date and tagged both “#BackbeatTours and #ElvisWeek2014” to win. 

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