Fans gather for candlelight vigil at Graceland - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Fans gather for candlelight vigil at Graceland

(WMC-TV) - Hundreds of people gathered at Graceland for the 36th anniversary of Elvis' death Thursday for the candlelight vigil. The vigil comes on the same day as the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley Enterprises announce plans for the 60th anniversary of rock 'n' roll.

Graceland expects from 50- to 60,000 fans visited Memphis for the entire Elvis Week. This makes for a captive audience for the unveiling of plans for next year's 60th anniversary of rock 'n' roll in Memphis .

"During Elvis Week there are so many fans that come from all over the world, and so much media here everything Elvis from different parts of the word this is the right venue to get the word out some of the things we'll be doing next year," said Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Kevin Kane.

The anniversary of rock 'n' roll will of course include Elvis, something fans can plan for and make their stay even longer.

"I come every year because Elvis is one of my lifelong idols. I've always loved his signing. I listen to Elvis every day. I listen to his songs one album every day," said fan Paul Fivelson.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Old Navy opening new store in D'Iberville

    Old Navy opening new store in D'Iberville

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:52:56 GMT
    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)
    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)

    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. 

    More >>

    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. 

    More >>
  • NEW STUDY: Mississippi ranks in top 5 for most gambling-addicted states

    NEW STUDY: Mississippi ranks in top 5 for most gambling-addicted states

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:16:51 GMT

    Gambling is a popular pastime in Mississippi but it can also pose serious problems. WalletHubs latest study puts Mississippi as the fourth most gambling-addicted state in the country.

    More >>

    Gambling is a popular pastime in Mississippi but it can also pose serious problems. WalletHubs latest study puts Mississippi as the fourth most gambling-addicted state in the country.

    More >>
  • Prescribed burn now underway on Deer Island

    Prescribed burn now underway on Deer Island

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:03:36 GMT
    If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. (Photo source: WLOX)If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. (Photo source: WLOX)

    If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. 

    More >>

    If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly