It's Elvis Week in Memphis, and not only can you enjoy some of the festivities from your own home by watching the live webcam from Graceland, but you can also be a part of the 2022 Candlelight Vigilwhich commemorates the 45th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. The vigil begins at 8:20 CST tonight, August 15th. You can even have an alert sent to remind you to watch.

Memphis Police Department will close Elvis Presley Boulevard tonight for what is expected to be one of the King's largest candlelight vigil crowds since his death in 1977.

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Featured guests will include Elvis's former wife Priscilla Presley, Memphis Mafia member Jerry Schilling, actress Barbra Eden (this will be her first visit to Graceland), singer and actor Pat Boone and more.

The Elvis candlelight vigil goes on for hours as thousands file through the famous gates of Graceland sometimes until sunrise.

This year's candlelight vigil is very special as Elvis's career received a posthumous boost thanks to Baz Luhrmann's movie "Elvis" which spotlights his relationship with his controversial manager Tom Parker. Elvis now has a new generation of fans thanks to the movie.

The candlelight vigil is held every year as part of Elvis Week at Presley's home Graceland on August 15. Elvis was found dead by his fiance at the time, Ginger Alden, in his upstairs bathroom.

This year Elvis week started on August 9, 2022, and will end this Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Fans have been treated to an unforgettable line-up of concerts, conversations and tributes to the King of Rock 'n' Roll including Elvis Presley in Concert featuring Elvis on screens backed by a live band.

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