Elvis Presley is Back in Las Vegas: The Exhibition-The Show-The Experience

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale
Hundreds of unseen artifacts will be on display in the new Elvis Museum at the Westgate Resorts Hotel in Las Vegas. Graceland Holdings LLC managing partner Joel Weinshanker along with CEO David Siegel of Westgate Resorts held a ribbon cutting ceremony by Priscilla and Lisa Presley to officially open the Elvis Presley Museum.

Over 25,000 square feet will include hundreds of rare artifacts in the first ever permanent Graceland exhibit outside of Memphis, that will include his first Gold album, his first outfit he wore on stage for his first concert at the International Hotel in 1969,,   1962 Lincoln Continental, 1971 Stutz Blackhawk, 1957 Harley Davidson, jewelry and various outfits from many of his performances and his high school yearbooks. David Siegel said it was a thrill and a true honor to join forces with Graceland to bring Elvis back home to the place where he performed more than 600 record breaking sold out shows, than anywhere else in the world.

To keep the exhibition new and fresh, some of the memorabilia and artifacts will be rotated on a regular basis and the exhibition will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 pm. For tickets call 1 800-238-2000   The Elvis Theater opened with Martin Fontaine and 24 musicians and eight choir members with a rock and roll gospel production and will run for a five-week engagement. Shows on Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday @ 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday @ 8:00 pm.

A special reception and a red carpet was held for the media, family, friends and VIPs in the lounge before the Elvis Experience show started, with crowds of people gathering to see the star studded event.
Mickey Silver   LoAnne Parker
Nikki Artale     Priscilla Presley

Also opening will be the Elvis Presley Graceland Wedding Chapel. Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony and Priscilla Presley will be presiding at the first wedding ceremony as the maid of honor to the first couple being married in the chapel, Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker. Replicas of Priscilla’s wedding gown, Elvis’s tuxedo and an eight tiered wedding cake are displayed in the lobby and Priscilla Presley was very much involved in the look and creation of the chapel and made it clear that there would be no impersonators in the wedding chapel.  Call Special Events Department at 1 800-238-2010

Welcome home Elvis. We love you and we have missed you.
Elvis's house  he grew up in


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