I don’t feel right calling my trip to Memphis this weekend Elvis Birthday celebration because I am leaving the day before Elvis’ birthday and missing all the actual birthday events. I am however going to all the Jerry Schilling events with the VIP My Friend Elvis Package. If you know me, you know I love and I mean LOVE Jerry Schilling. He and Lisa are my favorites of the Elvis world and always have been. To read all about my love for Jerry Schilling, please click here.
Here is what the My Friend Elvis Jerry Schilling Package includes:
COCKTAIL PARTY WITH JERRY SCHILLING
* JANUARY 5 * 4:00 PM
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available along with light appetizers during this special meet ‘n’ greet party with special guest Jerry Schilling.
PRIVATE DINNER WITH JERRY SCHILLING
* JANUARY 5 * 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Immediately following the cocktail reception, you will join Jerry for a private dinner. The dinner will be served family-style, similar to what you may have experienced around Elvis’ dining room table at Graceland.
ME & A GUY NAMED ELVIS SHOW & TELL
* JANUARY 6 * 9:30 AM
Join Jerry Schilling, along with host Tom Brown and Graceland VP of Archives and Exhibits Angie Marchese, for a very special show & tell, where Jerry will share some of his favorite memories of his friend Elvis and time spent at Graceland. VIP package holders will receive front of the house seating at this event so please look for reserved signs.
EXCLUSIVE MANSION TOUR WITH JERRY SCHILLING
* JANUARY 6 *
Jerry Schilling, along with Angie Marchese, will take you on a very special tour of Graceland Mansion complete with personal stories and memories of Jerry’s time spent at Graceland with family and friends. After your tour of Graceland Mansion with Jerry, a Graceland Archivist will continue your tour throughout the mansion property.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH JERRY SCHILLING IN FRONT OF GRACELAND
Prior to your Graceland Mansion tour with Jerry, you will take a photo with Jerry on the front steps of Graceland Mansion. The photo will be available to you at the conclusion of your mansion tour where Jerry will personally sign it for you.
PRIVATE MOVIE SCREENING WITH JERRY SCHILLING
* JANUARY 6 * 10:00 PM
Jerry Schilling will introduce Elvis’ award-winning documentary “Elvis on Tour” during a late-night screening just as Elvis would have done it.
PASSES FOR ELVIS PRESLEY’S MEMPHIS
Passes to Elvis Presley’s Memphis for January 5 and 6 will be included in your packet upon pick-up at the hotel.
Along with these amazing events with Jerry Schilling, I am also attending Jon Daly’s Elvis Birthday Bash (and book sale) and Sharon Parker’s MeetUp at Marlowe’s on January 5th as well as the Grizzlies game on January 4th. It’s going to take a lot to top Opening Weekend of the Guest House at Graceland, but this just might be my favorite trip to Graceland ever! Be sure to follow along @DeenasDays as I will be live tweeting and posting as much as possible with photos and videos.