graceland http://wmot.org en Elvis Week One of Tennessee's Biggest Tourist Draws http://wmot.org/post/elvis-week-one-tennessees-biggest-tourist-draws <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Tens of thousands of Elvis Presley fans are expected to pay respects to the rock &#39;n&#39; roll icon during a candlelight vigil at Graceland tonight marking the 35th anniversary of his death.</p><p>The vigil is just one of many Elvis Week activities, the annual celebration of Presley&#39;s life and career. Jonathan Lyons of the Memphis Visitor&rsquo;s Bureau says Elvis week accounts for the biggest slice of the $3 billion tourists spend in Shelby County annually.</p><p>Lyons says this year&rsquo;s highlight is a concert that features a virtual Elvis.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:49:20 +0000 Mike Osborne 14545 at http://wmot.org Elvis Week One of Tennessee's Biggest Tourist Draws