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Construction workers with Prairie Construction work on the sidewalk expansion along East Main Street leading to the Elvis Presley birthplace last October. The next phase of work begins Tuesday.

Elvis Presley trail roadwork will shift traffic in downtown Tupelo

The second phase of a multi-million project connecting downtown Tupelo to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum kicks in next Tuesday. Construction will begin on Main Street between Green Street and Broadway Street on Tuesday, with traffic shifting to one side of the street. Street parking will not be accessible, but the public parking lot on the […]

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Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000

A tour bus bought by Elvis Presley sold for $268,000 Saturday in New York. The bus was owned by Tupelo businessman Larry Michael, who drove it to New York last week. It was bought at the auction by a mobile home group in Texas. The bus was part of the Music Icons Auction held by […]

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Tupelo part of Americana Music Triangle launch next week

The launch of the Americana Music Triangle is next week, and Tupelo has a role in it. All next week, starting Monday, state and local community leaders and tourism officials in five states will participate in the official launch of the Americana Music Triangle, a project dedicated to the South’s music, culture and history. Details will […]

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival ticket packages go on sale Tuesday

Pre-sale tickets for the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival go on sale  Tuesday through the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.  The festival will be held June 4 – 7, 2015. From DTMSA: After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back […]

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The multi-teared birthday cake was a replication of a cake Elvis had shipped to him in the 1960s.

Elvis’ 80th birthday celebrated by hundreds at Tupelo birthplace

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans from near and far gathered at the Elvis Birthplace and Museum today to mark what would have been the King’s 80th birthday. A multi-tiered birthday cake weighing 200 pounds was a re-creation of a birthday cake Elvis got during the 1960s. Then, Kermit’s Bakery in downtown Tupelo made the cake […]

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Elvis Birthplace executive director Dick Guyton with an image of a clay model of one of the new statues planned for the second phase of expansion at the birthplace.

ICYMI: Elvis birthplace looks toward second phase of expansion

Three years after wrapping up a $2 million expansion, the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is taking the next step toward a second expansion. And a third expansion is in the works, too. From today’s Daily Journal: Phase two will add two Elvis statues to an overlook with a memorial wall and pavilion, […]

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