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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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The Lisa Marie

Elvis Presley’s planes go up for auction

Remember in July we mentioned that the two planes belonging to Elvis might go on the auction block? Well, they are indeed for sale. Sealed bids are begin accepted for the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II through Feb. 2. The planes have been a tourist attraction since the mid-1980s, had been sold after Presley’s death, and were eventually […]

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Tupelo Tourism Leadership Program taking applications

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Tourism Leadership Program. Designed to create a core of knowledgeable people with a unique, first-hand experience of the vast components of Tupelo’s tourism product, the program is open to anyone working in the hospitality industry.  “The Tourism Leadership Program helps educate members of […]

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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Tupelo CVB will match tourism events up to $15,000

Got an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism and promote Northeast Mississippi? How would you like some money to go toward promoting that event?  The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal year 2015.  The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that […]

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