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Elvis Forever stamp to be issued by Postal Service

Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as the sixth inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon Series that launched in 2013. The stamp image will be previewed at a later date.Elvis’s image will join Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin as Forever stamps. “Elvis is a natural addition to […]

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Elvis Festival this weekend; volunteers still needed

The 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival is this weekend, but volunteers are still needed. Organizers have a few spots to fill for beverage sales on Friday and Saturday nights. If you’d like to volunteer, click here for the link and sign up. Tupelo singer-songwriter Paul Thorn will be the headline act on Friday, and  Sara […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival voted one of top 3 Best Southern events

Congrats to the Tupelo Elvis Festival , which placed in the top 3 of the Best Southern Event category in 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA Today. Memphis in May was the top vote-getter, followed by the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Tupelo Elvis Festival is an annual event held in Downtown Tupelo, and this […]

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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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Early-bird special for Tupelo Elvis Fest extended through Friday

Now through Friday, fans can take advantage of an  Early Bird Special for the Tupelo Elvis Festival. The weekend pass to Fairpark, where concerts will be held on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, are only $25. That’s a savings of $10. The special ends at 11:59 p.m on Friday. After Friday tickets for June […]

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Tupelo Elvis Fest in running for ‘Best Southern Event’

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is among 20 nominees in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for Best Southern Event.  The contest runs through May 25, and you can vote once a day. The winner will be announced May 27. To vote, click on this link: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-southern-event/ . This year’s Tupelo Elvis Fest is June 4-7. The full list of […]

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