Friday, 5 February 2010

EW10 - EE:UK Tour details...

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After much planning, I’m now able to offer some great news regarding our first event for Elvis Week in August.

AUGUST 13th 2010

There are still some finishing touches to be done, but we have enough detail to be able to make an early announcement as we feel this event will sell out fast. This year we will offer fans something unique in terms of a combined tour of the sights and a great dinner at Elvis’ favourite Italian restaurant. For the first time ever we will re-united two of Elvis’ early girlfriends, Barbara Hearn and Dixie Locke, to meet fans and reminisce about their time with Elvis during his breakthrough years.

But that’s not all. We are still in talks with other exciting guests who may join us during the evening.


Pick-up points will be at the Peabody (11am), Heartbreak Hotel (12am) and outside the Insider’s event in Southaven (1pm). Our party will then visit Elvis’ former Circle G Ranch in Mississippi and up to sixty-five sights towards south Memphis, downtown and midtown. You’ll enjoy an in depth look at various sights with commentary from Elvis historians and researchers.

We will provide a light snack aboard our luxury, air-conditioned coach to see you through to the evening, and there will be several stops enabling you to take photos and to stretch those legs. As Elvis often said, “Just sit back and leave the drivin’ to us.”


Myself and the team have worked extremely hard in discovering and researching new places to visit in Memphis. If Elvis was once there then we want you to see it. We have recently discovered new sights as a result of several interviews with those who spent time with Elvis in Memphis. As a result we will visit a number of new buildings and telling some incredible stories that until now, have remained untold.

We have exclusive access to one building that has never been viewed by fans. We’ll get you inside and offer some new information and pictorial evidence relating to Elvis’ time there. This will be a highlight of the tour and we’d prefer to keep the details of this location under wraps for now.

We'll even show you Elvis' secret escape route from Graceland and talk to a local who often witnessed him using it!


Our evening meal, starting at around 6pm, will be at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant where we’ll show you Elvis’ private booth and introduce you to those who actually served him. In addition, we’ve arranged a banquet of barbeque pizza (Elvis’ preferred dish there), salads and plenty ice cold Coke. This warm and friendly eatery had changed very little since Elvis’ day and you’ll really feel as though you’re walking in the King’s footsteps.


Here come the girls! Ever wondered what it was like to date Elvis or to be the wife of one of his famed Memphis Mafia? We have several impressive guests lined up along the way, including Barbara Hearn and Dixie Locke. These two incredible ladies were both romantically linked with Elvis during the mid-1950s and their stories are incredible.

JoCathy Brownlee worked as a hostess for the Liberty Bowl Stadium in 1975 when she first met and dated Elvis. This lady sure has some incredible memories of being at the movies, hanging out at Graceland and kicking up dust around Memphis!
.......Dixie Locke, Barbara Hearn and JoCathy Brownlee in Memphis - December 2009

Barbara Klein Bauer was a real insider. She met Elvis in 1960 and married George in 1970, with Elvis in total charge of the wedding. Barbara has kept relatively quiet over the years but we have persuaded her to join us to talk about her time as a true member of Elvis’ elite inner circle.

You’ll get to meet all our guests informally, have photos taken and obtain some stunning signed photographs.


This incredible event will be limited to just 75 places. Your ticket will arrive through the post as a special collectors pass to be worn throughout the event. Price includes a light snack in the afternoon and a quality dinner in the evening (includes tax and tip). Tickets must be purchased in advance.

UK£40.00 per person (Approx. US$60.00)

Tickets will be available from Monday 15th 2010 online at For bookings and enquiries email or call 01903 525917

We look forward to seeing you on August 13th.