In 2017, The King expanded his kingdom.
Graceland built a luxury hotel and a massive new entertainment complex. Forty years after Elvis Presley’s death, thousands arrived daily to learn his story, tour his home, and pay their respects.
Graceland wanted to enhance their entertainment offerings to both tourists and locals, so in 2018 they asked me to help.
I advised them on the purchase of sound equipment, stage lights, and a large, all-weather stage. I also helped with concerts for the 460-seat Guest House Theater and the 1700-seat Soundstage. I produced Graceland’s first ticketed, non-Elvis show (Grammy-winner Marty Stuart) to a near-sellout crowd.
I assisted with the inaugural Graceland Performing Arts Camp for kids, and I escorted VIPs at the Candlelight Vigil.
I had a blast working there, and I think I saved Elvis some money.