Tupelo Plans City-Wide Events Celebrating Elvis’ Birthday

On Thursday, Tupelo launches a birthday celebration fit for the king of rock and roll.

Seven organizations will participate in a city-wide event schedule, culminating with an Elvis Presley-themed concert from the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Richard Marx.

The Elvis Presley Birthplace will host their annual birthday party Thursday. There will be a sing-along version of the film “Jailhouse Rock” at Link Centre.

Friday concerts will also take place at the birthplace with Elvis tribute artist David Lee and at the BancorpSouth Arena with Eric Church and the Outsiders.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he died Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.