- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MEMPHIS, TENN. (AP) - Elvis Week this year will include the traditional candlelight vigil remembering Elvis Presley’s death and a concert featuring a virtual image of the rock icon.

Elvis Week draws thousands of fans every year to Graceland, Elvis‘ longtime home in Memphis, for a celebration of his life and death.

The festivities are set for Aug. 10-16.

This year’s Elvis Week is highlighted by a concert with a live band and real backup singers performing in front on a large LED-screen with a virtual Elvis belting out tunes.

Events also include the finals for the tribute artist contest; a documentary about Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis; and the vigil at Elvis‘ grave at Graceland.

It’s been 55 years since Elvis‘ first national hit, “Heartbreak Hotel.” He died Aug. 16, 1977.