Graceland opening to fans for Elvis Week
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Elvis Presley's former home will be open to the public this year on the 44th anniversary of the King of Rock 'n Roll's death, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Presley’s Graceland mansion, located in Memphis, Tenn., is preparing to host in-person events during Elvis Week, from Aug. 11 through Aug. 17, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Due to the pandemic, Graceland is currently functioning at reduced capacity. The mansion will observe health guidelines and require all patrons to wear masks, undergo temperature checks and participate in social distancing for the event.

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Elvis Week will feature appearances from celebrities and musicians as well as various panel discussions, live concerts, bus excursions and an art contest paying tribute to the late singer and actor, according to Elvis Presley Enterprises.

According to the AP, the central event of the week will be a candlelight vigil as fans visit Presley's grave.

In past years, Graceland has allowed fans to celebrate Presley through various events held on the mansion grounds. Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all events were held online, the AP reported.