ARE YOU READY TO PLAY WITH
The Theater at Graceland Thursday,
April 7th, 2022 12:45 pm CST
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116
Dear Students & Parents,
We are very excited to announce that the Fall River Arts Academy is going on tour this spring to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee to perform at the home of the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley on Thursday, April 7th, 2022.
Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, once owned by singer and actor Elvis Presley.
The Fall River Arts Academy is one of 8 music schools selected among hundreds of top performing music schools in the United States and Canada for this once in a once in a life time experience happening between Wednesday April 6th and Thursday April 7th 2022.
Our specific performance date has been confirmed for Thursday April 7th, 2022. We have been given a 90 minute time slot to perform that day, and only have room for 16 performers.
We have also reserved a group dining reservation for our performers and their families the night before, on Wednesday April 6th 2022 to take a Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River to kick off our event!
As always, we'll be taking care of business and all of the details so that you can have peace of mind knowing that the day of the performance will go smoothly and that you and your appearance at Graceland Theatre will be positive and memorable. Imagine the transformation that your student will go through by preparing for and participating in this event.
Big events like this are known to bring out the best in performers - abilities that have always been there, but just hadn't been uncovered yet! You'll be able to tell your friends, family and neighbors that your child had the opportunity as well as the confidence to play at the King of Rock & Roll's home! Not to mention the credibility of being able to add the performance to your child's resume and college applications!
~ Todd Salpietro
Please read the following instructions carefully to ensure a smooth registration process.
Takin’ Care Of Business!
Provided we have at least 12 participants, all participants in the Graceland performance will have the opportunity to perform with a backing band of professional musicians comprised of teachers from the schools. Imagine if you are a guitar or vocal student, and you get to rock out on stage in front of an adoring audience with full drums, bass, keyboards and vocals backing YOU up with a full concert sound system! There’s no better way to feel like a rock star! If we have less than 12 students, most performances will be solo or with backing tracks. Acoustic drums, keyboard, bass amps, lighting and full PA system will be provided. We will also provide professional photos and professional videos of the event.
NOTE: Unlike our previous Destination Recitals, and due to our selection to participate in the Graceland performance - there will be no ticket purchases required for the audience. Participants can bring as many family and friends as they like for the performance at no additional cost!
Once registration is finalized, performers will pick pieces, and (2) rehearsal times will be arranged in March 2022 for students to practice their performance with the full band. Performers are welcome to perform solo as well if they do not wish to play with the band.
Participants for the Graceland performance may sign up on a first come, first served basis starting Thursday October 14th, at 12pm. Registration is limited to 16 performers. To register, those wishing to participate may call or text 508 567 5555, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come in person beginning at 12pm on Thursday October 28th, @ 12pm.
How do I know if I should sign up? Do you want to ROCK? Do you like Rock & Roll Music? If so, then sign up! Registration is open to ALL students regardless of instrument or age on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in signing up for the Graceland Performance, please contact the school on Thursday October 28th at 12pm and we will charge a non-refundable registration fee to hold your spot. After registering, please fill out
the registration form attached below and return it to the front desk no later than your next lesson. Please see the registration form below for registration fees.
What is Graceland?
Graceland Guest House Theater is an intimate venue that can seat up to 464 concert goers. It is part of The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis’ second largest hotel and an AAA 4-Four Diamond luxury resort. The resort includes 450 beautiful rooms and suites, several restaurants, a bar/lounge, pool and easy access to the Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex and Graceland Mansion. On display are many artifacts and instruments from owned by Elvis Presley. Graceland is located less than 9 miles from downtown Memphis, TN.
Kick Off Event – Dinner Cruise On the Mississippi River – Wednesday April 6th, 2022
Enjoy a kick-off dinner cruise on the Mississippi River with our performers and their families the night before the performance. Enjoy live music by the Riverboat Band while having dinner and cruising down the mighty Mississippi River.
• Dinner Menu: Memphis-style Pulled Pork BBQ, Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast, Baked Beans, Corn, Cole Slaw, Buns and Dessert. Complimentary tea and water. There are no substitutions.
We have reserved a group dining reservation on the Dinner Cruise specifically for our group. There is an extra fee for the dinner cruise. $55 per adult, $51 per child under 17. A final head count to the school and fees to the school will be collected 90 days prior (January 6th 2022) to the Dinner Cruise. The dinner cruise lasts
approximately 2.5 hours, and attendees need to be at the dock for boarding at 7:00pm.
Travel & Lodging
Performers and their families are responsible for securing their travel and lodging. Families are welcome to stay anywhere they like in Memphis. We recommend The Guest House Resort at Graceland as it is located on the
Graceland property and just a few steps from Elvis' mansion and the recital theatre venue.
Graceland will be providing a keyboard, bass guitar amplifier, full PA, concert lighting and acoustic drum set for our use. Guitarists, violinists, and woodwinds all need to bring their own instrument(s) and amplifiers. Please speak to your instructor about the best way to pack your instrument and amplifiers for travel.
Other Things To Do in Memphis and Surrounding Areas:
National Civil Rights Museum
Tour Sun Recording Studios where Elvis recorded
The Memphis Zoo
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum
Blues Hall of Fame
See many live music performances on Beale Street, the musical heart of Memphis 5 Star Restaurants
Down Home BBQ