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Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley to open 'Elvis' exhibit in Las Vegas

A little bit of @VisitGraceland comes to @CityofLasVegas with #Elvis show, exhibition and new wedding chapel

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is going all in on Elvis. "Elvis: The Exhibition -- The Show -- The Experience" opens Thursday with Graceland royalty -- the performer's former wife, Priscilla, and daughter, Lisa Marie Presley -- presiding at the ribbon-cutting.

It's the first permanent show of Graceland artifacts outside the King's Memphis home-turned-museum. High school yearbooks, a 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, jumpsuits he wore on stage, jewelry and more items once owned by Presley will be on display.

The "Elvis Experience" opens Thursday. It brings actor Martin Fontaine and more than 20 musicians to the stage to re-create one of Elvis' sold-out concerts from the 1970s.

The "Elvis" exhibition ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. and the red-carpet event for the "Experience" starts at 7:45 p.m.

Besides the exhibit, the Westgate is opening a Presley theater and an Elvis Presley Graceland Wedding Chapel where you can tie the knot with the affordable $350 Love Me Tender Wedding Package. (Not to be confused with the Graceland Wedding Chapel at 619 Las Vegas Blvd. South.)

In fact, Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker will be the first couple to be married there Thursday morning, with Priscilla Presley serving as matron of honor. (She married Elvis in May 1967 in Las Vegas.)

Why all the big Elvis hoopla?

The Westgate used to be the LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and before that the International Hotel, where Elvis performed hundreds of shows in the 1970s.

And the date marks the 59th anniversary of Elvis' first performance in the city at the New Frontier Hotel.

Info: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road; (800) 732-7117

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