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Visit Tupelo, MS

Spring is festival season in Tupelo, and this year, the city celebrates its 20th Tupelo Elvis Festival.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  Supplied

Tupelo Elvis Festival

Tupelo, Mississippi is an upbeat, happy city where people believe they can accomplish anything. Situated in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle, no music pilgrimage is complete without a visit to the birthplace of the boy who would be king.

Travelers to the city can experience the first part of Elvis’ incredible story by visiting the birthplace where he took his first breath, the church where he sang his first song, and the hardware store where he strummed his first guitar.

The brand new Tupelo Visitors Center is the perfect starting point for a trip to the city where anything is possible. From interactive exhibits that highlight Tupelo’s top attractions and a collective timeline of the city’s rich history, to displays focused on Elvis’ childhood in Tupelo as told like never before, the Tupelo Visitors Center will fully prepare visitors for exploring this unique, southern town.

Spring is festival season in Tupelo. From burgers and classic cars to the arts and live music, Tupelo’s unique culture shines through special events designed to bring people together. The city’s signature event, the Tupelo Elvis Festival, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a king-sized celebration June 6 - 10, 2018. Live music, Elvis tribute artist concerts, living history demonstrations, and more pay homage to the city’s favorite native son. Visit tupelo.net/events to discover all of the city’s festivals and plan your weekend getaway to Tupelo.

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Round out your musical journey by experiencing great live music in the birthplace of the king. Nearly every night of the week, the city’s beat resounds at its nine live music venues, each showcasing the unique sounds heard by Elvis coming of age here. A weekly live music calendar is available at tupelo.net, as well.

The town that enabled Elvis to dream big still embodies that same contagious optimism that put him on a path to stardom. To this day, it beckons visitors to imagine the possibilities of what they can do here!

To learn more about Tupelo, MS and start planning your trip, visit tupelo.net!

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