By Blurt Staff
Mojo Nixon would be proud to learn that under the desert
sun, sequined jumpsuits are glistening brighter than ever as the Musical Instrument Museum
announces its hip-shaking new exhibit – Elvis
Presley: Three Decades of The King.
We’re not talking about Graceland or Las
Vegas, but about Phoenix, at Arizona’s Musical
The new Elvis exhibit, housed in MIM’s recently expanded
Artist Gallery, will feature a collection of items on loan from Elvis Presley’s
Graceland in Memphis, TN and will tell the story of Elvis through three main periods of the King’s career:
- The early rock ‘n’
roll years, culminating with his stint in the Army (1956-1960)
- His Hollywood
- His triumphant return
to live performance (1968-1977)
Guests will get to experience The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
through a collection of personal items, clothing and musical instruments. One
exhibit highlight is the priceless 1975
Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that Elvis played during his 1977 tours. In
addition to displaying it, MIM was chosen by Elvis Presley Enterprises to
restore the guitar to the condition in which Elvis last played it.
The exhibit officially opens to the public on Saturday,
Aug. 6, just in time for Elvis Week, Aug. 10 – 16. Count us in!