The Love Me (Bar)Tender will appear in New York City, Boston and Chicago for two nights only
Fans can live like the King of Rock and Roll across the United States this fall.
Memphis Tourism and Elvis Presley’s Graceland are teaming up to bring the estate’s iconic Jungle Room to cities across the country. The Love Me (Bar)Tender pop-up will bring a piece of the Memphis mansion to New York City, Boston and Chicago.
Love Me (Bar)Tender will be in each city for two nights only, appearing in New York City Oct. 5 and 6; in Boston Oct. 10 and 11; and in Chicago Oct. 18 and 19.
The pop-up bar will transform spaces in each city to emulate the Presley family’s den, known by fans as the “Jungle Room,” inspired by the singer’s time in Hawaii.
The Graceland room features a bright green shag carpet, a rock waterfall, a tiki bar and other tiki-inspired furnishings and decorations.
The over-the-top room was home to some of the King’s final recording sessions.
In February 1976, RCA dispatched a mobile recording unit to Graceland and transformed the large room into a temporary recording studio (the shag carpeting acting as a natural sound absorber).
The songs that were recorded are believed to have been released from Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee. Another session would be held that October. It would prove to be the last before his death less than one year later. Four tracks featured from these dates were released on the posthumous album, Moody Blue.
Fans who want to get in on the action can RSVP to the New York City event being hosted at Pekarna in the Upper West Side for their chance to get a taste of Memphis in the city.
Boston and Chicago residents can sign up on Memphis Tourism’s website to stay up to date when reservations go live in their city.
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