Twin Peaks 30: The Official Fan Celebration At Graceland [CANCELED]

Mark Frost: “Thirty years go by in the blink of an eye. Enjoy the dream and watch it fly by.”

Twin Peaks 30: Official Fan Celebration (April 2020)

***TWIN PEAKS 30 HAS BEEN CANCELED***

Twin Peaks is turning 30 in April 2020 and fans are invited to come and celebrate this special anniversary with some of the cast and crew at an official event hosted at… Elvis Presley’s Graceland! Memphis, Tennessee is not exactly the Pacific Northwest, but hey, we all know David Lynch loves The King!

The Twin Peaks 30 Fan Celebration is a weekend unlike any other – an unforgettable fan experience featuring stars from the show in attendance at Twin Peaks-themed parties along with panel discussions, live music, screenings of fan-favorite episodes, and more.

On March 12th, the organization started privately notifying ticket holders that the event is going to be postponed due to the new Coronavirus.

With recent developments and public safety concerns, the Twin Peaks 30: Official Fan Celebration has been rescheduled to October 30th – November 1st (Halloween Weekend). All existing ticket packages will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Thank you so much for your patience during such an unprecedented situations, as our main priority is to ensure that the safety of our guests is not compromised.
-Team Graceland

LATEST UPDATE (August 2020): The rescheduled event has now been canceled. Refunds will not be processed automatically and ticket holders should request a refund ASAP.

The difficult decision has been made to cancel the Twin Peaks 30: Official Fan Celebration in Memphis scheduled at Graceland on October 30 through November 1, 2020. All ticket purchasers will receive a full refund. To receive your refund, you MUST contact the Graceland Reservations department within the next 30 days via phone (800.238.2000) or email ([email protected]).

Here’s what was planned.

  • Twin Peaks themed parties, dinners and special events
  • A concert by Chrysta Bell
  • Screenings of fan-favorite episodes
  • Exhibits featuring authentic props and costumes
  • A variety of interactive activities, photo booths and reimagined set pieces
  • Autograph sessions and photo opportunities
  • Panel discussions and Q&As with cast and crew
  • Exclusive Twin Peaks 30 merchandise
  • Cherry pie and “damn good coffee”

The celebrity guests confirmed so far (subject to change):

  • Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson/Briggs)
  • Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs)
  • Chrysta Bell (Agent Tammy Preston)
  • Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne)
  • Michael Horse (Deputy Tommy ‘Hawk’ Hill)
  • Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer, Madeline Ferguson, Carrie Page)
  • James Marshall (James Hurley)
  • Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran/Brennan)
  • Sabrina Sutherland (Executive Producer, Floor Attendant Jackie)
  • Recently added: Ray Wise (Leland Palmer)

Tickets go on sale here on Thursday, December 19, 2019 (at 2 PM CST) and the three four packages that will be available are VIP ($999), GOLD ($699), SILVER ($399) and EXPERIENCE ($149). Here’s an overview of what’s included (at the time of writing):

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Twin Peaks cast Meet & Greets with both complimentary autographs and individual photo ops. VIP package holders have the same prime seats (first three rows) at all the panels and are the only group with the opportunity to get both autographs and professionally-shot photos taken with all the stars in attendance! Unlike other fan conventions, both autographs and photo ops at the Twin Peaks 30: Official Fan Celebration are included in the cost of your package.

Group photo op with Twin Peaks cast members. Guests will gather together with Twin Peaks cast members and other attendees for a group photo shot by a professional photographer. A keepsake that you’ll cherish forever!

VIP EXCLUSIVE: VIP cocktail party w/ Twin Peaks cast members. Only vips are invited to a private cocktail hour with stars from the show in attendance! Complimentary beer and wine are also included.

VIP EXCLUSIVE: VIP lunch event w/ Sabrina Sutherland and other Twin Peaks cast members. VIPs will enjoy lunch with executive producer Sabrina Sutherland as well as other special guests from the show.

Weekend access into the “Twin Peaks 30 Experience” featuring authentic props and costume exhibits, artwork from David Lynch, interactive experiences, photo booths and more! Prepare to immerse and surround yourself in “all things” Twin Peaks at an exhibition space exclusively curated for the Twin Peaks 30 Official Fan Celebration at Graceland. While the experience is open all weekend, there will be special hours designated for VIPs only so they can take it all in without the crowds.

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Weekend access into the Twin Peaks VIP lounge featuring damn good coffee and donuts. The Twin Peaks VIP lounge will be open exclusively for guests to just hang back, relax, and enjoy some fun activities on your own schedule. Start your day the right way with complimentary damn good coffee and donuts in the lounge on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. During that time, VIPs will also have an early-access window into the “Twin Peaks 30 Experience” exhibits, photo booths and other experiences before they’re open to the rest of the attendees!

VIP & GOLD EXCLUSIVE: Ticket to Friday night’s “Welcome to Twin Peaks” dinner and kickoff party. Join stars from the show and fellow fans from around the world at an exclusive dinner party located in the Graceland Exhibition Center! While you’re enjoying complimentary food, you’ll also get sneak-preview access into the “Twin Peaks 30 Experience” displays, photo booths, and other activities before they’re open to all attendees on Saturday. Cash bars with Twin Peaks themed cocktails and a DJ will also be on hand to keep the party going throughout the evening.

Ticket to Saturday night’s “Great Northern Block Party and Double R Dinner.” Get ready to party on Saturday night, because we’re throwing a big one at Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment and Exhibit Complex (located across the street from Graceland Mansion). Party-goers can expect to see celebrity guests from the show in attendance while being treated to an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, cherry pie, cash bars with Twin Peaks themed cocktails and damn good coffee drinks, a costume contest, and more! Elvis Presley’s Memphis is closed to the public at night, so while you’re soaking up all-things Twin Peaks, you’ll also have the opportunity to soak up all-things Elvis with after-hours access to wander through Graceland’s Museum exhibits such as Elvis the Entertainer, Presley Motors, and more. Costumes are not mandatory, but highly encouraged!

Ticket to Sunday night’s “Wonderful and Strange” closing party. Close out your weekend with good friends old and new, special guest appearances from stars of the show, garmonbozia nachos to snack on, a cash bar, and one last chance to take in the “Twin Peaks 30 Experience” before heading home from an epic weekend!

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Reserved VIP seat to all (4) Twin Peaks live panel events featuring celebrity guests from the show and the Chrysta Bell concert. Enjoy awesome seats at exclusive panels while listening to the stars share insights, talk about their favorite memories from the show, and answer questions from the audience! (VIP seats are located in the first three rows of the venue) The same seat is yours all weekend long, so no need to rush in when doors open hoping to score a great seat. You’ve got yours on lock!

GOLD EXCLUSIVE: Reserved VIP seat behind the VIP section (rows 4-10).

Chrysta Bell live in concert. Twin Peaks 30 attendees will be treated to a performance from world renown musician and Twin Peaks: The Return’s very own FBI agent Tammy Preston. Chrysta Bell is known for enigmatic stage presence and compelling vocal delivery. In the words of David Lynch, “the first time I saw her perform, I thought she was like an alien. The most beautiful alien ever.”

VIP & GOLD EXCLUSIVE: Twin Peaks 30 commemorative poster. VIP and GOLD package holders will receive a limited edition twin peaks 30 poster as part of their package!

Elvis Entourage VIP tour of Graceland Mansion with airplanes. Tour the iconic home of Elvis Presley with the added privilege of skipping the lines with a VIP shuttle to the mansion, an exclusive exhibit for VIPs only, and a keepsake pass. Explore artifacts from the family archives, Elvis’ airplanes, exhibits showcasing Elvis’ career, his automobiles, wardrobe, gold records and much more!

3-day weekend pass into Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex. A state-of-the-art entertainment and exhibit complex over 200,000-square-feet in size, Elvis Presley’s Memphis enables you to follow the life path that Elvis took, surround yourself with the things that he loved, and experience the events, sights and sounds of the city that inspired him. Experience Elvis’ life and career like never before – his roots, his influences, and his artistry.

3-day weekend pass into the recently opened Graceland Exhibition Center. The latest addition to our campus, this 80,000 square foot facility is home to an ever-changing line-up of exploration showcases to delight visitors of all ages, multiple dining options at the TCB Food Hall, and a jungle room themed bar!

Complimentary food vouchers good at Graceland restaurants. $30 in meal vouchers to use for lunch or snacks at your choice of either Vernon’s Smokehouse, Gladys’ Diner, or the TCB Food Hall.

Free shuttle transportation from the Guest House at Graceland to all event locations. Free shuttle transportation from the Guest House at Graceland to and from the Memphis Airport for guests staying at the hotel.

So… are you going to Graceland… Graceland… Memphis, Tennessee?

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Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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    • Agreed. Those of us here in the Snoqualmie Valley (where the series was filmed, and where all the landmarks are) are terribly disappointed. My daughter just purchased the Double R Diner and is broken hearted that CBS values money over fans.

  1. Whose cruel joke is this? What an outrageously woeful decision by the greedheads and dullards over at CBS to host the Twin Peaks festival in…Memphis? Tragic. Yeah, I’ll go with the word *unofficial* any day of any week. See all you true kooksters over in Washington. (Did they seriously just not at all watch the series? The feel/look/vibe/everything of the Pacific NW is crucial to the TP vibe. Memphis?! Laughable)…

  2. The atmospheric beauty and compelling mystique of the PNW is crucial to the singular TP vibe. I love the King but Memphis is not Seattle/North Bend/Snoqualmie!! Super disappointed! Return to Washington please in 2021 !!!

  3. Idk, this seems way too corporate for me. You took what was a nice festival in North Bend, WA where the series was actually filmed and turned it into a farce. $1000 for the full experience is a bit much. It seems you get a lot, but what true fan would want to deal with Memphis glitterati in comparison to the ethereal Snoqualmie region? That’s CBS for you, though. They’re not famous for knowing their audience.

  4. Why is everyone so distraught and upset by this? I’ve lived in and around Memphis, Tennessee my entire life, now the mountains of Arkansas. I’ve been extremely jealous of my fiancé because he has lived in Seattle before we met or having seen the show. He was able to experience Snoqualmie, North Bend, etc having no knowledge of the show or what he was seeing. We would both love to go back and see all the locations when we can…

    But this is a chance for people who don’t have easy access (financially or otherwise) to the PNW an opportunity to go and live with the world and cast they love for a few days. David Lynch himself could give you ample reasoning for why Memphis also works within the world of Twin Peaks. 1956, the year Elvis first performed on Ed Sullivan and the Woodsmen came into the world of the show and so on..

    Anyway, this is an amazing chance for someone who can’t just make it out to Seattle on a whim to experience this. I absolutely cannot wait to go 🙂

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