This larger-than-life statue of Elvis’ 1956 Homecoming Concert at the Tupelo Fairgrounds was based on a famous shot called “the Hands” by Roger Marshutz. Facing east toward his Tupelo birthplace, the statue is poised for a perfect photo op with Tupelo Hardware, where he bought his first guitar, visible over his left shoulder. The statue stands on the site of the old fairgrounds where the concert took place and was created by Mississippi sculptor Bill Beckwith.
Fairpark District, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801, United States
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