August 16th is the anniversary of Elvis's death 1977 death. The urban legend in Lincoln, Nebraska, is that Elvis's last concert was here. Well -- close, but not quite accurate, as there were another 6 concerts after the tour stop in Lincoln.
Elvis Presley played Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln on Monday night, June 20, 1977. One of the local papers, the Lincoln Journal, had a headline the next day, "Elvis magic still sparks screams". The Lincoln concert drew an audience of approximately "7,500 happy Presley fans", according to a Lincoln Journal article on June 22nd. Scalped tickets sold for at least $50. And, according to the paper, Elvis performed several types of music in addition to rock & roll, and the crowd jumped and screamed for it all. While in Lincoln, Elvis apparently stayed at the then Lincoln Hilton and dodged fans waiting for his departure by using a second limo -- a little different than after the 1956 Lincoln concert when Elvis stayed to sign autographs rather than immediately going to the limo.