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Unplugged Tribute To Elvis

The Unplugged Tribute to Elvis Makes its Debut! One of the Festival highlights was a new addition to the program and one that had Festival organisers buzzing with excitement. The inaugural Unplugged Tribute to Elvis was an astonishing success showcasing a more individual approach to honouring the songs that made a King! With contestants from…

2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Parkes Elvis Festival proudly presents a preliminary round of the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Across two momentous days, leading Australian and New Zealand Elvis tribute artists competed for the opportunity to represent their nation in the semi-final round of the 2018…

Dean Rias, Elvis at the Movies

Wednesday 10 January 2018 7.30pm, Parkes Leagues Club $45 click here to buy tickets Dean Rias brings the sound of Elvis alive with this tribute. His great vocal talent is complemented with a 4 piece band with regular lineup – Leon Isackson, Allan Freeman, John Pickworth and Mario Gauci, and two backing vocalists Jacquie & Briget.  Add to…

Ben Thompson

2018 Feature Concert Series starring Ben Thompson UK Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Thompson was one of the undisputed highlights. The British sensation performed an impressive 4-day set, wowing the audience with his talent and energy in his first ever Australian appearance. Hailing from Surrey, England, Ben is a multi-award winning Elvis tribute artist that has the ability…

Markets

Cooke Park Thursday 10 January to Sunday 13 January 2019 The Festival Markets in Cooke Park showcase a wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts. Cooke Park Markets Cooke Park, corner Clarinda, Short & Welcome Streets Thursday 10 January:       Midday to 9:30pm Friday 11 January:        …

Viva Splash Vegas

Sunday 14 January 6pm to 7pm: Pool Inflatable 7pm to 8pm: Fashions of the Era Competitions 8:15 to 10pm: Movie – Viva Las Vegas Parkes Aquatic Centre $10 adults / $5 children (U18) / $5 season pass holders Tickets available from January 2018 or at the gate There’s no better place to cool off than…

Mark Andrew

’68 Comeback: Up Close & Personal with Mark Andrew Friday 12 January & Saturday 13 January 2018 6pm Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan Street $66 per show. Click here to purchase tickets. Experience the talent of Mark Andrew in this intimate venue as he recreates some of the highlights of the ’68 Comeback. Backed by a ten…

‘In Dreams’

  Saturday 13 January 2018 5pm to 6.30pm Parkes Leagues Club 194-196 Clarinda St $48 Click here to purchase tickets. Join Aaron Mansfield as The Big ‘O’ and Paul Fenech as The King in this non-stop Orbison & Presley tribute, ‘In Dreams’.  Backed by the Elvis In Concert band, this dynamic show will take you back in time. Aaron…

Poets’ Breakfast

2019 Parkes Elvis Festival Poets’ Breakfast, Parkes Bowling & Sports Club 6.30am for 7.30am start, Thursday 10 January $5 admission at the door, $10 hot breakfast (optional) Are you a poet that doesn’t quite know it yet? Well, why not take the poetic plunge and enter the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival Poets’ Breakfast competition for…

Busking

Each year, talented buskers line Clarinda Street to wow the crowds and compete for the title of winner: Parkes Elvis Festival Busking Competition. There are great prizes on offer in both the Junior and Open Categories, with the top three buskers decided by three Festival judges. All buskers must perform on the Memphis Satellite Stage between…

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