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Festival Boulevard

The Festival Boulevard will return in 2018. Clarinda Street will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly zone with fantastic dining, shopping and free entertainment experiences on offer. The Memphis Stage will operate from 10am to 8pm Friday the 12th January and 12pm – 8pm Saturday the 13th of January. Lots of top quality FREE entertainment.…

Cruise n Groove Raffle

Win a cruise for two! Australia’s biggest music festival at sea is back in 2018, Cruise N Groove 2018 “Elvis Meets the Legends”! With over 30 live acts, Cruise N Groove 2018 features Elvis Presley’s best tribute artists in the world for an array of concerts showcasing Elvis through the years. Together with concerts from…

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest It’s back! Parkes Elvis Festival will once again stage a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Across two momentous days, leading Elvis tribute artists from Australia and abroad will compete for the opportunity to represent Parkes Elvis Festival in…

Finale Concert

It may be the last night of the Festival but the party does not stop. For one night only, enjoy award-winning Elvis tribute artists, including the newly crowned winner of the Parkes 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, in a special closing night concert celebrating The King. Hosted by John Collins, this dynamic and interactive…

Music Symposium: The musical landscape that inspired a young Elvis

Symposium – The Musical Landscape the Inspired a young Elvis Saturday 13 January 2018 4pm to 5pm Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan St, Parkes $30. Click here to purchase tickets. An insightful hour-long symposium, with expert panel members discussing the early musical influences impacting on a young Elvis. This included Mississippi Blues, gospel, Hank Williams, BB King, Dean…

The Beatnix

Friday 12 January 2018, 5pm Parkes Leagues Club $45 Click here to purchase tickets. For the first time, Parkes Elvis Festival are pleased to present Beatnix – The Beatles Show keeping the music and spirit of The Beatles alive since 1980 The Beatnix Show includes fully authentic musical instruments identical to those used by The Beatles. It has toured extensively overseas…

Elvis Express & Blue Suede Express

Thursday 11 January 2018 Departs Sydney, approx 9am (times TBC) Sydney’s Central Train Station Arrives Parkes, times TBC Parkes Railway Station May Street This year there will be not one, but two ways to get to Parkes enjoying a special train service. Lachlan Valley Rail will be operating the ‘Blue Suede Express’ featuring the luxury…

Photo Competition

2018 Parkes Elvis Festival Photography Competition and Exhibit Winners of the 2018 Photography Competition will be announced at the Parkes Arbour, Clarinda Street, on Friday 12 January at 4pm. Categories include best smartphone image (all ages), best digital camera image (all ages), overall champion and overall highly commended. Sponsored by Harvey Norman, Parkes and supported by…

Street Parade

Northparkes Mines Street Parade Saturday 13 January 2018, 10am The Northparkes Mines Street Parade is the major annual highlight of the Parkes Elvis Festival. Enjoy Elvis-themed floats, Elvis and Priscilla look-a-likes, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and marching bands as they head from Bushman Street to Cooke Park down the length of Clarinda Street. Registrations…

Rock’n’Roll Dancing

Rock’n’roll music. If you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it. – Elvis Presley     Join the rock’n’roll fun at the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage and show off your moves to the audience! Early registration is encouraged as…

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