Reigning International Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Taylor Rodriguez will be the 2022 Feature Artist for the 29th annual Parkes Elvis Festival to be held from 20-24 April 2022.
Taylor Rodriguez will have fans speeding their way to Parkes for four high-energy concerts celebrating the music of Elvis Presley at the Parkes Leagues Club from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 April 2022. The Festival’s 2022 theme is Elvis’ 1968 movie Speedway.
Taylor is currently the 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion awarded by Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) in Memphis. This competition is held worldwide to look for the best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley. The 2022 Festival will be his first time performing in Australia.
21-year-old Taylor hails from Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Taylor fell in love with Elvis’ music at the age of six listening to ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and started performing at nine. He was one of the top five tribute artists at the age of 19, and then went on to be crowned the 2019 Tupelo Elvis Festival Champion before taking out number one at Memphis! Taylor’s portrayal of The King has landed him in many musical productions including the Million Dollar Quartet where he starred as Elvis Presley.
“I am beyond excited to attend Parkes Elvis Festival! This will be my first time to Australia and I can’t wait to celebrate the life, legacy, and music of Elvis Presley!! Let’s get ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll Australia!” Taylor said.
Parkes Elvis Festival Director, Cathy Treasure, said “We are so excited to be able to host Taylor’s first ever shows on Australian soil. His incredible showmanship and youthful energy will create a dynamic feature concert series that is not to be missed.”
Taylor Rodriguez will perform four shows at Parkes Elvis Festival backed by a dynamic TIC band.
Thursday, 21st April, 8pm
1956 Hillbilly Cat
Friday 22nd April, 8pm
Lights, Action, Elvis
Saturday 23rd April, 8pm
Reflections of The King
Sunday 24th April, 2pm
Back in Memphis ’69-’77
The Feature Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Pacific National