Come and join us in celebrating Elvis' musical film, Frankie and Johnny, at the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival, 8-12 January 2020.

See details of What's On below or download a copy of the 2020 Program below. Please note, these scheduled events are correct as at Monday 9 September.

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Wednesday
Am
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Wednesday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners jitterbug class
Rock n Roll Partner Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson – Absolute Beginners Level 1
Holy Family School Hall
Wednesday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn the foundation basics and some easy Rock ‘n’ Roll moves. You will learn safe dance practice so you don’t injure yourself or your partner.
Photographic Competition Exhibit
Masonic Hall
Wednesday, 10:00 ( 7 Hrs)
FREE
A picture is normally worth 1000 words, but when it comes to Parkes Elvis Festival, an image is priceless. There are four categories: a smartphone, digital portrait, digital black and white, plus digital colour categories. View the collection of photos entered in the photography competition - you'll never know who or what you will discover hidden in the photographs! Proudly supported by Harvey Norman and Adobe.
Trike Adventures
Festival Boulevard
Wednesday, 10:00 ( 10 Hrs)
$20
Cruise around Parkes on the totally awesome motor trike. Three friends can get All Shook Up at once whilst wheel'n and deal'n down Festival boulevard. Operating from 10am - 8pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Frankie & Johnny Movie
Generosity Church
Wednesday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Habitual gambler and musician Johnny (Elvis Presley) performs at a riverboat casino on the Mississippi River, along with his girlfriend, Frankie (Donna Douglas). A rash of bad luck leads Johnny to a fortuneteller, who informs him of a redheaded good luck charm. Enter Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), the lover of Johnny's boss, whose presence coincides with a change in Johnny's luck. But Frankie grows jealous of Johnny's new acquaintance, and the conflict comes to a head during a masquerade ball. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Cooke Park
ARTC Cooke Park
Wednesday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
It’s Elvis’ 85 the birthday and everyone is invited to celebrate the day with a cake cutting and free entertainment in Cooke Park. Music and entertainment will be provided by Parkes’ one and only Elvis Tribute Artist, Barry Green. Please bring a chair or rug to sit on and come along and join in all the fun!
Bingo with Elvis
Parkes Services Club
Wednesday, 10:30 ( 1 Hr)
$2
Pop in for a round or two of bingo with Elvis. $2 buys 10 games.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Lessons with Stan and Stela Alexander – Intermediate Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Wednesday, 10:45 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$Adults $25/Kids & Teens $20
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
Rock n Roll Partner Dance with Sharee Wilson – Beginners Level 2
Holy Family School Hall
Wednesday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
The content of this class will be different everyday with at least 2- 3 new moves. You can join this class on any day as long as you have completed the Level 1- Absolute Beginners class also available.
Noon
Elvis Lives in Parkes
Generosity Church
Wednesday, 12:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
For a gold coin donation, you can take a break from the heat to sit down in the air-conditioned comfort of Generosity Church and relive the story of the Festival, from its grassroots beginning one night at Gracelands Restaurant (now Hotel Gracelands) to its international  success today.
The Boppers
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 12:30 ( 30 mins)
FREE
Rock n Roll Line Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson
Holy Family School Hall
Wednesday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Line dancing is not just for country music. Line dancing has been part of the social dance floor throughout the decades in all the styles of music including the 50’s rock n roll era. Sharee has choreographed some easy to learn line dances for the Parkes Elvis Festival
Anthony Tenace
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy Anthony Tenace downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Elvis Wall of Fame: Joe Camelliri
Kelly Reserve
Wednesday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
In 2020, the Festival is proud to induct not only a pioneer, but a continuing force in the music industry to this day: Joe Camilleri. With a success career spanning more than 50 years, Joe continues to tour and play live dates with The Black Sorrows. Join us as recognise the achievements of Joe Camelliri. Join Joe Camelliri himself, Mayor Ken Keith OAM and friends as we pay tribute to this legend in the Australian Music Industry.
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Wednesday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
Learn a Rock ‘n’ Roll Routine with Sharee Wilson – Intermediate
Holy Family School Hall
Wednesday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn a Rock n Roll Routine (intermediate) is a med-fast pace class, putting together intermediate level steps to create a routine.
Rick Charles
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
For his army of dedicated fans and audiences around the country, Rick Charles is knows as Australia's No.1 showman! After almost three decades of performances at every major venue in Australia and a string of television appearances, he has the voice, the moves, the comedy, the originality with a warmth and charm that endears him to be widely acknowledged as one of the most universal acts in Australia.
Jeffrey Hancox
Cambridge Hotel
Wednesday, 16:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Be entertained by Jeffrey Hancox at the Cambridge Hotel.
Ricky Ford
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.
This is the Story Documentary
Generosity Church
Wednesday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
"This is the Story" is a documentary that tells the story of Parkes Elvis Festival by the people who helped shape and create the event into the phenomenon it is today. Watch this documentary in the air-conditioned comfort of Generosity Church.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Swing
Middleton Public School
Wednesday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners swing class
Sean Leedham
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 17:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
See Sean Leedham downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows
Parkes Services Club
Wednesday, 17:30 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$56
Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows are one of Australia’s most prolific and enduringly popular bands renowned for their high-energy live shows, musicianship and infectious, rootsy rhythms. Their latest album “Citizen John” showcases The Black Sorrows’ sophisticated brand of soul and blues and comes nearly 35 years after Joe Camilleri started The Black Sorrows at Melbourne’s Café Neon. Expect to hear new songs from “Citizen John” and classic hits.
Pm
Elvis at the Trots featuring Damian Mullin
Parkes Showground Paceway
Wednesday, 18:00 ( 4 Hrs)
$10
It’s harness racing at its best in the west! Grab your entry ticket at the gate. Bring the family and kick off your Festival in style. With live entertainment by popular Elvis Tribute Artist, Damian Mullin, plus on-course TAB, bar and canteen.
The Boppers
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 18:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 18:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
See the Bogan River Band downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Intermediate Swing
Middleton Public School
Wednesday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
Amitie
Parkes Services Club
Wednesday, 18:30 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Amitie downstairs at the Parkes Services Club.
Blue Cabaret Burlesque Show
Hart Bar at the Railway Hotel
Wednesday, 19:00 ( 3 Hrs)
$32
Starring members of the Dance Like A Diva troupe plus special guest appearances by award winning burlesque performers Turquoise D'Lite and Sugar Derramar. Including a selection of Elvis’ sexiest songs & a couple of Frankie & Johnny classics!
Music Bingo
Parkes Hotel
Wednesday, 19:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Music Bingo combines music trivia with the age-old format of bingo. 
Opening Night Karaoke
Parkes Hotel
Wednesday, 20:00 ( 4 Hrs)
FREE
Parkes' home of karaoke! Get into the spirit of the Festival show us your best tunes at the first karaoke session of the Festival!
Feature Concert Series starring Dean Z – Elvis: From Memphis to Hollywood
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$70
US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z is set to wow audiences in five high-energy concerts, celebrating Elvis Presley’s music, to be held at Parkes Leagues Club from Wednesday, 8 January to Sunday 12 January 2020. Be the first to experience our 2020 Feature Concert Series starring Dean Z on the opening night on 8 January at 8pm. Enjoy Dean's show, Elvis: From Memphis to Hollywood, paying tribute to Elvis' early years to movie hits.
Barry Green
Parkes Leagues Club
Wednesday, 20:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
See Barry Green downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Wednesday, 20:00 ( 4 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!

Thursday
Am
Elvis Poets’ Breakfast
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Thursday, 06:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$5, $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 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival Poets' Breakfast or just come along and listen and enjoy breakfast.
Elvis Breakie
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 07:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy breakfast 'Elvis Style' at the Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Thursday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners jitterbug class
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Rock n Roll Partner Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson – Absolute Beginners Level 1
Holy Family School Hall
Thursday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn the foundation basics and some easy Rock ‘n’ Roll moves. You will learn safe dance practice so you don’t injure yourself or your partner.
Photographic Competition Exhibit
Masonic Hall
Thursday, 10:00 ( 7 Hrs)
FREE
A picture is normally worth 1000 words, but when it comes to Parkes Elvis Festival, an image is priceless. There are four categories: a smartphone, digital portrait, digital black and white, plus digital colour categories. View the collection of photos entered in the photography competition - you'll never know who or what you will discover hidden in the photographs! Proudly supported by Harvey Norman and Adobe.
Trike Adventures
Festival Boulevard
Thursday, 10:00 ( 10 Hrs)
$20
Cruise around Parkes on the totally awesome motor trike. Three friends can get All Shook Up at once whilst wheel'n and deal'n down Festival boulevard. Operating from 10am - 8pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ukulele Workshop – Beginners
Parkes Golf Club
Thursday, 10:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$28
Learn your favourite Elvis songs on the ukulele; it's easy to play and loads of fun.
1950’s Hair & Makeup Workshop
Parkes Services Club
Thursday, 10:00 ( 3 Hrs)
$180
A hands on, interactive workshop where you will learn the techniques of how to create 1940's/50's up do's in "a flash" for personal use only, that are done by simply using your hands! We will cover old time favourites like victory rolls, bangs & barrel curls to name just a few. You will learn how to create the perfect hairstyle to suit your facial features & era/outfit requirements.
Frankie & Johnny Movie
Generosity Church
Thursday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Habitual gambler and musician Johnny (Elvis Presley) performs at a riverboat casino on the Mississippi River, along with his girlfriend, Frankie (Donna Douglas). A rash of bad luck leads Johnny to a fortuneteller, who informs him of a redheaded good luck charm. Enter Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), the lover of Johnny's boss, whose presence coincides with a change in Johnny's luck. But Frankie grows jealous of Johnny's new acquaintance, and the conflict comes to a head during a masquerade ball. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
Ricky Ford
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.
Bingo with Elvis
Parkes Services Club
Thursday, 10:30 ( 1 Hr)
$2
Pop in for a round or two of bingo with Elvis. $2 buys 10 games.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Lessons with Stan and Stela Alexander – Intermediate Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Thursday, 10:45 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$Adults $25/Kids & Teens $20
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
In the Shadow of the King
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 11:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Starring Lenard Connolly, one of the very few Indigenous Elvis tribute artists. Len is stepping away from his seven piece backing band to do a one man show that will entertain all.
Anthony Tenace
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 11:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy Anthony Tenace downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Rock n Roll Partner Dance with Sharee Wilson – Beginners Level 2
Holy Family School Hall
Thursday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
The content of this class will be different everyday with at least 2- 3 new moves. You can join this class on any day as long as you have completed the Level 1- Absolute Beginners class also available.
Noon
Elvis Lives in Parkes
Generosity Church
Thursday, 12:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
For a gold coin donation, you can take a break from the heat to sit down in the air-conditioned comfort of Generosity Church and relive the story of the Festival, from its grassroots beginning one night at Gracelands Restaurant (now Hotel Gracelands) to its international  success today.
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Thursday, 12:00 ( 10 Hrs)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Big Music Bandits
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Thursday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
The Bandits are an elite group of kids that get to play live at community events and travel to support some huge shows around Australia and even overseas! See them perform on the ARTC Main Stage.
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Thursday, 12:00 ( 10 Hrs)
FREE
Check out the entertainment on offer on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage on Thursday 9th January 2020.
Elvis Meets Tom
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy this entertaining free concert listening to Mike Tsama as Elvis and Broderick Lloyd Jones as Tom Jones, in the friendly air conditioned environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Vintage & Showgirl Burlesque Workshops
Hart Bar at the Railway Hotel
Thursday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$36
VINTAGE SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE WORKSHOPS with special guest performances from award winning burlesque artists – Turquoise Delite, Sugar Derramar & Mister Ree Join Dance Like A Diva for a glamorous afternoon of fabulous fun at the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival. We have two wonderful dance workshops to choose from – Vintage Burlesque and Showgirl Burlesque
Elvis Bridge Afternoon
Astro Dish Motor Inn
Thursday, 13:00 ( 4 Hrs)
$10
Relax and make new friends at the Elvis Bridge Afternoon hosted by the Parkes Bridge Club.
Ricky Ford
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.
Rock n Roll Line Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson
Holy Family School Hall
Thursday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn two Rock ‘n’ Roll style line dances. Line dancing is not just for country music. Line dancing has been part of the social dance floor throughout the decades in all the styles of music including the 50’s rock n roll era. Sharee has choreographed some easy to learn line dances for the Parkes Elvis Festival.
Mike Cole
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Mike Cole  has been involved with music for over 20 years and in 2017 started performing as a tribute artist with this Elvis Tribute show, Always Elvis. In a short amount of time Mike has earned a spot in the top 3 places in two international competitions and has twice performed at Europe's largest annual Elvis Festival. His fascination with Elvis began as a child whilst watching a re-run of an old movie on television, Blue Hawaii, and was captivated by the man singing on the TV. Mike started his music career with cover bands in NZ, regularly being asked to sing Elvis songs as people said he sounded like Elvis. If you are in Melbourne, you can see Mike perform his show at the Apollo Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights where he has a permanent residency, as well we performing other shows in and around Australia and Internationally.
Ukulele Workshop – Intermediate
Parkes Golf Club
Thursday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$24
Learn your favourite Elvis songs on the ukulele. This workshop is for those players that know a few chords and want to learn more.
Love Me Tender Movie
Generosity Church
Thursday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Confederate soldiers led by Vance Reno (Richard Egan) rob a Union train of its payroll money. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. Now an outlaw, Vance takes his share and heads home, where he intends to marry his fiancée, Cathy (Debra Paget). But upon arrival he discovers that she has already married his youngest brother, Clint (Elvis Presley). The troubled family tries to reconnect -- while also evading the law. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Thursday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
‘Elvis, Elvis, Elvis’ with Brendon Chase
Parkes Hotel
Thursday, 14:45 ( 2 Hrs & 45 mins)
FREE
Whilst you are waiting for the trains to arrive, enjoy singing along with New Zealand's Brendon Chase.
Regional Hound Dog Express Arrival
Parkes Regional Airport
Thursday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
In a Festival experience not to be missed, give excited passengers a warm Elvis Festival welcome as they arrive in Parkes.
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
See the Bogan River Band downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Geoff Suede
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Geoff Suede was winner of Australia's 2016 Elvis Sing A like Contest at the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival. Professional vocal training and dedication allows Geoff to perform a wide variety of Elvis most popular hits from the soft romantic ballads, Elvis movies and Elvis energetic 70's Concerts keeping the Elvis memories alive.
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Learn a Rock ‘n’ Roll Routine with Sharee Wilson – Intermediate
Holy Family School Hall
Thursday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn a Rock n Roll Routine (intermediate) is a med-fast pace class, putting together intermediate level steps to create a routine.
Rick Charles
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 15:15 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
For his army of dedicated fans and audiences around the country, Rick Charles is knows as Australia's No.1 showman! After almost three decades of performances at every major venue in Australia and a string of television appearances, he has the voice, the moves, the comedy, the originality with a warmth and charm that endears him to be widely acknowledged as one of the most universal acts in Australia.
Lounge Elvis
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 16:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Lounge Elvis calls himself Marrickville's finest Elvis Tribute Artist. He got hooked on The King working in a restaurant that only played Elvis, and started sneaking the tapes home, to keep the music playing everywhere, around the clock. Lounge’s favourite period of Elvis is 68-72, and the tracks laid down at American Studios with Chips Moman – In the Ghetto, Don’t Cry Daddy, Kentucky Rain.. whats not to like. Lounge says there is no better place to play than Parkes in January, and his 110% Elvis show is always different and a Parkes festival favourite
Jeffrey Hancox
Cambridge Hotel
Thursday, 16:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Be entertained by Jeffrey Hancox at the Cambridge Hotel.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Swing
Middleton Public School
Thursday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners swing class
NSW TrainLink Elvis Express Arrival
Parkes Railway Station
Thursday, 16:15 ( 45 mins)
FREE
In a Festival experience not to be missed, give excited passengers a warm Elvis Festival welcome as they arrive in Parkes!
Lachlan Valley Rail Blue Suede Express Arrival
Parkes Railway Station
Thursday, 17:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
In a Festival experience not to be missed, give excited passengers a warm Elvis Festival welcome as they arrive in Parkes!
Joe Ozzimo
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 17:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Joe Ozzimo is an amateur vocalist with a strong interest in performing as an Elvis Tribute Artist. He has sung with bands for many years and in the last few years decided to focus on Elvis. Joe has attended the last two Parkes Elvis Festivals and in 2019 performed on the Memphis Stage,  busked and entered the senior tribute contest on the ARTC Main Stage.
‘Elvis, Elvis, Elvis’ Tribute Show
Parkes Hotel
Thursday, 17:30 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Kick start your Festival with this showcase of local and international Elvis tribute artists.
Dragon Boating Elvis
Lake Endeavour
Thursday, 17:30 ( 2 Hrs)
$15 cost at venue
Dragon Boat paddling with Elvis on the lovely Lake Endeavour. Meet plenty of friendly dragons who will make you welcome. Have fun and win prizes with Elvis music trivia in the boat. Enjoy lakeside refreshments after the paddle. Grab a lift out to the Lake with our car-pooling at Lions Park at 5pm or meet at Lake Endeavour at 5.30pm
Pm
Elvis Meets Tom
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 18:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy this entertaining free concert listening to Mike Tsama as Elvis and Broderick Lloyd Jones as Tom Jones, in the friendly air conditioned environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Intermediate Swing
Middleton Public School
Thursday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner
Parkes Services Club
Thursday, 18:30 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
$66
Ladies, it’s your time to shine at the Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner and celebrate the style and grace of Priscilla Presley. The theme of the 2020 event is Masquerade from Elvis' 1966 movie Frankie and Johnny. Enjoy a 2 course meal, watch the competitions, be entertained by Dean Vegas and Amitie, be in the running for lucky door prizes and the raffle draw. Competitions include Miss Priscilla, Miss 66' and hairstyles of the 60s.
Elvis Trivia
The Railway Hotel
Thursday, 18:30 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Test how many weird, wonderful and utterly useless facts are in your arsenal at Elvis trivia! Its free to play and there are fun prizes to be won.
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 19:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
Elvis & Friends – Gavin Chatelier & Royden Donohue
Presbyterian Church
Thursday, 19:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$20
Together on the one stage Gavin Chatelier - “ The singer with the velvet voice” & Royden Donohue, one of the top ElVIS tribute artists of the world with a vocal resemblance to the velvet timbre of Elvis is uncanny. Gavin & Royden pay an unforgettable, not to be missed tribute to Elvis & his friends- Tom Jones, Engelbert, BJ Thomas, Cliff Richard, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves and many others, who were inspired by Elvis.
Rock and Bowl Dinner Show
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Thursday, 19:00 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
$50
2 course meal and 3 hours of great entertainment. Check out and enjoy other events that are part of the Parkes Elvis Festival.
Mike Cole
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Mike Cole  has been involved with music for over 20 years and in 2017 started performing as a tribute artist with this Elvis Tribute show, Always Elvis. In a short amount of time Mike has earned a spot in the top 3 places in two international competitions and has twice performed at Europe's largest annual Elvis Festival. His fascination with Elvis began as a child whilst watching a re-run of an old movie on television, Blue Hawaii, and was captivated by the man singing on the TV. Mike started his music career with cover bands in NZ, regularly being asked to sing Elvis songs as people said he sounded like Elvis. If you are in Melbourne, you can see Mike perform his show at the Apollo Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights where he has a permanent residency, as well we performing other shows in and around Australia and Internationally.
Kiwi Elvis
Coachman Hotel Motel
Thursday, 20:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Join Trevor T Martin, fondly known to many as Kiwi Elvis. His rock 'n' roll show including hits from The King assures a night of great music and dancing for all.
Elvis Karaoke
Parkes Hotel
Thursday, 20:00 ( 4 Hrs)
FREE
Belt out some tunes at Parkes' home of karaoke, The Parkes Hotel.
Feature Concert Series starring Dean Z – 1968 Comeback Special
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$70
US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z is set to wow audiences in five high-energy concerts, celebrating Elvis Presley’s music, to be held at Parkes Leagues Club from Wednesday, 8 January to Sunday 12 January 2020. The Thursday concert of Dean Z will be the '68 Comeback Special.
VEGAS FEVER – An evening with Vince Gelonese
Cambridge Hotel
Thursday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$$20 + BF / VIP $30 + BF
VEGAS FEVER - An evening with Vince Gelonese, an all-new sensational show, featuring the incredible vocals of award winning performer - Vince Gelonese (#1 Billboard chart USA artist, 2014)
Cinema Under The Stars: Frankie & Johnny
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Thursday, 20:30 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Bring the family and relax under the warm evening sky with Elvis' 1966 movie, Frankie and Johnny.
Damian Mullin & The Melbourne Five
Parkes Leagues Club
Thursday, 21:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Damian Mullin & The Melbourne Five downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Thursday, 22:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.

Friday
Am
Amazing Forbes Elvis Breakfast
Templar St Forbes
Friday, 07:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast from 7am with live entertainment right in the heart of Templar Street, Forbes.
Elvis Breakie
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 07:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy breakfast 'Elvis Style' at the Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Friday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners jitterbug class
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Friday, 09:00 ( 12 Hrs & 45 mins)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Trike Adventures
Festival Boulevard
Friday, 09:00 ( 8 Hrs)
$20
Cruise around Parkes on the totally awesome motor trike. Three friends can get All Shook Up at once whilst wheel'n and deal'n down Festival boulevard. Operating from 10am - 8pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 09:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Elvis Golf
Parkes Golf Club
Friday, 09:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$15
In these dry times, the Parkes Golf Club has been calling out Love Me Tender so come and help us give the course some Burning Love and cover the course with spandex, gems and rockabilly hair.
Rock n Roll Partner Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson – Absolute Beginners Level 1
Holy Family School Hall
Friday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn the foundation basics and some easy Rock ‘n’ Roll moves. You will learn safe dance practice so you don’t injure yourself or your partner.
Classic and Heritage Car Show
Festival Boulevard
Friday, 10:00 ( 6 Hrs)
FREE
Featuring cars, vans and motorbikes from bygone days. Registrations are open, with entry forms available online.
Photographic Competition Exhibit
Masonic Hall
Friday, 10:00 ( 7 Hrs)
FREE
A picture is normally worth 1000 words, but when it comes to Parkes Elvis Festival, an image is priceless. There are four categories: a smartphone, digital portrait, digital black and white, plus digital colour categories. View the collection of photos entered in the photography competition - you'll never know who or what you will discover hidden in the photographs! Proudly supported by Harvey Norman and Adobe.
2020 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Heats
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 10:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$48
Experience some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the industry as they compete for their place in history at the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. This contest is a search for the Elvis tribute artist who best represents Elvis in the area of vocals, style, stage presence and overall performance. In this show, see all the competitors as they strive for a place in Saturday's Finals. Contestants are backed by a full band.
Elvis Bingo at the Railway Bowling Club
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 10:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Knock on the door, it's number four! Pop in for a round or two of bingo and meet some new Festival friends.
Ukulele Workshop – Intermediate
Parkes Little Theatre
Friday, 10:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$24
Learn your favourite Elvis songs on the ukulele. This workshop is for those players that know a few chords and want to learn more.
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Friday, 10:00 ( 12 Hrs)
FREE
Check out the free entertainment on offer on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage on Friday 10 January.
Love Me Tender Movie
Generosity Church
Friday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Confederate soldiers led by Vance Reno (Richard Egan) rob a Union train of its payroll money. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. Now an outlaw, Vance takes his share and heads home, where he intends to marry his fiancée, Cathy (Debra Paget). But upon arrival he discovers that she has already married his youngest brother, Clint (Elvis Presley). The troubled family tries to reconnect -- while also evading the law. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
Hound Dog Competition and Show
Ray White Parkes
Friday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr)
$10 per dog per category
Parkes Elvis Festival Hound Dog Competition and Show Presented by Bartley's Barkers & Ray White Parkes Categories include; Best Dressed themed dog (Frankie & Johnny), Best Dressed owner/Dog Elvis combo, Best dressed Pooch Elvis jumpsuit
Bingo with Elvis
Parkes Services Club
Friday, 10:30 ( 1 Hr)
$2
Pop in for a round or two of bingo with Elvis. $2 buys 10 games.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Lessons with Stan and Stela Alexander – Intermediate Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Friday, 10:45 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$Adults $25/Kids & Teens $20
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
Anthony Tenace
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 11:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy Anthony Tenace downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Elvis – A Prince From Another Planet starring Marcus Jackson
Parkes Services Club
Friday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr)
$31
Starring Marcus Jackson - Australia's International Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist will be performing Elvis - A Prince From Another Planet
Rock n Roll Partner Dance with Sharee Wilson – Beginners Level 2
Holy Family School Hall
Friday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
The content of this class will be different everyday with at least 2- 3 new moves. You can join this class on any day as long as you have completed the Level 1- Absolute Beginners class also available.
Noon
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 12:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
This is the Story Documentary
Generosity Church
Friday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
"This is the Story" is a documentary that tells the story of Parkes Elvis Festival by the people who helped shape and create the event into the phenomenon it is today. Watch this documentary in the air-conditioned comfort of Generosity Church.
Johnny Angel
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 12:30 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Johnny Angel is the "2018 Elvis Down Under Champion" and "2019 Viva Surfers Paradise Top10 Finalist" Parkes Elvis Festival is one of the highlights the start of every year. Performing on the Elvis Express Train and meeting the Elvis Fans is an incredible feeling.
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
Elvis Bingo
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Friday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Come along and support Can Assist at this fun, annual fundraiser. Legs eleven it could be your lucky day.
Vintage & Showgirl Burlesque Workshops
Hart Bar at the Railway Hotel
Friday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$36
VINTAGE SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE WORKSHOPS with special guest performances from award winning burlesque artists – Turquoise Delite, Sugar Derramar & Mister Ree Join Dance Like A Diva for a glamorous afternoon of fabulous fun at the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival. We have two wonderful dance workshops to choose from – Vintage Burlesque and Showgirl Burlesque
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Friday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
Up Close & Personal with Damian Mullin
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$$25/$45
Share a delicious lunchtime escape with crowd favourite, Damian Mullin. Damian stands a powerful 6'2" and possesses a voice and the moves that capture the essence of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Damian will deliver a high energy, interactive and incredibly exciting performance every time he is on stage.
Rock n Roll Line Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson
Holy Family School Hall
Friday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Line dancing is not just for country music. Line dancing has been part of the social dance floor throughout the decades in all the styles of music including the 50’s rock n roll era. Sharee has choreographed some easy to learn line dances for the Parkes Elvis Festival
Dean Vegas tribute to The King
Parkes Little Theatre
Friday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr)
$38
Renowned entertainer Dean Vegas will wow entertainers in this special, one hour spectacular tribute to The King. Backed by a dynamic band, Dean’s show is not to be missed.
A Brand New ‘Sean Luke Spiteri’ – The Impossible Dream
Parkes Services Club
Friday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$35
This is the new SEAN LUKE SPITERI in his brand new concept show ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM’ - an up close and personal intimate show reflecting on Elvis Presley and his life. Sean has now debuted ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM’ for Elvis fans to sit back, take in the music and understand what the true Elvis was all about. Sean will give you an insight into the story behind these great timeless songs and will talk to his audience about the journey that he has been on as an Elvis Tribute Artist. This show is a celebration of the greatest entertainer that has ever lived.
Frankie & Johnny Movie
Generosity Church
Friday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Habitual gambler and musician Johnny (Elvis Presley) performs at a riverboat casino on the Mississippi River, along with his girlfriend, Frankie (Donna Douglas). A rash of bad luck leads Johnny to a fortuneteller, who informs him of a redheaded good luck charm. Enter Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), the lover of Johnny's boss, whose presence coincides with a change in Johnny's luck. But Frankie grows jealous of Johnny's new acquaintance, and the conflict comes to a head during a masquerade ball. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
Ricky Ford
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 14:30 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.
Busking Competition Judging
Cambridge Hotel
Friday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Catch all the Festival buskers as they perform on back stage in the Cambridge Hotel courtyard.
One Song Sing
Coachman Hotel Motel
Friday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$10
Join in singing with everyone to your favourite Elvis song! In one hour we are going to teach you 'Return to Sender' in three vocal parts.
Adam Harvey: Elvis Country Special
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$35
There is no better entertainer to perform a tribute to Elvis' country music hits at the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival. Adam will take to the stage at Parkes Leagues Club at 3pm on Friday 10 January in Adam Harvey: Elvis Country Special.
Brody Finlay
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Brody grew up loving the sounds of Elvis Presley and singing on stage since the age of five. He was scouted to perform as Elvis in Sydney and since then has developed his likeness to 'The King’s' movements, voice and mannerisms. Brody was placed 2nd in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest at the Festival in 2018, won in 2019 and represented the Festival in Memphis. 
Learn a Rock ‘n’ Roll Routine with Sharee Wilson – Intermediate
Holy Family School Hall
Friday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn a Rock n Roll Routine (intermediate) is a med-fast pace class, putting together intermediate level steps to create a routine.
Lounge Elvis
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 15:30 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Lounge Elvis calls himself Marrickville's finest Elvis Tribute Artist. He got hooked on The King working in a restaurant that only played Elvis, and started sneaking the tapes home, to keep the music playing everywhere, around the clock. Lounge’s favourite period of Elvis is 68-72, and the tracks laid down at American Studios with Chips Moman – In the Ghetto, Don’t Cry Daddy, Kentucky Rain.. whats not to like. Lounge says there is no better place to play than Parkes in January, and his 110% Elvis show is always different and a Parkes festival favourite
From Vegas to the Parkes Hotel
Parkes Hotel
Friday, 15:30 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Enjoy an afternoon of singing and dancing to local and overseas Elvis tribute artists.
Photography Competition Winners Announcement
Masonic Hall
Friday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Winners of the 2020 Photography Competition will be announced at the Masonic Hall on Friday 10 January at 4pm.
Kids Talent Workshop
Parkes School of Dance
Friday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Fans just can't help falling in love with Elvis at an early age in Parkes, so in a Festival first we are bringing you an exclusive kid's talent workshop to nurture and develop the next generation of Elvis tribute artists. Do you want to learn to shake, rattle and roll like The King? Join Greg Page, the former Yellow Wiggle, and Damian Mullin, accomplished Elvis Tribute Artist in a hands-on interactive workshop to help you perform just like Elvis himself. Learn how to master the moves, the look and the voice in small groups lead by the pros.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Swing
Middleton Public School
Friday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners swing class
In the Shadow of the King
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 16:30 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Starring Lenard Connolly, one of the very few Indigenous Elvis tribute artists. Len is stepping away from his seven piece backing band to do a one man show that will entertain all.
Barry Green
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 17:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
See Barry Green downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Friday, 17:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
TRIBUTE TO ELVIS’ Gospel & Inspirational Songs
Presbyterian Church
Friday, 17:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$Free - bookings required
One of the Australia’s most versatile voices - GAVIN CHATELIER has become known as “The singer with the velvet voice.” On January 10th Gavin will be bringing his popular TRIBUTE TO ELVIS' Gospel & Inspirational Songs Show to The Parkes ELVIS festvial. Gavin’s show is more than a musical performance or a tribute show. Through these legendary & timeless songs, he shares the stories behind the songs & how they impacted the life & faith of ELVIS.
Big Music Bandits
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Friday, 17:30 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
The Bandits are an elite group of kids that get to play live at community events and travel to support some huge shows around Australia and even overseas! See them perform on the ARTC Main Stage.
Pm
Mark Andrew Legends Show
Parkes Little Theatre
Friday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$58
Mark Andrew will wow audiences with his renowned Legends show. Wonder at the versatility of our Festival friend as he skilfully portrays Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jim Morrison and Dean Martin. Backed by a phenomenal band, this show is not to be missed.
Mike Cole
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 18:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Mike Cole  has been involved with music for over 20 years and in 2017 started performing as a tribute artist with this Elvis Tribute show, Always Elvis. In a short amount of time Mike has earned a spot in the top 3 places in two international competitions and has twice performed at Europe's largest annual Elvis Festival. His fascination with Elvis began as a child whilst watching a re-run of an old movie on television, Blue Hawaii, and was captivated by the man singing on the TV. Mike started his music career with cover bands in NZ, regularly being asked to sing Elvis songs as people said he sounded like Elvis. If you are in Melbourne, you can see Mike perform his show at the Apollo Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights where he has a permanent residency, as well we performing other shows in and around Australia and Internationally.
Wayne Coopers’ Elvis and The All Stars
IKON @ Hotel Gracelands
Friday, 18:00 ( 4 Hrs)
$86
Enjoy part of our Festival history and visit IKON, located in the original Parkes Elvis Festival venue. IKON provides an atmospheric dining experience in a classic yet contemporary setting.Doors open at 6pm with dinner served from 7pm and entertainment kicking off at 8pm.Enjoy a delicious two-course meal and the fantastic sounds of Wayne Cooper in Elvis and the All Stars.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Intermediate Swing
Middleton Public School
Friday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 19:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
Elvis Downunder Dinner Show
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Friday, 19:00 ( 3 Hrs)
$50.00
Starring Australia's Paul Fenech and New Zealand's Brendon Chase along with Johnny Angel and for the first time in Parkes, Che Orton. Together they will bring an exciting and dynamic tribute to The King. Two course meal and three hours of great entertainment.
The John Field Band with special guest Brendon Chase
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Friday, 19:00 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the fantastic John Field Band. This eight-piece high energy, engaging, party-style, rock 'n' roll band includes the vocal talents of John Field and Bronwyn Mulcahy plus a dynamic three piece horn section and the 'engine room' of rock rhythm sections.
Jeffrey Hancox
Cambridge Hotel
Friday, 19:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Be entertained by Jeffrey Hancox at the Cambridge Hotel.
Jack Gatto – From a Jack to a King
Parkes Services Club
Friday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$50
Jack Gatto returns to where it all began - Parkes Elvis Festival. Since winning the Parkes sound-a-like and then proceeding to win Australia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest twice, Jack has been fortunate enough to travel the world and fill venues paying tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley.
Dinner in the Vines with ‘Trouble for Johnny’
Twisted River Wines
Friday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
$85 without bus / $95 with bus
The vines will be rocking again when Twisted River team up with Baz Patterson and Trouble with Johnny. Watch the sunset over the vines and enjoy dinner and extensive bar (no BYO) and live Elvis entertainment.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Friday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$Adults - $25pp  / Kids & Teens $20pp
Join Stan & Stela, internationally qualified and licensed dance teachers from the Central West NSW Dance Sports Academy for a Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party The Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party will start with a 30 minute beginners dance class followed by non-stop 1950-60’s style dance music to dance the night away - fun, fun, fun!
Rick Charles
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 19:45 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
For his army of dedicated fans and audiences around the country, Rick Charles is knows as Australia's No.1 showman! After almost three decades of performances at every major venue in Australia and a string of television appearances, he has the voice, the moves, the comedy, the originality with a warmth and charm that endears him to be widely acknowledged as one of the most universal acts in Australia.
Stuey V as Elvis
Hart Bar at the Railway Hotel
Friday, 20:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Stuey V brings a very vibrant and energetic performance to the stage and also recently had the honour of performing in the 'The Graceland Tent' in Memphis in 2017. He portrays Elvis in his prime during the 50's and 60's and sure knows how to excite an audience.
Elvis Meets Tom
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy this entertaining free concert listening to Mike Tsama as Elvis and Broderick Lloyd Jones as Tom Jones, in the friendly air conditioned environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Feature Concert Series starring Dean Z – Elvis in Las Vegas 1969
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$70
US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z is set to wow audiences in five high-energy concerts, celebrating Elvis Presley’s music, to be held at Parkes Leagues Club from Wednesday, 8 January to Sunday 12 January 2020. US tribute artist Dean Z will bring the house down with Friday night concert, Elvis in Las Vegas 1969. Relive the 1969/1970 Las Vegas shows covering Elvis' early Las Vegas performances
Rock Back The Clock featuring Aaron Mansfield
Parkes Hotel
Friday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Elvis will definitely be in the building. With some special guests that will certainly have you dancing, singing and yelling for more. This show will get you All Shook Up.
Splashpool
Cambridge Hotel
Friday, 20:00 ( 4 Hrs)
FREE
Splashpool are one of Australia's leading corporate Covers bands. This 7 piece rock outfit from Tamworth includes some of the Australia's  finest Singers and Musicians, who are all accomplished artists in their own right.
Double Trouble
Coachman Hotel Motel
Friday, 20:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Damian Mullin & The Melbourne Five
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, 21:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Damian Mullin & The Melbourne Five downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
The Stray Dogs
Forbes Inn Hotel
Friday, 21:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Get your blue suede shoes on and go dog go to the Forbes Inn to hear the rambuctious rockabilly, rhythm & blues and vintage rock n roll of The Stray Dogs
Soul Movers
Parkes Little Theatre
Friday, 21:00 ( 1 Hr)
$25
Fronted by charismatic frontwoman Lizzie Mack and her brother in Soul, guitarist Murray Cook (ex-Red Wiggle), The Soul Movers are a Sydney-based, rockin' pop and funky soul band. 
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Friday, 22:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Elvis Karaoke
Parkes Hotel
Friday, 22:30 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Belt out some tunes at Parkes' home of karaoke, The Parkes Hotel.

Saturday
Am
Elvis Breakie
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 07:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy breakfast 'Elvis Style' at the Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Saturday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners jitterbug class
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Saturday, 09:00 ( 12 Hrs & 45 mins)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Trike Adventures
Festival Boulevard
Saturday, 09:00 ( 8 Hrs)
$20
Cruise around Parkes on the totally awesome motor trike. Three friends can get All Shook Up at once whilst wheel'n and deal'n down Festival boulevard. Operating from 10am - 8pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 09:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Saturday, 09:30 ( 12 Hrs & 45 mins)
FREE
Check out the entertainment on offer on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage on Saturday 12 January.
Photographic Competition Exhibit
Masonic Hall
Saturday, 10:00 ( 6 Hrs)
FREE
A picture is normally worth 1000 words, but when it comes to Parkes Elvis Festival, an image is priceless. There are four categories: a smartphone, digital portrait, digital black and white, plus digital colour categories. View the collection of photos entered in the photography competition - you'll never know who or what you will discover hidden in the photographs! Proudly supported by Harvey Norman and Adobe.
Northparkes Mines Street Parade
Festival Boulevard
Saturday, 10:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
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.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Lessons with Stan and Stela Alexander – Intermediate Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Saturday, 10:45 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$Adults $25/Kids & Teens $20
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
Sean Leedham
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
See Sean Leedham downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Saturday, 11:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
Ricky Ford
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.
Elvis Lives in Parkes
Generosity Church
Saturday, 11:30 ( 30 mins)
FREE
For a gold coin donation, you can take a break from the heat to sit down in the air-conditioned comfort of Generosity Church and relive the story of the Festival, from its grassroots beginning one night at Gracelands Restaurant (now Hotel Gracelands) to its international  success today.
Up Close & Personal with Damian Mullin
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 11:30 ( 2 Hrs)
$25 show only / $45 lunch and show
Share a delicious lunchtime escape with crowd favourite, Damian Mullin. Damian stands a powerful 6'2" and possesses a voice and the moves that capture the essence of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Damian will deliver a high energy, interactive and incredibly exciting performance every time he is on stage.
Kiwi Elvis
Coachman Hotel Motel
Saturday, 11:30 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Join Trevor T Martin, fondly known to many as Kiwi Elvis. His rock 'n' roll show including hits from The King assures a night of great music and dancing for all.
Cars of the Era Show
Short St Parkes
Saturday, 11:30 ( 4 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Cars of the Era showcases the automobiles that ruled the road from a time when Elvis ruled the airwaves.
Noon
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 12:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
In the Shadow of the King
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Starring Lenard Connolly, one of the very few Indigenous Elvis tribute artists. Len is stepping away from his seven piece backing band to do a one man show that will entertain all.
Rock n Roll Partner Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson – Absolute Beginners Level 1
Holy Family School Hall
Saturday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn the foundation basics and some easy Rock ‘n’ Roll moves. You will learn safe dance practice so you don’t injure yourself or your partner.
Elvis by Request
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Saturday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$10.00
Two hours of great Elvis hits that you ask for! Enjoy a great afternoon as some of the best ETA's cover three decades of Elvis. Meals available at the Club.
Love Me Tender Movie
Generosity Church
Saturday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Confederate soldiers led by Vance Reno (Richard Egan) rob a Union train of its payroll money. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. Now an outlaw, Vance takes his share and heads home, where he intends to marry his fiancée, Cathy (Debra Paget). But upon arrival he discovers that she has already married his youngest brother, Clint (Elvis Presley). The troubled family tries to reconnect -- while also evading the law. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
2020 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Finals
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 13:30 ( 2 Hrs)
$66
Twenty become eight as Elvis tribute artists battle it out to represent Parkes in Memphis.
Geoff Suede
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 13:30 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Geoff Suede was winner of Australia's 2016 Elvis Sing A like Contest at the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival. Professional vocal training and dedication allows Geoff to perform a wide variety of Elvis most popular hits from the soft romantic ballads, Elvis movies and Elvis energetic 70's Concerts keeping the Elvis memories alive.
A Brand New ‘Sean Luke Spiteri’ – The Impossible Dream
Parkes Services Club
Saturday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$35
This is the new SEAN LUKE SPITERI in his brand new concept show ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM’ - an up close and personal intimate show reflecting on Elvis Presley and his life. Sean has now debuted ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM’ for Elvis fans to sit back, take in the music and understand what the true Elvis was all about. Sean will give you an insight into the story behind these great timeless songs and will talk to his audience about the journey that he has been on as an Elvis Tribute Artist. This show is a celebration of the greatest entertainer that has ever lived.
Brody Finlay
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Brody grew up loving the sounds of Elvis Presley and singing on stage since the age of five. He was scouted to perform as Elvis in Sydney and since then has developed his likeness to 'The King’s' movements, voice and mannerisms. Brody was placed 2nd in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest at the Festival in 2018, won in 2019 and represented the Festival in Memphis. 
Rock n Roll Partner Dance with Sharee Wilson – Beginners Level 2
Holy Family School Hall
Saturday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
The content of this class will be different everyday with at least 2- 3 new moves. You can join this class on any day as long as you have completed the Level 1- Absolute Beginners class also available.
Amitie
Cambridge Hotel
Saturday, 14:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Based in Parkes, Shevaun Brown, Christie Green and Christa Radley make up this talented trio. With amazing vocals and vibrant costumes, you will be swept back in time listening to hits of the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Johnny Angel
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 14:30 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Johnny Angel is the "2018 Elvis Down Under Champion" and "2019 Viva Surfers Paradise Top10 Finalist" Parkes Elvis Festival is one of the highlights the start of every year. Performing on the Elvis Express Train and meeting the Elvis Fans is an incredible feeling.
Busking Competition Judging
Cambridge Hotel
Saturday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Catch all the Festival buskers as they perform on back stage in the Cambridge Hotel courtyard.
Frankie & Johnny Movie
Generosity Church
Saturday, 15:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Habitual gambler and musician Johnny (Elvis Presley) performs at a riverboat casino on the Mississippi River, along with his girlfriend, Frankie (Donna Douglas). A rash of bad luck leads Johnny to a fortuneteller, who informs him of a redheaded good luck charm. Enter Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), the lover of Johnny's boss, whose presence coincides with a change in Johnny's luck. But Frankie grows jealous of Johnny's new acquaintance, and the conflict comes to a head during a masquerade ball. Generosity Church has comfortable seats, is air-conditioned, has disabled toilets, parents feeding room with coffee and refreshments available for purchase. Generosity Church is located on Bogan Street opposite Parkes Little Theatre. Gold Coin Donation.
Viva, Viva, Viva Elvis Tribute Show
Parkes Hotel
Saturday, 15:30 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Bringing you three Elvis tribute artists with over three decades of The King's hit songs. Requests taken!
Lounge Elvis
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 16:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Lounge Elvis calls himself Marrickville's finest Elvis Tribute Artist. He got hooked on The King working in a restaurant that only played Elvis, and started sneaking the tapes home, to keep the music playing everywhere, around the clock. Lounge’s favourite period of Elvis is 68-72, and the tracks laid down at American Studios with Chips Moman – In the Ghetto, Don’t Cry Daddy, Kentucky Rain.. whats not to like. Lounge says there is no better place to play than Parkes in January, and his 110% Elvis show is always different and a Parkes festival favourite
Laugh Louder Smile Brighter with Damian Mullin
Parkes Little Theatre
Saturday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Enjoy this special theatre show where Damian combines his tribute to Elvis with a wicked and witty sense of humour that engages the audience from start to finish.
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
See the Bogan River Band downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Double Trouble
Coachman Hotel Motel
Saturday, 16:00 ( 4 Hrs)
FREE
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Swing
Middleton Public School
Saturday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners swing class
ELVIS – A Legendary Performer starring Mark Anthony
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 17:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$58
Making his long-awaited return to Parkes Elvis Festival, Mark Anthony presents an exceptionally dynamic Elvis tribute that exudes the raw energy and true essence of The King of Rock 'n' Roll.  
Barry Green
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 17:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
See Barry Green downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
The Gospel Elvis Show
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Saturday, 17:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Gavin Chatelier's sound is timeless and evergreen with his popular - ELVIS GOSPEL SHOW drawing full house attendences. For over 5 years Gavin has enjoyed sharing his music at The Parkes Elvis Festival. His voice, his story and quality perfromances will leave you with unforgettable memories.
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Mike Cole
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 18:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Mike Cole  has been involved with music for over 20 years and in 2017 started performing as a tribute artist with this Elvis Tribute show, Always Elvis. In a short amount of time Mike has earned a spot in the top 3 places in two international competitions and has twice performed at Europe's largest annual Elvis Festival. His fascination with Elvis began as a child whilst watching a re-run of an old movie on television, Blue Hawaii, and was captivated by the man singing on the TV. Mike started his music career with cover bands in NZ, regularly being asked to sing Elvis songs as people said he sounded like Elvis. If you are in Melbourne, you can see Mike perform his show at the Apollo Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights where he has a permanent residency, as well we performing other shows in and around Australia and Internationally.
Heaven and Earth Legends featuring Wayne Cooper
IKON @ Hotel Gracelands
Saturday, 18:00 ( 4 Hrs)
$86
Enjoy a delicious two-course meal and superb entertainment. Featuring Wayne Cooper as Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley with Alicia Cooper as Dusty Springfield and Mel Zambelis as Connie Francis.
Big Music Bandits
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Saturday, 18:00 ( 45 mins)
FREE
The Bandits are an elite group of kids that get to play live at community events and travel to support some huge shows around Australia and even overseas! See them perform on the ARTC Main Stage.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Intermediate Swing
Middleton Public School
Saturday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 19:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
Memphis to Moody Blue
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Saturday, 19:00 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
$50
Starring Parkes UETA winners Brendon Chase and Brody Finlay with a special performance by rising star Anthony Fenech. Together they will take you on a musical journey from where it all began to the final recording. 2 Course Meal and 3 hours of great entertainment.
A Night on the S.S. Mississippi Queen
Lions Park, Forbes
Saturday, 19:00 ( 3 Hrs)
$90
Immerse yourself in the world of Frankie and Johnny on the banks of Lake Forbes at an Elvis experience like no other! Enjoy a delicious sit down meal, try your luck at our simulated table games and be entertained by the incredible Hillbilly Elvis live show. Full bar facilities available. $90 per person (includes dinner and Hillbilly Elvis live show)
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Saturday, 19:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
Greg Page
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Saturday, 19:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
Greg Page pays tribute to the music of the era.
Stuey V
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Saturday, 19:00 ( 30 mins)
FREE
Stuey V pays tribute to Elvis on the ARTC Main Stage.
Rick Charles
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 19:15 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
For his army of dedicated fans and audiences around the country, Rick Charles is knows as Australia's No.1 showman! After almost three decades of performances at every major venue in Australia and a string of television appearances, he has the voice, the moves, the comedy, the originality with a warmth and charm that endears him to be widely acknowledged as one of the most universal acts in Australia.
Jack Gatto – From a Jack to a King
Parkes Services Club
Saturday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$50
Jack Gatto returns to where it all began - Parkes Elvis Festival. Since winning the Parkes sound-a-like and then proceeding to win Australia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest twice, Jack has been fortunate enough to travel the world and fill venues paying tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley.
Elvis & Legends Show featuring Aaron Mansfield
Parkes Hotel
Saturday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Bringing The King and his friends together, you never know who will drop by. Buddy, JOK, Tom Jones and more!!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Saturday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$Adults - $25pp  / Kids & Teens $20pp
Join Stan & Stela, internationally qualified and licensed dance teachers from the Central West NSW Dance Sports Academy for a Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party The Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party will start with a 30 minute beginners dance class followed by non-stop 1950-60’s style dance music to dance the night away - fun, fun, fun!
Stuey V as Elvis
Hart Bar at the Railway Hotel
Saturday, 20:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Stuey V brings a very vibrant and energetic performance to the stage and also recently had the honour of performing in the 'The Graceland Tent' in Memphis in 2017. He portrays Elvis in his prime during the 50's and 60's and sure knows how to excite an audience.
Elvis Meets Tom
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy this entertaining free concert listening to Mike Tsama as Elvis and Broderick Lloyd Jones as Tom Jones, in the friendly air conditioned environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Feature Concert Series starring Dean Z – Elvis | The Rocker
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$70
US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z is set to wow audiences in five high-energy concerts, celebrating Elvis Presley’s music, to be held at Parkes Leagues Club from Wednesday, 8 January to Sunday 12 January 2020 The Saturday night feature concert will see Elvis’ most electrifying music from throughout his entire career performed live on stage by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z in this production direct from its debut at Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee - Elvis | The Rocker
Gabemusic
The Railway Hotel
Saturday, 20:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Gabemusic perform your favourite songs to get you up and dancing! This dynamic duo of Gabe Middleton and Malcolm Key will bring the house down as they cover artists from all over the globe including Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, Paloma Faith, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Lana Del Ray and Ellie Goulding to name a few.
Splashpool
Cambridge Hotel
Saturday, 20:00 ( 4 Hrs)
FREE
Splashpool are one of Australia's leading corporate Covers bands. This 7 piece rock outfit from Tamworth includes some of the Australia's  finest Singers and Musicians, who are all accomplished artists in their own right.
Hypnosis Elvis Style with Wayne Donnelly
Parkes Little Theatre
Saturday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$30
As impresario of the show, Wayne unleashes his hypnotic skills on willing volunteers, and will make the world go away in a series of hysterical and hilarious Elvis style hypnosis routines. In this show, volunteers surrender their suspicious minds and become the stars… just like Elvis.
Mark Andrew’s Grease Show & Elvis Tribute
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Saturday, 20:15 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and imagine you are in Rydell High's senior class of 1959. Watch Mark Andrew perform his Grease Show on the ARTC Main Stage with special guest Shelly Minson as Sandy. Sing along with the unforgettable songs from the movie topping the evening off with a tribute to The King.
Damian Mullin
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, 21:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Damian Mullin delivers a high energy, interactive and incredibly exciting performance every time he is on stage. Standing a powerful 6'2, he possesses a voice and the moves that capture the essence of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. See Damian Mullin downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
The Stray Dogs
Forbes Inn Hotel
Saturday, 21:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Get your blue suede shoes on and go dog go to the Forbes Inn to hear the rambuctious rockabilly, rhythm & blues and vintage rock n roll of The Stray Dogs
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Saturday, 22:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
Elvis Karaoke
Parkes Hotel
Saturday, 22:30 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Belt out some tunes at Parkes' home of karaoke, The Parkes Hotel.

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Elvis Breakie
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 06:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy breakfast 'Elvis Style' at the Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Sunday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners jitterbug class
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Sunday, 09:00 ( 7 Hrs)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Trike Adventures
Festival Boulevard
Sunday, 09:00 ( 8 Hrs)
$20
Cruise around Parkes on the totally awesome motor trike. Three friends can get All Shook Up at once whilst wheel'n and deal'n down Festival boulevard. Operating from 10am - 8pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Barefoot Bowls with Elvis
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 09:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Come along for a social bowl at our local club. The perfect combinations of sunshine, new friends and friendly competition - fun guaranteed!
Elvis Gospel Service
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Sunday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
Come and celebrate the gospel music beloved by Elvis on Sunday morning in the park.
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Sunday, 09:00 ( 7 Hrs)
FREE
Check out the free entertainment on offer on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage on Sunday 12 January.
Rock n Roll Partner Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson – Absolute Beginners Level 1
Holy Family School Hall
Sunday, 09:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Learn the foundation basics and some easy Rock ‘n’ Roll moves. You will learn safe dance practice so you don’t injure yourself or your partner.
Photographic Competition Exhibit
Masonic Hall
Sunday, 10:00 ( 6 Hrs)
FREE
A picture is normally worth 1000 words, but when it comes to Parkes Elvis Festival, an image is priceless. There are four categories: a smartphone, digital portrait, digital black and white, plus digital colour categories. View the collection of photos entered in the photography competition - you'll never know who or what you will discover hidden in the photographs! Proudly supported by Harvey Norman and Adobe.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Lessons with Stan and Stela Alexander – Intermediate Jitterbug
Middleton Public School
Sunday, 10:45 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$Adults $25/Kids & Teens $20
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
Barry Bishop
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 11:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Barry Bishop will entertain you and perform for you as the Master of Ceremonies in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
The Magnificent Seven Elvis Gospel – Music of the King
Parkes Services Club
Sunday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$25
The Magnificient Seven ELVIS Gospel - Music From the KING Straight from the Heart. Featuring: Sean Spiteri, Jack Gatto, Terry Leonard, Sheryl Scharkie, Matt Birse, Rick Charles and Mick Tsama
Anthony Tenace
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Enjoy Anthony Tenace downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Rock n Roll Partner Dance with Sharee Wilson – Beginners Level 2
Holy Family School Hall
Sunday, 11:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
The content of this class will be different everyday with at least 2- 3 new moves. You can join this class on any day as long as you have completed the Level 1- Absolute Beginners class also available.
Renewal of Vows ceremony
ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage
Sunday, 11:30 ( 1 Hr)
$50 per couple
Declare your love at the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival at our popular Renewal of Vows ceremony presented by Hotel Gracelands.
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A Little More Conversation
Parkes Little Theatre
Sunday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr)
$30
Listen to stories from avid Elvis memorabilia collector Greg Page and renowned ETA Mark Andrew. Hear stories of the man behind the music gathered from those who knew The King. Hosted by Kia Handley, this intimate event will be informative and entertaining for Elvis fans.
Ricky Ford
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.
Geoff Suede
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 12:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Geoff Suede was winner of Australia's 2016 Elvis Sing A like Contest at the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival. Professional vocal training and dedication allows Geoff to perform a wide variety of Elvis most popular hits from the soft romantic ballads, Elvis movies and Elvis energetic 70's Concerts keeping the Elvis memories alive.
Elvis Trivia
The Railway Hotel
Sunday, 12:30 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Test how many weird, wonderful and utterly useless facts are in your arsenal at Elvis trivia! Its free to play and there are fun prizes to be won.
Amitie
Parkes Services Club
Sunday, 13:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Amitie downstairs at the Parkes Services Club.
Joe Ozzimo
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Joe Ozzimo is an amateur vocalist with a strong interest in performing as an Elvis Tribute Artist. He has sung with bands for many years and in the last few years decided to focus on Elvis. Joe has attended the last two Parkes Elvis Festivals and in 2019 performed on the Memphis Stage,  busked and entered the senior tribute contest on the ARTC Main Stage.
Johnny Angel
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
Johnny Angel is the "2018 Elvis Down Under Champion" and "2019 Viva Surfers Paradise Top10 Finalist" Parkes Elvis Festival is one of the highlights the start of every year. Performing on the Elvis Express Train and meeting the Elvis Fans is an incredible feeling.
Rock n Roll Line Dance Lessons with Sharee Wilson
Holy Family School Hall
Sunday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$30
Line dancing is not just for country music. Line dancing has been part of the social dance floor throughout the decades in all the styles of music including the 50’s rock n roll era. Sharee has choreographed some easy to learn line dances for the Parkes Elvis Festival
Elvis Tribute Show Up Close & Personal
Pink Orchid Cafe
Sunday, 13:00 ( 1 Hr)
$15
Gavin Chatelier's ELVIS Tribute Show Up Close & Personal Show is guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories that is sure to have you returning again and again.
In the Shadow of the King
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Starring Lenard Connolly, one of the very few Indigenous Elvis tribute artists. Len is stepping away from his seven piece backing band to do a one man show that will entertain all.
From Vegas to the Parkes Hotel
Parkes Hotel
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Enjoy an afternoon of singing and dancing to local and overseas Elvis tribute artists.
Feature Concert Series – The Dean Z Show
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$70
US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z is set to wow audiences in five high-energy concerts, celebrating Elvis Presley’s music, to be held at Parkes Leagues Club from Wednesday, 8 January to Sunday 12 January 2020. Dean Z sings the hit music that inspires his passion for performance on Sunday, 12 January in the Dean Z Show.
A Brand New ‘Sean Luke Spiteri’ – The Impossible Dream
Parkes Services Club
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
$35
This is the new SEAN LUKE SPITERI in his brand new concept show ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM’ - an up close and personal intimate show reflecting on Elvis Presley and his life. Sean has now debuted ‘THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM’ for Elvis fans to sit back, take in the music and understand what the true Elvis was all about. Sean will give you an insight into the story behind these great timeless songs and will talk to his audience about the journey that he has been on as an Elvis Tribute Artist. This show is a celebration of the greatest entertainer that has ever lived. 
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
See the Bogan River Band downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
Bogan River Band
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 14:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Elvis and Friends Show
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Sunday, 15:00 ( 3 Hrs)
$10.00
Enjoy a great evening with a high energy tribute to icons of the '50s, '60s and '70; the legends Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny O'Keefe, Frankie Valli and more! Meals available at the Club.
Wayne Cooper
Coachman Hotel Motel
Sunday, 15:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
See Elvis Tribute Artist Wayne Cooper in the air-conditioned comfort of the Coachman Hotel Motel
Viva Splash Vegas
Parkes Aquatic Centre
Sunday, 16:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$5
Cool off and relax after five days of celebrating at Parkes Aquatic Centre. Bring the kids along to have fun on the giant pool inflatable - only $5 for unlimited fun! This family-friendly facility is the perfect place to escape the summer heat in the 50m pool and splash pool for the kids.
Elvis Meets Tom
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 16:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy this entertaining free concert listening to Mike Tsama as Elvis and Broderick Lloyd Jones as Tom Jones, in the friendly air conditioned environment of the Railway Bowling Club.
In Dreams: Elvis & Roy Orbison
Parkes Little Theatre
Sunday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$48
Join Aaron Mansfield as The Big ‘O’ and Paul Fenech as The King in the mesmerising tribute, In Dreams in a new venue and new time.
Barry Green
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 16:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
See Barry Green downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Beginners Swing
Middleton Public School
Sunday, 16:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Kids
Dust off those blue suede shoes and learn how to rock 'n' roll with Stan & Stela Alexander in this beginners swing class
Elvis & Legends Show featuring Aaron Mansfield
Parkes Hotel
Sunday, 17:00 ( 3 Hrs)
FREE
Bringing The King and his friends together, you never know who will drop by. Buddy, JOK, Tom Jones and more!!
A Night of Nostalgia
IKON @ Hotel Gracelands
Sunday, 17:00 ( 5 Hrs)
FREE
End the 2020 Festival at the Night of Nostalgia where it all began, Hotel Gracelands. Read the story of the Festival, look at original festival memorabilia plus vehicles and bikes from the early years of the street parade. Be entertained by Wayne Cooper and meet the founders Bob and Anne Steel.
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Rick Charles
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr)
FREE
For his army of dedicated fans and audiences around the country, Rick Charles is knows as Australia's No.1 showman! After almost three decades of performances at every major venue in Australia and a string of television appearances, he has the voice, the moves, the comedy, the originality with a warmth and charm that endears him to be widely acknowledged as one of the most universal acts in Australia.
Lounge Elvis
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 18:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Lounge Elvis calls himself Marrickville's finest Elvis Tribute Artist. He got hooked on The King working in a restaurant that only played Elvis, and started sneaking the tapes home, to keep the music playing everywhere, around the clock. Lounge’s favourite period of Elvis is 68-72, and the tracks laid down at American Studios with Chips Moman – In the Ghetto, Don’t Cry Daddy, Kentucky Rain.. whats not to like. Lounge says there is no better place to play than Parkes in January, and his 110% Elvis show is always different and a Parkes festival favourite
Rock and Roll Dance Party with DJ Grizzly Adams
Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
Sunday, 18:00 ( 3 Hrs & 30 mins)
$10 / Free for Club Members
We are clearing the dance floor to dance the night away. Enjoy a high energy evening to show off, all your dance moves, in this special Festival Wind Up.
Memphis Cowboys
Cambridge Hotel
Sunday, 18:00 ( 12 Hrs)
FREE
Incorporating some of the finest musicians in the industry, the Memphis Cowboys band is inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a Vegas edge!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Lessons with Stan & Stela Alexander – Intermediate Swing
Middleton Public School
Sunday, 18:00 ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
$$25 Adults / $20 Teens/Kids
Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes – The Popular Music of the 50’s & 60’s encouraged the dancers of the era into a style of dance referred to as Boogie Woogie which encompasses all styles of “Fast Swing”. But not all Rock ‘n’ Roll music is “FAST”. We also include a couple of the slower dances that were very popular during this period.
The Crofts
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 19:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Enjoy free live entertainment with Bill and Darlene Croft downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club.
The Gospel Elvis Show
St George's Anglican Church
Sunday, 19:00 ( 2 Hrs)
$Free - bookings required
Set inside one of Parkes historical & most beautiful churches Gavin sings some of ELVIS' most well known Gospel Songs. Gavin has been a full time singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist for 25 years. For the first 15 years he toured six months of the year all over Australia and worldwide, with his wife and their seven children.
The Ultimates Finale
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$50
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 2020 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, in a special closing night concert celebrating The King.
Jack Gatto – From a Jack to a King
Parkes Services Club
Sunday, 19:30 ( 3 Hrs)
$50
Just completing a successful 2 year tour starring as Elvis in Elvis –The Mega Concert,  performing to sold out crowds in many of the major venues around Australia and having January off from touring nationally with the Wiggles in the Party Time Tour, Jack is back where it all began. Performing for the 5th year in a row at the Parkes Services club where we have enjoyed sold out shows every year. Backed by the FOURCASTERS and Supporting Act AMITIE the tradition continues looking forward to a great Parkes Elvis Festival at the Parkes Services Club.
Mike Cole
Parkes Railway Bowling Club
Sunday, 20:00 ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
Mike Cole  has been involved with music for over 20 years and in 2017 started performing as a tribute artist with this Elvis Tribute show, Always Elvis. In a short amount of time Mike has earned a spot in the top 3 places in two international competitions and has twice performed at Europe's largest annual Elvis Festival. His fascination with Elvis began as a child whilst watching a re-run of an old movie on television, Blue Hawaii, and was captivated by the man singing on the TV. Mike started his music career with cover bands in NZ, regularly being asked to sing Elvis songs as people said he sounded like Elvis. If you are in Melbourne, you can see Mike perform his show at the Apollo Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights where he has a permanent residency, as well we performing other shows in and around Australia and Internationally.
Damian Mullin
Parkes Leagues Club
Sunday, 21:00 ( 2 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Damian Mullin delivers a high energy, interactive and incredibly exciting performance every time he is on stage. Standing a powerful 6'2, he possesses a voice and the moves that capture the essence of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. See Damian Mullin downstairs at the Parkes Leagues Club