ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

Known as the heart of Parkes Elvis Festival, ARTC Cooke Park will present more than fifty top-quality entertainers over the four days. There will be a little less conversation, a little more action with all the non-stop entertainment that 2020 has to offer.

The ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage will host many talented performers backed by the dynamic Fourcasters. Many a famous tribute artist has launched their career on this stage – you could witness the next big thing!

Check out the entertainment on offer:


12.00pmBig Music Bandits
1.30pmMatt Burse
2.00pmGeoff Suede
2.30pmMarcus Jackson
3.00pmNigel Stanley
3.30pmRick Charles
4.00pmTerry Leonard
5.00pmGabe Phoenix
6.00pmCool River – Feeling Groovy 60s Show featuring a tribute to Woodstock
7.00pmShElvis and Cool River – Elvis in the Movies featuring Frankie & Johnny
8.30pmCinema Under the Stars – Frankie & Johnny

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Thursday, 9th Jan 12:00pm (10 Hours)


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.


Born and bred in Sydney NSW Australia “quite a few years ago”, Sheryl Scharkie, aka “ShElvis,” is an Australia’s only full-time female Elvis Tribute Artist. Whilst always interested in singing and music she was a relative newcomer to performing compared to many of her peers when she started. She has been singing professionally for 11 years and specifically […]

Geoff Suede

Winner of Australia's 2016 Elvis Sing a Like Contest at the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival. Professional vocal training and dedication allows him to perform a wide variety of Elvis' most popular hits from the soft romantic ballads, Elvis movies and Elvis energetic 70's concerts with great authenticity.

Terry Leonard

Terry Leonard, “MR PERSONALITY”, has been performing as a tribute artist for the past 35 years. A native of Wellington, NSW, Terry is a regular at the Parkes Elvis Festival and has been a finalist at the “Ultimate Elvis Competition” many times, always making the top ten. Terry portrays Roy Orbison with humour and understanding, and covers many great songs – this act is a must see for all Orbison fans.

Rick Charles

Rick is from Melbourne and needs no introduction. A very popular act who has over thirty years’ experience entertaining audiences throughout Australia. He is a wonderful showman with a warmth and charm that endears him to every crowd. Blessed with charisma and a versatile voice, Rick is also a very talented guitarist and musician. He’s had multiple television appearances and has had the honour of being asked to perform for people such as Kerry Packer and Anne Peacock with his corporate entertainment. If it’s some fun and experienced entertainment you’re after, Ricks your man.

Nigel Stanley

Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson is one of Australia's most popular ETA's, who provides an authentic rendition of the greatest entertainer we have ever witnessed... Elvis Presley. Marcus has paid tribute to the King and has been in the industry for 10 years. Marcus astonishes his audience with his mirror image effects. Its been quoted that you would think Elvis is in Australia with his height and looks, moves, mannerisms, humor, and power house voice. This boy is extreme! Within that time he has become a 5 Time Multi Award winner and competed in Memphis at the UETA Competition in 2016. Marcus has performed internationally with his own show and band in major Casinos and Cruise Ships, he continues to perfect his act and strives to be a leading ETA world wide.

Gabe Phoenix

Gabe is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist whose youthful and dynamic performance has earned him local and international acclaim. Gabe's Elvis show has been making a lasting impression - not only with fans alike, but well-seasoned peers in the industry.

Big Music Bandits

The BIG MUSIC BANDITS are super excited to be back for the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival after debuting on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage last year.

Cool River Band

With a decade of hits to choose from, the Cool River Band can perform from a massive list of songs.

Matt Birse

Matt Birse has been performing his tribute to Elvis for over 15 years including performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival for 6 years, onboard the Elvis Meets Legends Cruise. Matt has a 4-piece tribute band called All The Kings Men that have been performing together for the past 4 years. Each performance is a tribute to the legend that inspired the world of Rock 'n' Roll.


ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

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