Elvis Gospel Service

Come and celebrate the gospel music beloved by Elvis on Sunday morning in Cooke Park.

The Elvis Gospel Service is a well-loved feature of the Festival program. The special interdenominational service pays tribute to Elvis’s first love, gospel music, and celebrates Elvis’s music through song and prayer.

Official proceedings will start at 9am on the Main Stage and conclude at 10.30am. Be sure to arrive early to secure a seat, or bring along your own chair to sit in the designated area. It is recommended you also bring along a hat, a water bottle and hand fan. Refreshments will be available from the nearby Festival Markets.

The Elvis Gospel Service is proudly presented by Parkes Ministers’ Association.

 

Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Sunday, 24th Apr 09:00am (1 Hour and 30 minutes)
FREE EVENT
Taylor hails from Lynchburg, Virginia was named The 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion by Elvis Presley Enterprises(EPE). The 2022 Parkes Elvis Festival will be Taylors first time in Australia. He will be performing four shows at the Parkes Leagues Club.

Taylor Rodriguez

Taylor hails from Lynchburg, Virginia was named The 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion by Elvis Presley Enterprises(EPE). The 2022 Parkes Elvis Festival will be Taylors first time in Australia. He will be performing four shows at the Parkes Leagues Club.

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Anthony Petrucci

Anthony is a multi-award-winning performer from Melbourne, Australia who developed a passion for music very early in life with Elvis Presley being his main influence. Since then, Petrucci has been cast as Elvis in the Class of ‘59 stage show, Happy Days theatre production and also performed on Sony Music’s “Elvis by Request” album and tour. Late this year, Anthony decided to put on his own show backed by a full band. Showcasing all Elvis’s hits from the awesome Sun Sessions in 1955 through to his well-known songs, including Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Hound Dog and Follow that Dream.

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Gavin Chatelier

Before Gavin Chatelier, his wife, Trudi and their seven children, took up God’s call to full time family ministry, Gavin had been a singer/entertainer in restaurants and piano bars for nearly 10 years. After one of his television performances he received a phone call from well known American country singer, Don Gibson who invited Gavin to tour with him around the world. He was willing to introduce him to other country greats such as, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, along with other big names in the industry. With Gavin as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter & his wife Trudi, as executive producer, their ministry has produced 16 CDs. Today he is living the dream, writing and recording songs and performing cover songs from various genres of music. He states he is "a blessed man", married to Trudi and they have seven children who also perform and sing from time to time on some of the CDs. He has toured Australia and the world - USA, Europe, NZ & Asia - sharing music & testimony. His shows are an experience not to be missed!

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James Whalan

James Whalan is a local music teacher and pastor in Forbes, NSW. He has been performing in the local area for 15 years from his early days at the local Catholic high school to recently with the Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society.  Most his time is spent in Forbes teaching a wide range of musical instruments as well as ministering to the members of the Uniting Church.

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Lexine Solomon

Lexine Solomon released her first solo album in 2002 when in her midforties, celebrating her own identity as an Indigenous Torres Strait Islander woman living in mainland Australia. She engages her singing voice and her lyrics to articulate and express agency, empowerment, and celebration.

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Dean Vegas

Dean is a renowned entertainer who has toured the world performing in Dubai, China, Ecuador, Bali, Sweden, Indonesia, Lebanon, Canada, Memphis, London, Las Vegas, New Zealand, Norfolk Island and in clubs and Casinos across Australia. He sang his first rendition of an Elvis song at his school play ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ he sang ‘Rubberneckin’ which he has since added to his repertoire of Elvis songs. Dean travels the world wowing audiences with his ‘Tribute to Elvis’ spectacular. Throughout this energised Vegas style show, audiences not only share the hits from Elvis’ amazing career, but experience the passion and warming personality of a truly great performer. Dean’s shows offer a dynamic and powerful performance that will leave you breathless and wanting more.

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Venue

Cooke Park Main Stage

Welcome Street, Parkes
P: 0268626000
W: https://www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: elvis@parkes.nsw.gov.au

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2018 Australian Tourism Awards Bronze