Cooke Park Main Stage – Saturday Program

Check out the entertainment on offer on the Cooke Park Main Stage on Saturday 13 January 2024

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Known as the heart of Parkes Elvis Festival, 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 2024 has to offer.

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.


10amNorthparkes Mines Street Parade
11.30amOfficial Opening
12pm2023 UETA Winner – Jonny Lee Memphis
12.30pmJunior Elvis & Priscilla Look-a-Like competition
1pmJunior Tribute To Elvis competition
1.50mJunior Winners Announced
2pmSenior Elvis & Priscilla look-a-likes
2.45pmSenior Winners Announced
3pmSydney Swing Katz
3.15pmRock ‘n’ Roll Competition – Juniors, Seniors and All Stars
4.05pmRock ‘n’ Roll Competition – Showcase
4.35pmSydney Swing Katz
4.45pmRock ‘n’ Roll Competition winners announced
6pmVince Gelonese
6.30pmGabe Phoenix
8.40pmJack Gatto


The CC Band

The CC Band are a group of very experienced musicians appearing on the Cooke Park Main Stage as the backing band for the Parkes Festival

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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.

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Jack Gatto

Jack Gatto became an Elvis Presley fan at an early age after hearing his father's records. He taught himself how to sing and play guitar and at 16, started playing Elvis's early hit Love Me Tender. Listening to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Freddie Mercury sparked Jack's love of rock, blues and country music. Jack first began performing as an Elvis Tribute Artist in November 2014 and he prides himself on entertaining fans with a respectful tribute to the King. His main focus in being an Elvis Tribute Artist is to ensure that the next generation do not miss out on the music or the legend that is Elvis Presley. Jack has won the Australia Ultimate Elvis competition on two occasions. He has a voice that is eerily similar to that of Elvis' and accompanied with his jumpsuits, hair and make-up, he puts on a show that you are sure not to forget.

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Sydney Swing Katz

The Sydney Swing Katz are one of Australia's premiere swing dancing performance troupes. Their spectacular and extravagant floorshows replicate the dance styles done in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s - Charleston, Swing, Lindy Hop, and Rock n Roll.

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Vince Gelonese

Having joined his first band at 16 as a guitarist, Vince persued 6 years of classical and opera vocal tuition. He then made the transition into a career as both a solo/Pop/Rock artist and a covers tribute artist. Italian born Vince is from Las Vegas but now calls Australia home. Whilst in the USA, he...

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Gabe Phoenix

Gabe Phoenix is an Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, whose gold star performances have earned him both local and international acclaim. More recently he was awarded Runner Up at Parkes Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest 2019, going on to Win First Place in the Elvis Pro Gospel Division at Lake George, New York - then the second largest Elvis festival in the World!

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Date and time

  • Saturday, 13th Jan 11:30am (11 Hours)


Cooke Park Main Stage
Welcome Street & Cecile Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia0268626000Visit Website


Parkes Elvis Festival