Parkes Elvis Festival

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Parkes Elvis Festival
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Think neon lights, rhinestones and feathered showgirls

More than 25,000 people gather together to shake, rattle and roll for fives days for the annual Parkes Elvis Festival. This year the festival celebrates its sixteenth birthday; the theme is the ’68 Comeback Special, in celebration of 50 years since the King appeared on television in a special unplugged performance that helped re-launch his career. 

What began as a get-together for Elvis enthusiasts in 1993 has grown to become an officially endorsed event by the estate of Elvis Presley. The program includes more than 120 events, including an Elvis Gospel Service, free entertainment in Cooke Park, the ever-popular Renewal of Vows event and the Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner. 

Tickets are on sale now to all events including the Feature Concert Series featuring multi-award winning UK Elvis tribute artist Ben Thompson. This year they’re introducing a new train service – the Blue Suede Express, featuring onboard entertainment.

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