Congratulations to the organisers of the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival for putting together a fantastic program for what shapes up to be another outstanding celebration of one of rock and roll’s icons – the great Elvis Presley.
I have had the pleasure to don an Elvis costume several times for previous festivals and it is impossible not to get swept up in the excitement with thousands of others, whether they be die-hard Elvis fans or people who just can’t help falling in love with all the fun the festival creates.
The professionalism of Parkes Elvis Festival organisers and the value of their work to Parkes and the wider Central West was recognised recently when the event was named best festival in the State at the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards.
The 2018 festival drew more than 25,000 people to Parkes and injected $13 million into the regional economy. The Elvis festival is always on my mind, so everyone put on your blue suede shoes, it’s now or never to get ready for one of regional Australia’s greatest rock and roll parties.