Parkes Elvis Festival Wrap-up | Day one

Parkes Elvis Festival | Day One

Parkes man Doug Richards proudly stands by the plaque dedicated to his big brother and 1960s rock and roll sensation Dig Richards.

Parkes man Doug Richards proudly stands by the plaque dedicated to his big brother and 1960s rock and roll sensation Dig Richards.

“It was sensational, absolutely marvellous” were the words of Dig Richards’ best friend Lucky Starr.

@lisacurry Hello Parkes. Looking forward to the Festival Ball Wednesday night with @mark66andrew amazing Elvis performance. See you there Thank you very much

@lisacurry Hello Parkes. Looking forward to the Festival Ball Wednesday night with @mark66andrew amazing Elvis performance. See you there Thank you very much

Social media has been inundated with Elvis Festival posts and Instagram is no exception. Check back every day for the best Instagram posts from the 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival.

For many singing and dancing like Elvis is an enjoyable pastime but for tribute artist Trevor Martin it’s serious business.

Bob McEwen and at back Al Gersbach, both of Parkes.

Bob McEwen and at back Al Gersbach, both of Parkes.

The King isn’t dead – he’s just moved to Parkes.

That’s the take from Queensland visitors Robyne Cuerel and Trevor Turner, who have rolled in to find the joint wall-to-wall with sequined jumpsuits and questionable wigs. 

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Show Society volunteers, back - Bailey Jones, Kaye Bird (Show Society Secretary); front Bridget Lee (2015 Miss Showgirl) and Jacqui Simpson (2016 Miss Teenage Showgirl) greet visitors Faye Robertson and Maureen man from Brisbane. Photo by Barbara Watt.

Show Society volunteers, back - Bailey Jones, Kaye Bird (Show Society Secretary); front Bridget Lee (2015 Miss Showgirl) and Jacqui Simpson (2016 Miss Teenage Showgirl) greet visitors Faye Robertson and Maureen man from Brisbane. Photo by Barbara Watt.

Visitors to the Parkes Elvis Festival started arriving in town early, with the Show Society expecting more than three hundred people to fill up the Parkes grounds.

The best videos from day one

This busker’s amazing Elvis tribute

Tom Jones, why not?