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Main Stage & Festival Grounds


Western Festival Provides Entertainment
from Local Community Groups


The Elk Grove Western Festival, a more than fifty-year-old tradition, has always included performances by local community groups.

This festival is a unique part of Elk Grove's heritage and it is exciting to provide a venue for local community groups to perform," says previous entertainment co-director Angela Edwards. Stepping up community awareness and involvement; festival directors are excited about their expansion. The Western Festival has always had strong community ties.


Event Schedule Comming Soon.

Saturday April 30th

Festival Highlights

10:00 am Festival Parade Begins
10:00 am - 05:00 pm Festival Art Contest and Show, Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion
10:00 am Festival Carnival Begins
03:00 pm Western Idol Contest (Idol Stage)

Western Festival Main Stage

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Twilight Drifters
12:15 pm - 12:35 pm Western Re-enactment (Blue Canyon Gang)
12:35 pm - 02:00 pm The Straight Shooters Band
02:00 pm - 02:20 pm Western Re-enactment (Blue Canyon Gang)
02:20 pm - 03:45 pm Madison Hudson
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm Soul Purpose Dance Co.
04:00 pm - 04:15 pm Western Re-enactment (Blue Canyon Gang)
04:15 pm - 05:15ish pm Jaxx Artistry
05:30 pm - 06:30 pm Dinner/Setup
06:30 pm - 07:00 pm Sound Check
07:00 pm - 07:30 pm Solo Guitar Act
07:30 pm - 09:00 Sugarland Cover Band - Rachel Steel and Road 88

Dance Slab (Located on the north side of park)

Elementary School Band

Festival Grounds

Sierra Nevada Guns - walk round grounds
Foggy Mountain Breakers - Bluegrass
Guys on fake horses
Cowgirl on horse



Sunday May 1st

Festival Highlights

09:00 am - 03:00 pm Festival Car Show, Elk Grove Regional Park
10:00 am Festival Carnival Begins
10:00 am - 05:00 pm Festival Art Contest and Show, Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion
03:00 pm Western Idol Contest (Idol Stage)

Western Festival Main Stage

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Western Re-enactment (Blue Canyon Gang)
12:15 pm - 01:45 pm Rachel Steele and Road 88
01:45 pm - 02:00 pm Encore Dance Studio - Ms. Lisa
02:00 pm - 02:15 pm Western Re-enactment (Blue Canyon Gang)
02:15 pm - 03:45 pm Terry Sheets Band
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm Western Re-enactment (Blue Canyon Gang)
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Jazz Artistry

Dance Slab (Located on the north side of park)

Elementary School Band

Festival Grounds

Foggy Mountain Breakers - Bluegrass



This Years Performers at the Elk Grove Western Festival

Blue Canyon Gang
The Blue Canyon Gang was founded in 1972 by a bunch of western history buffs in the Sacramento area, who decided to revive the Old West by performing skits and scenarios from a bygone era. We don't die on carpets, we die in the dirt like real men!
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Encore Dance Academy
Foggy Mountain Breakers
Garrett Fonda
Classical Guitar
Jazz Artistry
Hailing from Sacramento California, Jazz Artistry is dedicated to creating new and exciting Jazz music while preserving the jazz heritage. Available for clubs, private parties, and corporate events we perform original works as well a wide varity of swing, latin, bebop, and modern jazz music. Jazz is the music of spontaneous creativity. It is where invention, excitement, joy, and discovery all meet. It enhances every place where people gather, and adds to any experience. It is truly an American art form.
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Madison Hudson
New Jazz Trio
Jazz Standards
New Songs Band - Directed by Michael Hemsworth
Elementary Bands from around Elk Grove Unified School District join up to present their musical show. Look for them at the Dance Slab adjacent to Rhodes School.
Rachel Steele
After over 5 years as one of Northern California’s premier country acts opening for national acts such as Alabama, Big & Rich, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson and many more Rachel has decided to focus her musical career on the music that originally inspired her to sing when she was just a child. Rachel Steele is an American Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter from Northern California. Her debut single Ease Him Down came out in October 2014 and her first CD was released in February 2015. Ease Him Down is a “once in a lifetime” song, according to Rachel. “I have never heard a song like this that actually puts the listener at the cross when Jesus was crucified. Other songs on the CD include the original worship song Raise Up Your Voice and others.
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Ray Iaea
Sierra Nevada Guns
Sky Manzanetti
Contemporary Piano
Soul Purpose Dance Company
Sugarland Cover Band
Terry Sheets Band
The Straight Shooters Band
Twilight Drifter
The Twilight Drifters are the premiere roots rock ‘n roll trio of Northern California. Described as an” American roots music sensation”, the Twilight Drifters draw upon such artists as Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bill Doggett, Big Joe Turner, Bob Wills and Elvis Presley, channeling sounds of the 1950s into a mix of re-made classic and original songs. Performing danceable tunes spanning genres of rock ‘n roll, honky tonk, western swing, rockabilly and west coast blues, the Twilight Drifters offer a compelling musical experience that entertains, moves, and captivates audiences. Their debut EP "Hopped Up!!" is getting radio airplay in numerous media outlets and is available on itunes, Spotify, and www.cdbaby.com. The Twilight Drifters started in Sacramento, California and have been regular entertainment at Sacramento area venues such as Old Ironsides, Torch Club, and The Shady Lady. The Twilight Drifters’ fast-spreading reputation and audience appeal led the band to appearances at such regional events as the Midnight Mass Car Show (Sacramento, California), Sacramento Swing Time Car Show and Music Festival (Sacramento, California), Scarlett Fever (San Francisco, California), Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion (Lake Havasu, Arizona), and the Rockabilly Extravaganza (Riverside, California). In the process, the band has shared marquees and stages with artists including Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, The Blasters, Deke Dickerson, and Los Straightjackets. The band is in the process of recording their second CD, an LP recorded and produced by Deke Dickerson at Ecco-Fonic Studio, to be released in late 2016! Website: www.twilightdrifters.com
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