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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.

Saturday May 2nd

Festival Highlights

10:00 am Festival Parade begins at corner of Elk Grove Boulevard and School Street in Old Town Elk Grove
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 - 12:10 am 3rd Tuesday Jazz Band
12:10 am - 12:30 pm PGHS Dance Co. Soul Purpose
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Raquela
12:50 pm - 01:45 pm Steel Rose
01:45 pm - 02:05 pm Blue Canyon Gang - Western Re-enactment
02:05 pm - 03:05 pm Dave Russell Band
03:05 pm - 03:25 pm Blue Canyon Gang
03:25 pm - 04:10 pm DeWald/Taylor Jazztet
04:10 pm - 04:30 pm Blue Canyon Gang
04:30 pm - 05:20 pm SING INC's Pop Academy
05:20 pm - 06:00 pm Dinner Break
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm Special Evening Show - Phil Wickham and Rachel Steele and more...

Dance Slab (Located on the north side of park)

02:30 pm - 04:30 pm Youth Bands - Directed by Michael Hemsworth

Festival Grounds

Blue Canyon Gang Meet and Greet/Photo opps.
Mariachi Group

Sunday May 3rd

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

11:15 am - 11:45 am URDOM
11:45 am - 12:10 pm Folklorico Calli Dance Academy
12:10 pm - 01:00 pm Red Union Blue
01:00 pm - 01:10 pm Encore Dance Academy
01:10 pm - 01:25 pm Blue Canyon Gang - Western Re-enactment
01:25 pm - 02:15 pm Rockstar Parking
02:15 pm - 02:25 pm Hot Tamales (Country) Dance Team
02:25 pm - 02:35 pm Blue Canyon Gang
02:35 pm - 03:25 pm DeWald/Taylor Jazztet
03:25 pm - 03:40 pm Blue Canyon Gang
03:40 pm - 04:45 pm Rachel Steele

Dance Slab (Located on the north side of park)

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm Elementary Bands - Directed by Jim Kapphahn

Festival Grounds

Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire Meet and Greet/Photo opps.
Mariachi Group

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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Dave Russel Band
DeWald/Taylor Jazztet
Jazz Fusion/Classic Jazz - Playing the music of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John Coltraine, and the like. This six piece jazz group will be a definite change of pace.
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Encore Dance Academy
Folklorico Calli Dance Academy
Local Elk Grove Dance Company specializing in a variety of Folk Style dances.
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G.P. Bailey
Acoustic Guitar w/Vocals
Hot Tamales (Country) Dance Team
Javier Ramirez
Smooth Jazz
JK Jazz Duo
Classic Jazz
New Jazz Trio w/Susan Burns on Vocals
Jazz Standards
PGHS Dance Co. Soul Purpose
Phil Wickham
Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all five of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011) and The Ascension (2013). Wickham's latest release debuted at the No. 2 spot on the SoundScan Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. The first single off the album, “This Is Amazing Grace,” gave Wickham his first career No. 1, claiming the top spot on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for thirteen consecutive weeks. On Billboard’s 2014 Year End Charts, the song was the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song, and Wickham himself claimed the No. 2 spot on the Christian Airplay Artists chart. Not only has “This is Amazing Grace” achieved great radio success, but it has become a beloved anthem in the modern church, increasing Phil Wickham’s recognition as a gifted artist and songwriter with a true heart of worship.
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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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RAQUELA is an Award winning actress and singer and American Billboard recording artist known as a "Real Singing" experience. She has been seen on stages all over the world, including Broadway in New York City. Her powerhouse vocals have given her the opportunity to open for other diva’s like Deborah Cox, Kristine W, Lady Gaga and many more big names.
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Red Union Blue
Red Union Blue brings an exciting fresh sound to New Country and Rock. Their first album "Learning To Fall" was voted by Sacramento's Twirl Radio as the second best debut of 2013. PR firm Big Noise helped nominate Red Union Blue for the Official 2015 Grammy Awards Ballot for Best Original Song (Country) for "I Don't Want To Need You", as well as for Best Group/Duo Performance (Country). Their new album "Running For Cover" was released in February. "I Don't Want To Need You" will be featured on "The Best New Country Music You've Never Heard" to be released in June and sold at Wal-Mart and Best Buy stores nationwide.
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Rockstar Parking
Sal Damiani
Solo Classical Guitar
SING INC's Pop Academy
Steel Rose
STEEL ROSE covers today's biggest country hits by the hottest stars like Carrie, Miranda, Gretchen & more; burning up stages throughout Northern Califonia.
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3rd Tuesday Jazz Band
The 3rd Tuesday jazz band is a 17 piece Big Band available for weddings, parties, conferences and just the perfect touch live music brings to any event. We have a male and female singer available and we play songs from the 1930’s up to contemporary music. Jazz, Rock &roll, Latin and country tunes are available from our vast library which we can customize for what you want for a memorable occasion. A playlist is available on Facebook at with all songs on the dropdown being first readings of the tunes. We rehearse once a month and read through many tunes each rehearsal so the list changes monthly. We have played at the Western festival, Del Webb dances, Charity events for the ACCC, and Midtown Stomp. Please consider us when choosing music .
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Youth Band under direction of Michael
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.


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