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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 3rd

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

11:00 am - 11:40 pm Nicky Perez
11:40 am - 12:00 pm PGHS Dance Co.
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Jim Anderson and the Rebels
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm PHGS Dance Co.
12:55 pm - 01:40 pm Jim Anderson and the Rebels
01:40 pm - 02:00 pm Blue Canyon Gang
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Buck Ford
03:00 pm - 03:20 pm Blue Canyon Gang
03:20 pm - 04:15 pm Buck Ford
04:15 pm - 04:35 pm Blue Canyon Gang
04:35 pm - 05:30 pm DeWald/Taylor Jazztet
05:30 pm - 07:00 pm Dinner Break
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm Rachel Steele and Road 88

Dance Slab (Located on the north side of park)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Elementary Bands - Directed by Michael Hemsworth

Festival Grounds

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



Sunday May 4th

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

11:00 am - 11:30 am Grant Chesin (solo act)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Folklorico Calli Dance Academy
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm On Air
01:00 pm - 01:20 pm Blue Canyon Gang
01:20 pm - 02:35 pm Rachel Steele and Road 88
02:35 pm - 02:55 pm Blue Canyon Gang
02:55 pm - 03:55 pm Gary Mendoza Band
03:55 pm - 04:15 pm Blue Canyon Gang
04:15 pm - 05:15 pm DeWald/Taylor Jazztet

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 Sixguns Meet and Greet/Photo opps.
Mariachi Group



This Years Main Stage & Dance StagePerformers

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!
Band Photo
Buck Ford
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.
Band Photo
Folklorico Calli Dance Academy
Local Elk Grove Dance Company specializing in a variety of Folk Style dances.
Band Photo
Gary Mendoza Blues Band
Gary Mendoza and his band lay down a variety of styles in the blues genre. Mainly harmonica inspired Chicago blues, but also some piano inspired hip-shakin’ boogie blues.
Grant Chesin
Jim Anderson and the Rebels
Jim Anderson & the Rebels are continuing to Headline Main Stages everywhere. They have been entertaining Elvis, Country, Oldies, and Music fans alike. Successfully performing to Sold Out Venues and Audiences in California, Washington, and Nevada, they have won the hearts and respect of thousands of Elvis Presley fans woldwide.
Band Photo
Nicky Perez
On Air
On Air's renditions of such classics as "Domino," "Peg," "What Is Hip?," and "Saturday In the Park" have always been the real deal. So are their tasty ballads, '90s swing, Motown gold, and white-hot rock! On Air always puts on an exciting stage show featuring top-drawer choreography, tight vocal harmony, and, of course, those fantastic screaming horns.
Band Photo
PGHS Dance Company
Rachel Steele and Road 88
The best in Southern Rock style and original tunes, back for their 4th year. Country Music - Rachel Steele and Road 88 plays a unique, fresh variety of both classic and new country music. They cover a wide range of today's contry music. The band's original music ranges from fun and sassy to emotional.
Band Photo
Jim Kapphahn Elementary Band
Elementary Bands from around Elk Grove Unified School District join up to present their musical show. Look for them at the Western Idol Stage.
Band Photo
Michael Hemsworth Elementar Band
Elementary Bands from around Elk Grove Unified School District join up to present their musical show. Look for them at the Western Idol Stage.
Sierra Nevada Six Guns

     

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