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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 Tuesday Night Big Band
12:10 am - 12:30 pm PGHS Dance Co. Soul Purpose
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Raquella
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, Rachel Steele and Road 88 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

Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire 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

10:00 am - 10:55 am Forgiven
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 and Road 88

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!
Band Photo
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.
Band Photo
Encore Dance Academy
Folklorico Calli Dance Academy
Local Elk Grove Dance Company specializing in a variety of Folk Style dances.
Band Photo
Forgiven
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
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
Raquella
Red Union Blue
Rockstar Parking
Sal Damiani
Solo Classical Guitar
SING INC's Pop Academy
Steel Rose
Tuesday Night Big Band
URDOM
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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