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Main Stage & Festival Grounds

Western Festival Provides Entertainment
from Local Community Groups

The Elk Grove Western Festival, a more than sixty-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 5th

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

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm David Perez Band
01:00 pm - 01:20 pm Break
01:20 pm - 02:15 pm Dust In My Coffee
02:15 pm - 02:35 pm Soul Purpose Dance Co. PGHS
02:35 pm - 03:30 pm Jazz Artistry
03:30 pm - 03:50 pm Soul Purpose Dance Co. PGHS
03:50 pm - 04:45 pm Debbie Wolfe Band
04:45 pm - 05:10 pm Break
Special Late Show
05:10 pm - 06:30 pm Rachel Steele

Festival Grounds

Foggy Mountain Breakers (Bluegrass Music)
Cowgirl on Horse
2 Guys on Fake Horses

Sunday May 6th

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 - 12:55 pm 24K Magic Live and The Bruno Boys
12:55 pm - 01:15 pm Encore Dance Academy
01:15 pm - 02:10 pm Raquela Group
02:10 pm - 02:30 pm Break
02:30 pm - 03:45 pm Rachel Steele
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm Break
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Jazz Artistry

Festival Grounds

Cowgirl on Horse
2 Guys on Fake Horses

This Years Performers at the Elk Grove Western Festival

24K Magic Live and The Bruno Boys
What better time for a tribute than 2018 as Bruno Mars sweeps majors at the Grammy Awards! 24K Magic Live and the Bruno Boys lead the way to modern tributes and the best in millennial entertainment. Visit us at and be more like Bruno, dance!
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David Perez Band
"The David Perez Band, originally from Texas, is a local Northern California Latin Variety band with several records and a few #1 hits along the way. While covering Latin styles including, Latin Pop/Rock, Cumbias, Tex Mex, Salsa and Reggaeton as well as several Genres of English music including Country, Pop, Oldies, Old School and R & B they keep the crowd dancing throughout their performances performing songs everyone knows and loves. While performing at a variety of venues and making countless public appearances all the while recording new song versions, the band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. They have been inducted into the Tejano Hall of Fame as well as being recognized by many organizations, elected officials and The Armed Forces for their contributions to the music industry and the community at large and most recently received a MAMA for Best Latin Band. The legacy of the David Perez Band has always been family based, recently joining the band and representing the fifth generation of musicians from the Perez family is 2 1/2 yr old Olivia. The band continues to share their passion of music at each performance and welcomes everyone onto the dance floor."
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Debbie Wolfe Band
Debbie Wolfe along with her band, Halfmoon Highway, has delighted and enchanted audiences throughout the U.S. with a distinctive blend of Americana, bluegrass, and old-time country. Showcasing Debbie's exceptional lead vocals, the band's amazing musicianship, and sterling harmonies, Halfmoon Highway combines their years of experience and provides each audience member with a compelling, highly entertaining show, featuring their Americana sound that the band themselves perfectly and lovingly describe as “Blur-grass”. The band is comprised of Debbie Wolfe (lead vocals/songwriter), JW Wolfe (guitar/songwriter), Russ Abraham (mandolin/banjo/guitar), and Jesse Guerra (bass). With Debbie and JW's original songs Debbie Wolfe and her band, Halfmoon Highway capture you the minute the first note is played and the first note is sung. Debbie and JW write vivid music that is all the richer for the heartfelt intimacy of Debbie's voice. Her songs are filled with a charm and melodic color that can be as reminiscent of Appalachian ballads pure emotional truth. Their songs and her voice are soulful, haunting, and capture you into their world. The band's first album, My Hometown was released early in 2015 by Wolfsong music. They are currently in the studio recording their second album, titled, “Love Don't Come Easy”, which is scheduled for release in 2018.
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Dust In My Coffee
Dust in My Coffee is simply a cowboy band capturing the spirit of the North American West. The band performs and writes original songs that express many of their own experiences. The lead singer/song writer is a cowboy who shares his vision of the folklore and western way of life through his music. Dust in My Coffee offers a fresh sound of traditional western music blended with Celtic flavor, enhancing the roots of a genre long forgotten. If you are searching for the Old West and the real cowboy life, this band will feed your hunger.
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EJ Koford
Flute Soloist
Encore Dance Academy
Encore! Studio of Performing Arts celebrates 33 years serving the Elk Grove Community. With a strong connection for Family and the Arts, Encore is now experiencing second generation dancers. The studio focuses on the educational value of dance and music, with a performing arts focus, and family friendly atmosphere.
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Foggy Mountain Breakers
Garrett Fonda
Classical Guitar
Javier Ramirez
Solo Saxophone
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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New Jazz Trio
Jazz Standards
Rachel Steele
The award-winning Rachel Steele has just added to her resume of musical accomplishments with the premiere of her debut EP “Stupid Love.” Recorded and produced in Nashville with country music great Bobby Randall, this marks Rachel’s first nationally released music and makes her a serious contender in the growing landscape of Country Music artists. While the Sacramento singer/songwriter kicked off 2018 with the release of her 6-track EP “Stupid Love,” Rachel is also planning to drop her debut music video, ‘Here to Get My Stuff,’ the lead track for “Stupid Love” later this spring. May 9th will be the official release date of her single, "Here To Get My Stuff", nationally with a radio tour in the works for mid summer.
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Raquela Group
Ray Iaea
Sax/Piano Jazz
Soul Purpose Dance Co. PGHS
Trio de Jazz Classique


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