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Sons of Sun - Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny & Me

21/04/2022 (1:00pm)

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General Admission less than 40 % left

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$40.00 + $1*

*123 Tix booking fee

** Plus 1.47% Credit Card payment fee - calculated at checkout

Parkes Elvis Festival
Parkes Little Theatre
34 Bogan Street, Parkes NSW, Australia
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Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me is a rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the famous musician who started their careers there. Much like the famous Sun Records label itself, this Australian production has become the little music dream that rocked. In a few short years this play has travelled from its humble 2012 debut at the Sandringham (Sando) Hotel in Newtown, Sydney to sold out shows and standing ovations at the Sydney Opera House. In April 2022, Sons of Sun will be staged for the first time at the Parkes Elvis Festival.

Told through the character of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the musicians that Sam recorded, the show features a three piece live band fronted by Sydney musician John Kennedy, performing excerpts of thirty-five songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. The tenacious Sam Phillips is played by Sydney actor, Matt Charleston, with co-stars Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine taking on multiple roles from Sam’s assistant Marion Keisker to Howlin’ Wolf.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand described the show as “ neither a musical nor a cabaret, but rather an innovative hybrid that is part play, part concert.”. Sydney’s weekly magazine The Music said the show is, “an impressive troupe of professionals developing a rarely heard narrative with enthusiasm and simple creativity.” Glenn A. Baker stated, “The show sent shivers down my spine.”

Kennedy of Love Gone Wrong fame began developing the Sons of Sun concept in 2011 with the release of his Sons of Sun Vol.1 CD. Award winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll (The Giraffe's Uncle, 3XY OR I DIE) has written an accompanying script to Kennedy's beautiful renditions. Director Louise Fischer seamlessly blends the narratives and songs to produce a compelling, original and heartbreaking blend of rock and roll theater. Kennedy sings the songs of the iconic Sun Records artists with former Red Wiggle Murray Cook and Paul Scott completing the Sons of Sun stage band. Neil Gooding was the originating director for the show.

For a sneak peak of what to expect, visit:

Sons of Sun Promo Video - YouTube


Written by Kieran Carroll from an original idea by John Kennedy
Directed by Louise Fischer
Starring Matthew Charleston, Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine
Music performed by John Kennedy, Murray Cook and Paul Scott


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Terms & Conditions


Please be advised that attendees at the Parkes Elvis Festival events may be photographed by official photographers. These photos may used for future marketing and promotional activities.

Ticket holders will also be emailed a post-Festival evaluation survey.

Please contact the Parkes Elvis Festival or Parkes Visitor information Centre on 02 6862 6000 should you have any concerns.


COVID-19 Information

By purchasing tickets to this event, you acknowledge;

1) that the event may be scheduled to be held, or will be held, during a time at which one or more Government directions or regulations may be in force regarding the number of persons attending an event (or the holding of the event itself).

The organisers and its ticket holders must adhere to the public health orders at the time of the event. Current health orders can be viewed via

This legislation may change between the purchasing date and the event date, hence the organiser may be required to:

  1. cancel or postpone the event;
  2. reduce the number of persons who may attend the event;
  3. change your seating allocation; and/or
  4. change any standing or seating configurations for attendance at the event;

in which case you may receive a refund (minus booking fees) in accordance with the 123TIX refund procedures. All refund requests are required to be made prior to the event.

Should the event be required to reduce the number of persons who may attend the event, the allocation of tickets will be made available to the purchaser in date order of purchase, from earliest to most recent.

2) In the event of a mandated requirement to self-isolate and/or mandated border closures due to COVID-19, ticket holders may request a refund (minus booking fees), exchange, or credit if:

  1. a) Proof of mandatory isolation is provided or reasonable evidence proving restriction to travel due to Government order is provided.
  2. b) Requests are made within 72 hours of the mandated requirements or closures, or prior to the event.

3) if you no longer wish to attend an event due to concerns about COVID-19, but no public health or travel restrictions apply, this would be treated as a 'change of mind' and refunds are not permitted.

4) that you agree to comply with all Government directions, orders and regulations relevant to attending live events, which may be in place at the time of the event.

5) if you are attending the event as part of a group, as the primary ticket purchaser, you are responsible for knowing the contact details of all attendees in your group. In the event you are contacted directly by the Government, including the Department of Health for the purposes of contact tracing, you must: (a) make the contact details of your group available to the Government (if you have the consent of each group member to do so); or (b) contact each member of your group, and request that they provide their contact details to the Government directly.

6) all attendees in your group, including yourself, are committed to following current advice to assist to minimise the spread of COVID-19. If at the time of the event, either you, or any other members of your group are feeling unwell or are subject to a self-quarantine or self-isolation period, you agree not to attend the event.

7) if you attend the event, you agree to assume all risk associated with COVID-19.

8) that you are not entitled to any travel or accommodation compensation should any Parkes Elvis Festival event be cancelled.


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