Not one, but two exciting bands will perform on Saturday, June 25th from 6-10 pm at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater in Downtown Mocksville.
Elvis Tribute Band- Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder at 6 pm
Don’t be a hound dog, put on your blue suede shoes and come reminisce to the sounds of Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder, an incredible Elvis tribute band, from 6-7:30 pm. Taylor’s performance highlights the persona of Elvis as well as his musical career.
Taylor began his musical journey at the tender age of 7 as an Elvis tribute artist. At 10 years old he performed in front of a sold out audience at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem. At 12 he learned to play the guitar and joined the church band and found his true calling as a Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter. In 2012, Taylor found himself playing guitar and singing back-up vocals for American Idol finalist, Chelsea Sorrell, at local concerts and festivals. They opened for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Florida-Georgia Line, Colt Ford and more. He released his own Christian album in 2013. Today, Taylor continues to perform his Elvis Tribute shows while following his heart and writing and performing Contemporary Christian music.
Memphis Thunder, an authentic 50’s era band, is made up of Taylor Vaden as lead vocals/acoustic guitar, Brad Ford on drums, Todd Phillips on upright bass/background vocals, and Scott Williams on electric guitar/background vocals.
Beach, Motown, R&B, and Classic Soul- Carolina Soul Band at 8 pm
Carolina Soul Band will “make you wanna (shout!), kick your heels up and (shout!), throw your hands up and (shout!)” as they take you on a journey down memory lane, performing Beach, Motown, R&B, and Classic Soul. Their performances include the sweets sounds of legendary groups like the Drifters, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and many, many more. You’ll be clapping, dancing, and singing along with all your favorite hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
These talented performers have performed and shared the stage with such notable acts as The Drifters, Ollie Woodson, Little Richard, Percy Sledge, Dennis Edwards Temptations, The O’Jays, The Flamingos, The Tams, Carl Gardner, The Coasters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Manhattans, and The Crystals to name a few.
No coolers allowed. Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase including: smoothies, salads, wraps, chicken, burgers, hotdogs, hot chips, soft drinks, and beer. Chestnut Trail will be offering wine by the glass, or take home a bottle. So grab your lawn chair and invite your friends and family to twist, shag, and boogie the night away!
Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 107 S. Salisbury St, Mocksville
For more information about the Summer Fun Beach Days Concert, call 336 909-2263 or 336 753-6700.