Experience a day filled with food, fun, music, and a heapin’ helpin’ of history at the Daniel Boone Family Festival, a free community event taking place on Saturday, May 4th, in Historic Downtown Mocksville. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. Featuring local artisans, historical tours throughout the county, gem mining, axe throwing, and a kids’ zone with free inflatables and face painting, this event has something for everyone of all ages!
Embark on a journey retracing the steps of the legendary Daniel Boone and the Revolutionary War with historical tours throughout the county. Discover the rich history of the Yadkin Valley area, where Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years. Tours at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan.
These tours include stops at historic Joppa Cemetery, where Daniel’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone, and his brother Israel are buried (Israel’s grave is the oldest in the cemetery).; the Boone Tract at Bear Creek, a 640-acre parcel of land granted to Squire Boone in 1753 and later sold to his son Daniel; the Daniel Boone Marker in Farmington; and nearby Pudding Ridge, where General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene (Cornwallis named the area for the thick mud in the area his troops had to march through).
A tour departing at 11:45 a.m. also visits Joppa Cemetery, Bear Creek, and the Boone Tract, but adds tours of the Jesse A. Clement House (built in1828) and Historic Center Arbor, constructed as a site for “camp meetings” during the Third Great Awakening in 1876.
Enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the region’s heritage. Tours are $5 and provided by bus or van.
Grab your chair and head over to West Depot for a hand-clappin’, foot-tappin’ good time with live music scheduled throughout the day.
The festival ends at 5 p.m., but the entertainment continues until 7:30 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m. – Rockie Lynne
3:30-5 p.m. – Moxie
6-7:30 p.m. – Hotwax and the Splinters
Known for his chops as an electric guitar player, Rockie Lynne has assembled a world-class band here in the Carolinas and garnered a loyal following for his energetic and entertaining live show, featuring original material and popular standards delivered with a jam-band, southern rock flair.
A musician’s musician, Lynne is what performers call a “triple threat”: a soulful songwriter, a moving singer, and a master guitarist. Starting as a lead guitar player in rock’n’roll bands as a teenager, he fell in love with country music in his native North Carolina, polished his guitar chops in Los Angeles, and finally blossomed as a songwriter in Nashville, signing a major recording contract with Universal Records.
His critically acclaimed albums have received rave reviews from The Associated Press, People Magazine, USA Today, to name a few. Over the last decade, he has appeared nationally on “Good Morning America,” ABC News, in the pages of People Magazine, and has had four top-40 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Moxie will bring a variety of pop, soul, R&B, and funk music from all eras! This Winston-Salem-based band is ready to play some high-energy music that is sure to have you out of your seat! If you like artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Tina Turner, then Moxie is the band for you. Featuring Staci McBeth’s soulful and powerful vocals, three-part harmonies, and a tight, high-energy rhythm section, Moxie’s sound combines a funky groove with a rock attitude that is delighting audiences throughout the Triad region and beyond.
How do you like your Bluegrass? Hopefully, smoking hot! If so, you’re in the right place. Hotwax and the Splinters is the Triad’s finest in Bluegrass entertainment! Voted one of the best live shows in the Triad for over 3 years and running, these fellas will keep you coming back for more!
A four-man ensemble, armed with one mic, the Splinters will have you entertained from their first note until their last encore. For over twenty years, they’ve grazed many stages with different faces but always have had that hard-driving, North Carolina style of Bluegrass. Individually they are Splinters, but together they are Hotwax & the Splinters.
All performances are free of charge, creating a lively atmosphere for festival-goers. Alcoholic beverages and water are available for purchase in the concert area, and a variety of food options await at the food court.
The Daniel Boone Family Festival is sponsored by the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority. For more information, visit MocksvilleNC.org or contact Director of Marketing and Community Development, Jennifer Evens, at email@example.com or (336)-753-6705.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to blend history and entertainment in the heart of Historic Downtown Mocksville!