First Mill Fest this Saturday

Published 9:27 am Thursday, September 27, 2018

Music starts at noon and will go to 10:30 p.m. Saturday during Mill Fest at Junker’s Mill, an outdoor concert space in downtown Mocksville.

The concert was originally scheduled for two days, but Hurricane Florence caused it to be postponed to the new one-day event.

“We started this music feswtival due to the growth of Concerts on the Square,” said Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon. “Folks kept telling me they wanted a one or two-day music event.”

It is supported by Mocksville and Davie tourism groups.

Admission is $10 (Receive a wrist band that allows in and out privileges from the concert area.). Children are admitted for free with a donation of non-perishable food to go to local pantries.

Coolers are not allowed, but folks should bring a chair for seating.

Westbend Winery and Brewery will be on site, and food for sale will include burgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, hot pretzels and more.

Music includes:

Poundcake, noon-1:45 p.m. Tim Elmore and his straight-up rock and roll band will capture classic sounds of the 70s and 80s, including AC/DC, Tom Petty, Aerosmith and more.

Exit 180, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Local favorites who play classic and Southern rock along with familiar country tunes, blending electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard and harmonies.

The Pop Guns, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Called the Triad’s only “middle-aged boy band,” The Pop Guns specialize in 70s and 80s danceable pop and rock songs. They also like to play games like “name that TV theme song.”

Tiffany Ashton, 6-7:45 p.m. Georgia born and raised in King, Ashton was named “Best Country Artist” by Hollywood Music & Media, and a 2018 Nashville Universe Rising Star. She brings unique vocals, vulnerable lyrics and intertwines them with her modern country sound.

Big Daddy Mojo, 8:15-10:30 p.m. The blues-rock band infuses energy and soulfulness in every song. They are frequent performers all across North Carolina.