Outdoor movie Friday; concert Saturday in Mocksville

Published 11:47 am Thursday, June 20, 2019

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By Jeanna Baxter White

From an outdoor movie to a three-band concert, free family fun abounds this weekend in downtown Mocksville.

Bring family and friends for a free outdoor showing of Incredibles 2 on Friday, June 22.  The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the downtown park on Main Street.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2,” but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. The movie is rated PG and is 2 hours and 5 minutes long.

A parent or guardian is required to stay with children during the movie.

Incredibles 2 is the second of five movies the Davie County Library and the Town of Mocksville will host at the park this year.

The other dates and titles are:

• Friday, July 19, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” 1 hour 57 minutes, PG;

• Friday, Aug. 16, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” 1 hour 56 minutes, PG; and

• Friday, Oct. 25 at  7 p.m., “Frankenweenie,” 1 hour 27 minutes, PG.

Bring a chair or blanket for seating.

Summer Beach Days

The Summer Beach Days, a free concert featuring three bands, will be at Junker’s Mill from 5:30-10 p.m. on Saturday.

Enjoy the sounds of Elvis impersonator, Taylor Vaden & Memphis Thunder from 5:30-6:45.

Back by popular demand, Vaden is a singer-songwriter and entertainer from King, who performs rock & roll, gospel, and rockabilly. He started his musical career as an Elvis tribute artist at age 7. In 2015 he put together Memphis Thunder, an authentic 50s Elvis tribute band. Together they won first place in the non-pro division Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the 2016  Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival held at Legends in Concert.

Do you like to dance? Moxie will keep you out on the floor from 7-8:15/8:30 p.m. with hits from artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Tina Turner.

Moxie is a band based in Greensboro/Winston-Salem that plays classic soul, R&B, funk, and pop music. Their playlist is packed with songs that people know and can sing along with, and is designed with one goal in mind – to keep people on the dance floor having a good time. Featuring Staci McBeth’s vocals, three-part harmonies and a tight, high-energy rhythm section, Moxie’s sound blends a funky and soulful groove with a rock attitude.

Phatt City will bring on the beach, R&B, and dance music as they close out the night from 8:40-10.

Phatt City is a nine-piece band formed in the early 70s from a group of high school band directors. This is the fourth version of the group. There are three remaining charter members – Dan Vestal, Kim Heffner and JP VanHoy.  Phatt City plays tbeach, R&B, and dance music.

Why the name Phatt City? The funny spelling came from that era, and the band has often been described as having a big “fat” sound.

Bring lawn chairs. Food, alcohol, and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers will be allowed.

The Mocksville Rotary club will collect canned goods and nonperishable foods for A Storehouse for Jesus.

For more information about either event, contact Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 or  tlangdon@mocksvillenc.org.