Touch a Truck, beach concert Saturday

Published 9:56 am Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Downtown Mocksville will have 12 hours of activities with a two events Saturday, Sept.21 – Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days.

Touch-A-Truck is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Have a hands-on, up-close experience with all types of vehicles and support Cognition. Touch-A-Truck will provide an opportunity for children of all ages to explore many types of vehicles – public service, emergency, utility, transportation, recreational, farm, construction, delivery, and cool trucks – all in one place. There will be a sensory-friendly hour from 10-11a.m. (no loud noises, sirens, or flashing lights).

Explore the cool vehicles, enjoy food, a performance by His & Hers, a preview of Cognition and more.

This event will financially support and endorse the opening of Cognition in early 2020. Cognition is an interactive learning center and makerspace coming to downtown Mocksville. The mission is to create an interactive space for children, families and the community to acquire knowledge through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth.

Family passes include admission for the family for $20. Individual tickets will be $5 each. The most a family will pay to attend is $20.

Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at For more information, email

Summer Beach Days

Summer Beach Days is a free two-band concert, sponsored by the Town of Mocksville, from 6-10 p.m. at Junkers Mill Outdoor Theater, 107 S. Salisbury St. The original concert, scheduled for June 22, was canceled because of weather.

The Night Move Band opens at 6 p.m.

With musicians who can each boast more than 25 years of experience, this band is just as home on stage in front of a large festival crowd as they are playing for a private party. Their song list includes artists such as KC & The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Delbert McClinton, The Tams, The Four Tops, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Rick James, and more.

Phatt City follows with beach, R&B, and dance music as they close out the night from 8-10.

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 although there are three remaining charter members – Dan Vestal, Kim Heffner, and JP VanHoy.  Phatt City plays beach, R&B, and dance music.  Why the name Phatt City, you ask? The funny spelling came from that era, and the band has often been described as having a big “fat” sound.

Food, alcohol and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers are allowed. Bring a chair.

For more information about Summer Beach Days,  contact Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 or To see a listing of all of downtown Mocksville’s upcoming events visit