Would you like some sweet tea with that? Up and coming trio to perform free show here Saturday

Published 9:51 am Thursday, May 19, 2022

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The Daniel Boone Family Festival is scheduled for all day Saturday in Downtown Mocksville.

There will be artists and craftsmen with their wares, food, a kids area, historical tours and free music into the evening  from an outdoor stage on West Depot Street.

The festival celebrates the life of Daniel Boone, whose family moved to what is now Davie County in 1852 and from where the frontiersman started his westward travels.

Tours to historic sites, including many associated with the Boones, will be held at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., $5 by bus or van. Visit Joppa Cemetery, where Boone’s parents and brother are buried; the Boone tract on Bear Creek where the family settled soon after moving here; the Daniel Boone marker in Farmington (Boone’s wife, Rebecca, was from that area.). Visit Pudding Ridge, where Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene.

Another tour departing at 11:45 a.m. visits Joppa, the Boone tract and Bear Creek, and adds tours of the Jesse A. Clement house (1828) and the Historic Center Arbor, built in 1876.

Free music includes:

• Hotwax & The Splinters open the music at 1:30 p.m. with high-energy bluegrass music.

• Local favorites His & Hers and Down the Mountain will share the stage starting at 3:30 p.m., bringing Americana, original music, classics and cover music.

Sweet Tea Trio

• Sweet Tea Trio, a rising country music star group based in Alabama, is set to take the stage from 6-7:30 p.m.

“Sweet Tea Trio is bringing a new old school country with a rhinestone flair,” said Robert Ritchie (Kid Rock). They are already becoming fast scholars of the road and writing songs. They pick up where the Dixie Chicks and Pistol Anies meet. They are 100 percent country.”

No coolers will be allowed, but alcoholic beverages and water will be available in the concert area, with more offerings in the food area. Bring a chair for seating.