Enjoy the last official Saturday of summer at Summer Beach Days in Downtown Mocksville. This FREE concert, featuring two fabulous bands, will be held on September 17th from 4 – 8:30 p.m. on West Depot Street.

You’ll be filled with “Respect” as Phatt City brings on the beach, R&B, and dance music when they kick off the concert from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Phatt City is a 9-piece band that was formed in the early 70s by 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 the best of 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.  Now you know!

EnVision will deliver its dazzling, high-energy stage show, complete with professional choreography, tight musicianship, silky-smooth harmonies, and powerhouse lead vocals, beginning at 6:15.

The band’s stage show is as exciting to watch as it is to dance to, covering hits from the ’60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, all the way up to the contemporary sound of Today’s Top 40. Although specializing as a “party band,” the band’s repertoire of hundreds of songs encompasses a wide variety of musical styles, including R&B, Beach, Motown/Oldies, Pop, Dance, Funk, and Jazz.

Founded in 1997 by male vocalist, Michael Thomas (male vocalist), EnVision also consists of four vibrant female vocalists – Sylvania Wilder, Michelle Scales, Iris Daye, and Charlene Legette.

The vocal group is also backed by a strong rhythm section of talented, versatile and dedicated musicians … considered to be the best in the business. The instrumentation of the backing band consists of Leroy Roberson (Musical Director) on Bass, Herb Stephens on Guitar, Vincent Crenshaw on Keyboards, and Matthew Parrish on Drums. The dynamic and mighty horn section consists of C. Michael Hinson (Trombone), James Armstrong (Trumpet), and Chris Evernham (Saxophone). The band is composed of solid, first-rate musicians who take their craft seriously.

EnVision has performed as the opening act for several national artists, ranging from actress and American Idol alum Jordin Sparks and The S.O.S. Band – to R&B sensations Kem and Marsha Ambrosius. The group has even opened for the nationally-syndicated TOM JOYNER MORNING “SKY” SHOW. And most recently, the group has opened for nationally acclaimed author-comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey.

Bring your lawn chairs and come hungry. Food trucks will be onsite. Eric & K’s BBQ, will be dishing up delectable barbecue and soul food; while Waffle Chick will be serving delicious waffles and chicken. For a cool treat grab an Italian ice from Jason’s Italian Ice. Beer and Wine will also be available for purchase. No coolers, please.

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