2023 Daniel Boone Family Festival
The Daniel Boone Family Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2023 will dish up food, fun, music, and a heapin’ helpin’ of history. Featuring local artisans, historical tours throughout the county, food, live music and a kid’s area: there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Live Music Schedule
The festival ends at 5 p.m. but the entertainment continues until 8:00 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m. – His & Hers
3:30-5 p.m. – Sweet Tea Trio
6-7:30 p.m. – Neon Union
About the Artists
Festival favorites, His & Hers, will kick things off for us. This husband and wife fronted Americana folk band has released 3 albums, including “Come On In”, out in September 2022. They have played together as His & Hers since 2013. The duo has shared the stage with many regional and national touring Americana acts and receives regular radio play locally.
Sweet Tea Trio is bringing a new “old school country with a country rock flair” to Nashville. Kate Falcon, Victoria Camp, and Charity Bowden have opened up for legendary acts of all genres including Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Alabama.
Neon Union is a duo preparing to take country music by storm. Newcomers Leo Brooks and Andrew Millsaps, are bringing a new sound to country music, with 808 kick drums married to a traditional country lyric and anthemic pop melodies.
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Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes, and More!Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and two of the three tours revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. The big attraction for Boone buffs are the tours that run at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and again at 2:15 p.m. Tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.These tours include stops at historic Joppa Cemetery, where Daniel’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone, and his brother Israel are buried (Israel’s grave is the oldest in the cemetery); the Boone Tract at Bear Creek, a 640-acre parcel of land granted to Squire Boone in 1753 and later sold to his son Daniel; the Daniel Boone Marker in Farmington; and nearby Pudding Ridge, where General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene (Cornwallis named the area for the thick mud in the area his troops had to march through).
A tour departing at 11:45 a.m. also visits Joppa Cemetery, Bear Creek, and the Boone Tract but adds tours of the Jesse A. Clement House (built in1828) and Historic Center Arbor, constructed as a site for “camp meetings” during the Third Great Awakening in 1876.
All tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.
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Visit the Mocksville News section here for more details about these musicians and the event.