2024 Daniel Boone Family Festival
The Daniel Boone Family Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2024, 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 with inflatables. Try your hand at gem mining and axe throwing. There will be something for everyone at the all-day event, which runs from 10 a.m. – to 7:30 p.m.
Live Music Schedule
The festival ends at 5 p.m., but the entertainment continues until 7:30 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m. – Rockie Lynne
3:30-5 p.m. – Moxie
6-7:30 p.m. – Hotwax and the Splinters
About the Artists
Known for his chops as an electric guitar player, Rockie Lynne has assembled a world-class band here in the Carolinas and garnered a loyal following for his energetic and entertaining live show, featuring original material and popular standards delivered with a jam-band, southern rock flair. Rockie’s show will feature a blend of southern rock, country and rock’n’roll, featuring harmony-soaked melodies.
Moxie will bring a variety of pop, soul, R&B, and funk music from all eras! This Winston-Salem-based band is ready to play some high-energy music that is sure to have you out of your seat! If you like artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Tina Turner, then Moxie is the band for you. Featuring Staci McBeth’s soulful and powerful vocals, three-part harmonies, and a tight, high-energy rhythm section, Moxie’s sound combines a funky groove with a rock attitude that is delighting audiences throughout the Triad region and beyond.
Hotwax and the Splinters has been picking together for over 20 years, and that energy shows as they perform the best bluegrass around the Piedmont area. The ensemble includes Clyde Lewis – mandolin/lead vocals; Ed Renn, guitar/lead vocals; Nathan Farlow, dobro/vocals; Jeff Rumsey, bass/vocals; Jeff Rumsey, Mark Wallace, banjo; and Ryan Lambert, lead guitar.
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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 is 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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