Newton, NC – There will be plenty of nostalgic cruisin’ music on August 14 in downtown Newton for the 2016 Soldiers Reunion Cruisin’ Sunday. Thousands of classic car admirers are expected to throng the Courthouse Square area for the popular event of the 127th week-long patriotic festival.
Those Catawbans and other visitors to Newton that day will be well serenaded. The regional band Music Unlimited will be performing on the east side of the historic courthouse.
Music Unlimited will perform a wide range of music to bring back those cruisin’ memories, according to planners of the event. Car enthusiasts can enjoy the sounds of great “oldies” like “Johnny B. Goode,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Little Sister,” “Memphis,” “Wipe Out” and much more.
This will be Music Unlimited’s second appearance at a Reunion cruisin’ day.
The trio is made up of bass guitar and keyboardist Tony Cocagna of Shelby, who has played up and down the East Coast and is noted in this area for performing a one-man show at local restaurants.
Music Unlimited plays Sunday, August 14
Also, guitarist Tommy Holland of Forest City, who has played with several regional groups including Deuces Wild, Rocky Yelton and the Hired Guns, and the Broken Axle, and whose rock and country style will please all listeners, Reunion officials declared.
The trio will also feature Newton’s own Mike Sherrill, keeping the hot beat on the drums. Sherrill also currently plays with GMC Jazz, Live Band 2 Night, and the Frank Love Orchestra. He is also known as the host of North Carolina’s longest running Jazz program, Jazz Trackin’, and the longest running beach music program, Carolina Beach Sounds, heard locally on radio station WNNC.
The cruisin’ band is being sponsored by local businesses: Carolina Glove, Peoples Bank, Midstate Contractors, and Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremations. The band will play from 3 to 6 p. m. and for one hour following the cruisin’ event.
The audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and “your dancing shoes for a great afternoon of music” for the 2016 Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival event, planners urged.