NEWTON — Classic cars and classic music go together and you can get your fill of both on Sunday, Aug. 11 in downtown Newton at the 130th Soldiers Reunion cruising event. The regional band Music Unlimited will be performing at the Frank and Sue Jones Amphitheater located adjacent to the west side of the 1924 Courthouse Square.
Music Unlimited performs a wide range of music to bring back those crusin’ memories. You’ll hear great songs like “Johnny B Goode,” “Green Grass of Home,” “Mustang Sally” and many more. The trio includes bass guitarist and keyboardist Tony Cocagna of Shelby, guitarist Tommy Holland of Forest City, and Newton’s own Mike Sherrill.
The crusin’ band is being sponsored once again this year by Carolina Glove, Peoples Bank, Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremations, and Mid-State Contractors.
The band will play from 3-6 p.m., when the old cars will start their two-way cruise through the streets of downtown Newton.
Cruisin’ is part of a week-long program of activities of what started in the summer of 1889. The free-of-charge family-oriented activity is an anticipated part of the 2019 festival, when owners will display cherished classic autos and later cruise around Newton so they can be viewed by the several thousand spectators who flock to Courthouse Square.
Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets and your dancing shoes for an afternoon of music and automotive fun.