Following the Rocky Mount MIlls 5k runners and guest will be entertained with live music from Matty Begs outside of the Rocky Mount Mills. Music will begin at 9:00 am to kick off the race and continue until noon.  All registered runners have free access to our post race celebration.  Guest can come for free, or become a supporter.  For only $18 you will receive an event shirt, a commemorative tasting glass, and a craft beer sample.  Must be 21 to get the beer!



 With roots in Wilson & Rocky Mount NC, the band Matty Begs officially began in the Spring of 2012 and features Matty Russo (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Ellis Ramey (drums), Bo Faulkner (lead guitar), Stephen Dupree (bass), and David Hathaway (keyboards).


From Virginia, down to South Carolina, and back to their home state of North Carolina, discover Matty Begs’ toe-tapping melodies at the best bars, colleges, and beaches the South has to offer.    If you groove to the beats of Jack Johnson, Sublime, G-Love, and  Dave Matthews and then combine  that with live jam elements ala  Phish and Widespread Panic, then you’ll love the funky beach jam sound of Matty Begs.



Lead singer Matty Russo has a beautiful family that includes three wonderful daugters.  His oldest daughter bravely battles Cystic Fibrosis every day of her life.  Matty, the band and the Russo family are giving their time to our event to help find a cure for a disease that directly impacts their family.