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Sails Original Music Series 2022 Season

  • Dates: 5/27/2022, 6/3/2022, 6/17/2022, 9/2/2022, 9/9/2022, 9/16/2022, 9/23/2022, 9/30/2022
  • Union Square
  • Union Square
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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The City of Hickory's Sails Original Music Series returns to Downtown Hickory this spring and fall, bringing free concerts of live original music under The Sails on the Square. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday evenings in May, June, and September. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic or grab food from downtown establishments, purchase beer and wine from local vendors within the new Hickory Downtown Social District, and enjoy a diverse lineup of bands from regional to internationally recognized musicians.

--Series Lineup--
May 6: Danielle Howle (Folk)
May 13: The Get Right Band (Indie/Rock)
May 20: Jive Talk (Pop/Rock)
May 27: The Wildmans (Neo-traditional string band)
June 3: Reliably Bad (Funk/Soul
June 17: Alexa Rose Band (Americana Country)
September 2: Greg Humphreys Electric Trio (Rock)
September 9: Miss Tess (Jazz/Country/Blues/Rock)
September 16: Jake Blount (Bluegrass/Blues) **Performance Taft Broome Park**
September 23: Randall Bramblett Band (Rock)
September 30: Lonesome Ace Stringband (Folk/Country)