Swingin' Under the Stars

  • Dates: May 28, 2023
  • Hickory Downtown Development Association
  • Union Square
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: FREE
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Hickory Music Factory’s annual “Swingin’ Under the Stars” will be held in Downtown Hickory at the “Sails on the Square” on Sunday, May 28th from 6:30-9:30 pm. This FREE OUTDOOR event features the Hickory Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of founder Rick Cline. The big band will perform classic 1940s era big band arrangements from the great American songbook. Hickory Music Factory’s “Swingin’ Under the Stars” was the 2009 winner of the “Best Outdoor Event for NC”.

In addition, the Hickory Music Factory will pay tribute throughout the evening to several members of the community for their years of dedication and musical contributions. Past tributes have included John Gordon Ross, Bob Taylor, Harris Brothers, Pop Ferguson, Sally Ross, Randy Ingold, and Byron Bean, to name a few. This year’s tributes include Ted Neely, Jim Dellinger, and Jane Perry. So put on your dancing shoes or bring a chair and relax and enjoy the show!