HMF radio hourHickory – The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts an old fashioned 1940s Christmas Radio Hour at SALT Block – Drendel Auditorium (243 Third Avenue NE Hickory, 28601) on Saturday December 9, 2017. This fifth annual 1940s Christmas Radio Hour is HMF’s primary fundraiser of the year. The live performance features The Hickory Jazz Orchestra, Russ Wilson, Liam Bailey, Ingrid Keller, Steve Clarke, Hal Rowe, Emily Stober, and revives the spirit of the mid 1940s when families gathered ’round the wireless for news and entertainment. In our digital age, the chance to experience a live radio show is rare, unique and inventive. It’s a perfect way to recapture a bygone era around the holidays; as well as help fund the exceptional community programs of The Hickory Music Factory.

The show is an interactive experience and audience members are encourage to dress in period attire for added fun. In a world of instant gratification and speed, the 1940s Christmas Radio Hour encourages people to slow down, enjoy the season and make a special evening out of the event. The VIP package is especially enticing as a fine way to enjoy the night. A VIP ticket includes preferred seating, a special pre-show VIP area with drinks and light Hors d’oeuvres. General admission tickets for the 2pm matinee show are $20 and for the 7pm evening show are $15 for 18yr and under (must be bought at the door), $25 general admission and $40 limited VIP seating. Group rates are also available for each show. Tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets can be purchased at Larry’s Music & Sound (266 Union Square, Hickory 28601) or online at For more information contact (828)-308-5659 or [email protected]

The doors will open at 1pm (2pm-Matinee Show) 6pm (7pm-Evening Show). All general admission tickets are open seating. The auditorium is handicap accessible and has limited handicap seating.

The Drendel Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the Arts & Science Center, parking is free. This is an all ages show.