Hickory – Hickory Oktoberfest 2017 is excited to announce that John Németh will be the headliner for the Pavilion Stage on Friday, October 13, at 9:30 pm.

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh has already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers.  Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, playing with the folks like Elvin Bishop and Junior Watson, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city.

John brings with him his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar.

Hickory Oktoberfest will be held on October 13, 14 and 15 in Downtown Hickory. For more information on Oktoberfest, please visit the website www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

Photo: John Németh, by Lisa Mac