Hickory – The 2019 Sails Original Music Series returns to Downtown Hickory in May with an exciting new twist. With construction currently taking place on Union Square, the format and location of the series will be modified for May and June. The Sails Original Music Series will present “One Fine Day” of music on Saturday, May 11, and again on Saturday, June 15.

Come out to Trade Alley in the heart of Downtown Hickory for an all-new Sails Music experience and an entire afternoon of original songs. Three bands will be featured at each Saturday event, with shows at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

One Fine Day in May, May 11th
2:30 p.m. Aaron Burdett Band
5:00 p.m. Miss Tess
7:30 p.m. Randall Bramblett

One Fine Day in June, June 15th
2:30 p.m. Arcadian Wild
5:00 p.m. The Rahm Squad
7:30 p.m. Selwyn Birchwood

Once downtown construction is complete, the series plans to return to its namesake location, under The Sails on the Square, on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. in September.

September Lineup:
September 6 – Missy Raines
September 13 – Sierra Ferrell featuring Nate Leath
September 20 – Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues
September 27 – Moves

“The City of Hickory is excited to work with Bob Sinclair Music to present another great season of the Sails Original Music Series in Downtown Hickory. This series has become regionally and nationally renowned for featuring incredible original artists from diverse genres,” said Hickory’s Communications and Marketing Manager Dana Kaminske. “Every year, we look forward to seeing the bands that will be coming to Hickory to perform. This year, we are excited to offer a new musical experience in Trade Alley for the months of May and June, and we’re eager to return to The Sails and the beautifully renovated Union Square in September. Don’t miss out on these events, while also patronizing the downtown retailers during construction.”

The Sails Original Music Series is able to bring excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of numerous sponsors. The Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau is the premier sponsor for the month of May, in conjunction with its 31 Days of May Campaign, celebrating tourism in North Carolina.

Additional sponsors include: Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza. Media partners include WNNC 1230 AM/WAIZ 63 Big Ways, WNCW 88.7FM, and the Focus.

Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Olde Hickory Brewery and Silver Fork Winery will sell beer and wine in designated areas, and there are a variety of close-by restaurants to patronize.

For more information about the Sails Original Music Series and upcoming bands, please visit the Sails Music Series Facebook page – www.facebook.com/SailsMusic.

Aaron Burdett Band performs May 11