Hickory – Miss Tess is set to grace The Sails Stage on Friday, September 9, for the City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in Downtown Hickory.

Known for crafting her own unique sound that defies genres, Miss Tess seamlessly blends jazz, country, vintage blues, old school rock and roll, and American roots in her music.

“Lovely Tess and her Nashville-based band have it all,” said Sails Music Coordinator Bob Sinclair. “We’re excited to welcome her back to Hickory and share her retro grooves with the audience.”

Prior to the concert on Friday, Lenoir-Rhyne University (LR) will host a pep rally at 6 p.m. on Union Square to pump up LR Bears Football for its second home game on Saturday, September 10. The pep rally will include appearances by the LR Bears, Band, and Spirit Team.

The Sails Original Music Series presents excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of numerous sponsors. Two new sponsors for this season are local companies Atriax, PLLC and David E. Looper & Company. Returning sponsors of the series include Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza.

The music series will feature free concerts at 7 p.m. every Friday in September. The band lineup includes Jake Blount on September 16, Randall Bramblett Band on September 23, and Lonesome Ace Stringband on September 30.

Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs in addition to seating available at Union Square. A variety of close-by bars and restaurants offer food and beverages.

The Hickory Downtown Social District allows patrons of downtown ABC permitted establishments to drink an alcoholic beverage on sidewalks, Union Square, and other public areas within the designated boundaries of the social district.

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