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Cowboy Judy

Cowboy Judy to perform for Sails Original Music Series this Friday

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Get Right Band will not be performing for the Sails Original Music Series this Friday, May 13. However, the free concert will still take place featuring Cowboy Judy. The show will start at 7 p.m. on Union Square in Downtown Hickory.

“We’re in for a real treat with Cowboy Judy,” say Sails Music Coordinator Bob Sinclair. “Bringing together four songbirds, this group plays an eclectic mix of soulful country, rocking Motown, and vibrant originals.”

Formerly known as Sweet Claudette, Cowboy Judy is a female-fronted supergroup made up of Amanda Anne Platt, Amber Sankaran, Dulci Ellenberger, and Melissa Hyman. Calling Asheville, N.C. home, the band formed in 2009 after playing together in a women's songwriting showcase. This "Country-Motown" group features fluid harmonies, superb songwriting, and charisma to spare.

The Sails Original Music Series offers 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.

In addition to the seating available at Union Square, audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. A variety of close-by bars and restaurants offer food and beverages.

The new 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 Hickory Downtown Social District, special restrictions, and a detailed map of the coverage area, visit

In the event of rain, the concert could potentially be moved indoors. Stay tuned to the Sails Original Music Series Facebook page,, for any updates.

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