Sails Original Music Series
The City of Hickory's Sails Original Music Series returns to Downtown Hickory this spring and fall, bringing free concerts of live original music under The Sails on the Square. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday evenings in May, June, and September. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic or grab food from downtown establishments, purchase beer and wine from local vendors within the new Hickory Downtown Social District, and enjoy a diverse lineup of bands from regional to internationally recognized musicians.
2022 Band Lineup
May 6 - Danielle Howle
Folk musician gone rogue. Her 4-piece band is currently opening for Indigo Girls and Blues Traveler.
May 13 - Cowboy Judy
A female-fronted supergroup playing an eclectic mix of soulful country, rocking Motown, and vibrant originals.
May 20 - Jive Talk
High energy, pop-rock band from Nashville. Is this going to be a breakout band?
May 27 - The Wildmans
Young and fun. An up and coming Neo-traditional string band.
June 3 - Reliably Bad
A big funky band. Enthusiastic young funk/soul octet. Dancing required.
June 17 - Alexa Rose Band
Beautiful Virginia native brings highly-acclaimed, original, Americana country to The Sails.
Sept 2 - Greg Humphreys Electric Trio
Big personality NYC band leader brings his power rock trio to town.
Sept 9 - Miss Tess
Lovely Tess and her Nashville-based band have it all - jazz, country, blues and old school rock and roll.
Sept 16 - Jake Blount
A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who draws upon old-time, bluegrass, and blues influences. He specializes in the traditional music of African Americans and indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands. *Performance at Samuel Davis Multipurpose Field, Taft Broome Park
Sept 23 - Randall Bramblett Band
An extraordinary group of rockers from the Athens area. Randall plays with Widespread Panic, Bonnie Raitt, Government Mule, and anyone else who plays good rock and roll!
Sept 30 - Lonesome Ace Stringband
Mesmerizing old-time band from Canada with bluegrass chops that plays righteous folk and country music.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
David E. Looper & Company, Atriax, Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza