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The Sails series features the Wildmans

Hickory’s 2022 Sails original music series will feature The Wildmans on Friday at 7 p.m. The concert is free and will take place on Union Square in downtown Hickory.

The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia, the heart of the musical tradition of the Appalachian Mountains.

The group includes players Eli Wildman, Aila Wildman and Victor Furtado.

Soulful instruments and vocals applied to traditional tunes with a twist of old times, bluegrass, blues and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound. Their ensemble combines fiddle tunes, ballads and folksongs from the Appalachian tradition with 20th century classics, along with original music written by the band and local friends.

In addition to the seating available in Union Square, spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. A variety of nearby bars and restaurants offer food and drink.

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Hickory’s new Downtown Social Neighborhood allows patrons of Downtown ABC-licensed establishments to drink an alcoholic beverage on sidewalks, Union Square, and other public spaces within the designated boundaries of the Social Neighborhood. For more information on the Hickory Downtown Social District, special restrictions, and a detailed coverage area map, visit the city’s website.

The Sails Original music series continues next month with Reliably Bad on June 3 and Alexa Rose Band on June 17. After a break during the summer, the musical series will return in the fall with concerts every Friday in September.

The Swingin’ Under the Stars concert is on Sunday

Hickory Music Factory’s annual “Swingin’ Under the Stars” will be held in downtown Hickory at Union Square on Sunday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This free outdoor event features the Hickory Jazz Orchestra under the direction of founder Rick Cline. The big band will perform classic 1940s big band arrangements from the Great American Songbook.

In addition, the Hickory Music Factory will pay tribute throughout the evening to several members of the community for their years of dedication and musical contributions. Past tributes have included Geneva Byrd, Bob Taylor, Randy Ingold, Nathan Hefner, Bill Graham, Bob Sinclair and Byron Bean. This year’s tributes include Ted Neely, Jim Dellinger and Jane Perry.

Put on your dancing shoes or bring a chair and relax and enjoy the show. Come at 6 p.m. for the opening prayer and memorial service for our armed forces led by Hickory Mayor Hank Guess.

For more information about the “Swingin’ Under the Stars” or how you can support the Hickory Music Factory, call 828-308-5659 or visit the organization’s website.

Make Your Own Old Rock School Paper

The Rock School Arts Foundation welcomes Linda Harvey, who will lead a handmade paper workshop. Learn how to make paper using materials and equipment you have at home. The cost of the workshop is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The maximum number of participants is 12.

Handmade paper can be used for note cards, place cards, notes to identify dishes on a buffet, jewelry, collages and other art projects. The workshop will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break at noon.

The workshop will take place at the Rock School Arts Foundation Studio 101 at the Old Rock School in Valdese. Attendees are asked to park and enter from the east side of the building.

Bring an extra apron or shirt as participants will get wet. Also bring something rigid, like a board or baking sheet at least one square foot to carry wet sheets of paper home.

Attendees can bring a box lunch or grab a quick bite at nearby restaurants Twin Brother’s Pizza, Los Compadres, 100 Main, McDonald’s, Myra’s Little Italy, Old World Bakery, and Osaki Japanese & Sushi.

Register for the workshop by emailing [email protected] or calling 828-838-9806.

“Ain’t Misbehavin'” tickets go on sale Friday

“Ain’t Misbehavin'” is a musical based on the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. He rose to international fame during the golden age of the Cotton Club and swing music. This incredible musical revue recalls Waller’s lively humor and energy as the cast sings and struts through the songs he made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and Europe. . Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $14 for students, and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available on the Green Room Theater website or by calling the box office at 828-464-6128. Office hours are Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be performances on June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. On Fridays and Saturdays, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, performances will be at 3 p.m.