Sails Original Music Series presents The Wildmans | Local News

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HICKORY – The 2022 Original Music Series Sails from the City of Hickory will feature The Wildmans on Friday, May 27. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. 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. From camping jamming at fiddling festivals and conventions and a college-level musical education, comes the foundation of musical exploration that sets this band apart, taking audiences on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of these musicians. talented.

“Young and fun. This up-and-coming neo-traditional string band sure knows how to make great music,” says Sails music coordinator Bob Sinclair.

The band have appeared on stages large and small, performing at festivals such as Red Wing Roots, Chantilly Farm’s Bluegrass and BBQ festival, Gray Fox Bluegrass, Floyd Fest and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ Mountain Song Festival. They also regularly represent young talent at regional fiddling conventions. Having shared the stage with talents such as Bela Fleck, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Steel Wheels, Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, and many more, these young musicians are forging their way onto the music scene. American stringbands.

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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.

Hickory’s new Downtown Social District allows patrons of Downtown ABC-licensed 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 coverage area map, visit https://www.hickorync.gov/downtown-social-district.

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

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