Hickory – Friday, September 8, the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series will continue with Mile Twelve, a bluegrass band based out of Boston.  The five member band is self-described as “a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass.” After forming in 2014, the band quickly gained popularity.  They’ve performed extensively throughout the US, Ireland, and Canada, including sets at major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Their music is in rotation on the Bluegrass Junction Sirius XM channel.

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Olde Hickory Brewery and Silver Fork Winery will sell beer and wine in designated areas, and there are a variety of close-by restaurants to patronize.

The Sails Original Music Series is able to bring excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help from local sponsors. The presenting sponsor of the series is Lowes Foods, while The Hickory Wine Shoppe is the premier sponsor for the month of September. Additional sponsors include the Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP Attorneys at Law, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Taproom, Crowne Plaza, and WNCW.

The Sails Original Music Series will run every Friday evening in September, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night.

Image: Mile Twelve