Hickory – The 9th Annual Swinging Under the Stars Concert will be held in Downtown Hickory at the “Sails on the Square” on Sunday, May 29, 2016 starting at 6:30pm. This FREE event features the Hickory Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Rick Cline, performing big band arrangements of jazz standards from the great American songbook.
Swinging Under the Stars is presented by the City of Hickory and hosted by the Hickory Music Factory. This year Hal Rowe from WHKY will emcee the event and the Hickory Music Factory’s youth big band will open up the evening. There will be vendors selling kettle corn, and drinks so bring a chair relax and enjoy the show!
Swinging Under the Starts draws over 1,500 patrons from all over the region to swing dance or simply to watch and listen to the classic big band music of the swing era. In 2008 Rick Cline and Hickory Downtown Development received the “Best Downtown Event” for all of North Carolina for the “Swingin’ Under the Stars” event.
Sponsors include the City of Hickory, Hickory Wine Shoppe, Olde Hickory Taproom, Focus, Guest Interiors, Hickory Downtown Development Association and United Arts Council. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Salt Block auditorium (243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory 28601). For more information please contact the Hickory Music Factory at 828-308-5659 or firstname.lastname@example.org