Hickory – Friday, June 9, the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series will feature Ed Snodderly Band, a folk-music band born and raised in Tennessee.

Snodderly is a singer-songwriter immersed in country and bluegrass tradition, while adding musical elements to create a genre of his own. He tours all over the Southeast, including performing at Merlefest, and is well known for his role in the Coen Brothers’ film, O, Brother, Where Art Thou?

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

Each 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 runs every Friday evening in June and September, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night. Visit www.Facebook.com/SailsMusic for updates, rain locations, and photos from the shows.

Photo: Ed Snodderly Band, a folk-music band, plays June 9.