hmf-2-viki-ryanHickory – The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts an old fashioned 1940s Christmas Radio Hour at SALT Block – Drendel Auditorium (243 Third Avenue NE Hickory, 28601) Saturday December 17, 2016. This fourth annual 1940s Christmas Radio Hour is HMF’s primary fundraiser of the year. The live performance features The Hickory Jazz Orchestra, Viki Ryan, Russ Wilson, One Leg Up, HMF Folk Ensemble, Hal Rowe, Steve Clark, Nathan Hefner, and revives the (some of whom are pictured here) spirit of the mid 1940s when families gathered ’round the wireless for news and entertainment. In our digital age, the chance to experience a live radio show is rare, unique and inventive. It’s a perfect way to recapture a bygone erafhmf-1 around the holidays; as well as help fund the exceptional community programs of The Hickory Music Factory.

The show is an interactive experience and audience members are encourage to dress in period attire for added fun. In a world of instant gratification and speed, the 1940s Christmas Radio Hour encourages people to slow down, enjoy the season and make a special evening out of the event. The VIP package is especially enticing as a fine way to enjoy the night. A VIP ticket includes preferred seating, a special pre-show VIP area with drinks and light Hors d’oeuvres. General admission tickets for the 2pm matinee show are $15 and for fhmf-4the 7pm evening show are $15 18yr and under (must be bought at the door), $25 general admission and $40 limited VIP seating. Tickets can be purchased at Larry’s Music & Sound (266 Union Square, Hickory 28601) or online at For more information contact (828)-308-5659 or