Hiddenite, NC – In partnership with the Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County Government, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is pleased to announce the kick off for their annual Summer on the Square Free Concert Series. Originally scheduled to kick off on June 19 with the YaYas, the series will kick off on Saturday, July 11 featuring the Silverhawk Band. This schedule change is the result of the restrictions in place at this time for outdoor events due to Covid19.

With the change in schedule, the first Summer on the Square performance will present The Silverhawk Band in concert on Saturday, July 11th, beginning at 6:00 pm. The free community event will be held at the Alexander County Courthouse Park, located at 131 West Main Avenue, Taylorsville. The free concert will conclude by 8 pm giving folks sufficient time to gather for the fireworks display at Alexander Central High School. Fireworks will be provided by the county.

Silver Hawk Band will entertain their audience on July 11 with their variety of rock, country, and gospel music. The Silver Hawk Band, a crowd pleaser in our area, features Rick, Donnie and Chris Hedgepeth, Barry Davis, Tommy Phillips and Carroll Huffman.

Summer on the Square will continue with FREE concerts in August and September.

On Friday, August 14th, local band Shakedown will provide the musical entertainment for Summer on the Square. Known for their unique blend of beach music, rock ‘n roll, Motown, and Top 40, Shake Down is a variety band that provides a mixture of both past and present. Shake Down entertains audiences with energetic music that appeals to all ages.

The June performance by the YaYa’s has been re-scheduled for Saturday, September 12 due to the Covid 19 guidelines in place in June. An open acoustic Jam session will open the concert from 5 until 6 pm. Bring your instruments and join in! The YaYa’s will play from 7 until 9 pm.

Summer on the Square, a unique collaboration between local government and the arts is credited with providing diverse live music and cultural entertainment in downtown Taylorsville at no cost to the public. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to The Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Information about a change in venue can be obtained by tuning in to B86 Radio or checking the Center’s Facebook page on the day of the event. Audience members are encouraged to bring camp chairs, family, and picnic blankets for your convenience. On site food and concessions will be available.

Any changes in the schedule due to Covid 19 safety concerns will be announced if necessary.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email info@hiddenitearts.org or visit www.hiddenitearts.org, or follow the Center on Facebook and Instagram.

This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org. Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, and the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.