Hickory – Friday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m., the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series on Union Square downtown will continue with Free Planet Radio, an ensemble based in Asheville with an eclectic sound, fusing multiple genres. The group’s music is founded in classical and jazz elements and intertwines Middle Eastern, Indian, and North African musical styles.

“This band is so earthy and whimsical and fun,” said Sails Music Coordinator, Bob Sinclair.  “They are the perfect band to welcome in the fall weather and the final push of the 2017 season.”

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and will run every Friday evening throughout the month of September. 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. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

“The City is proud of this music series and all the work that Bob Sinclair has done to create a local music attraction for Hickory at The Sails on the Square,” said Dana Kaminske, City of Hickory’s Communications and Marketing Manager.  “If you haven’t been to an event yet, don’t miss out in September.  You will want to keep coming back.”

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.

“We are so fortunate to have wonderful sponsors that help The Sails Original Music Series attract excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States,” added Kaminske.  “Word continues to spread all over the state that Hickory has the Sails Original Music Series and that we are attracting great, unique, original bands from all over the world to play in Hickory.”

Free Planet Radio plays Friday, 9/1