Hickory – Friday, June 16, the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series will feature The Fretless, a unique band that is taking string music to fascinating places, as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements.
Musically, the goals of the group are to expand the rhythmic, harmonic and structured arrangement style of the many folk genres that play using only string instruments.
Sails Music Coordinator, Bob Sinclair, said of the band, “As always, you can expect high quality talent. They will put unique twists on some of your favorite tunes. It will be a fun show!”
The 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.
The Fretless Performs Friday, June 16 at The Sails