Swinging Under the Stars

Sunday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m.
The Sails on Union Square


The 10th Annual Swinging Under the Stars Concert will be held in Downtown Hickory at the "Sails on the Square" on Sunday, May 28, 2017 starting at 6:30pm. This FREE event features the Hickory Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Rick Cline, performing big band arrangements of jazz standards from the great American songbook. Swingin' Under the Stars is presented by the City of Hickory and hosted by the Hickory Music Factory.

This year Hal Rowe from WHKY will emcee the event and the Hickory Music Factory's youth big band will open up the evening. There will be vendors selling kettle corn, snacks and drinks so bring a chair relax and enjoy the show!

Swinging Under the Starts draws over 1,500 patrons from all over the region to swing dance or simply to watch and listen to the classic big band music of the swing era. In 2008 Rick Cline and Hickory Downtown Development received the "Best Downtown Event" for all of North Carolina for the "Swingin' Under the Stars". This event is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

For more information please contact the Hickory Music Factory at 828-308-5659 or contact@hickorymusicfactory.com. Sponsor's for the concert include: City of Hickory, Larry's Music, Hickory Wine Shoppe, Old Hickory Taproom and Infinity Sound and Lighting Design.


Downtown Hickory Festivals and Events