Calendar

The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts dozens of events and programs in the Catawba community and serves over 20,000 people each year. The majority of these programs are free and open to the public and reach out to all ages, from children to seniors. 

Jan
9
Thu
One Music for All – Homeschool music program @ HMF
Jan 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering a homeschool chorus ensemble for upper middle school and high school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

One Music for All – After school music program @ HMF
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering after school ensembles for middle school school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

Jan
10
Fri
One Music for All – After school music program @ HMF
Jan 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering after school ensembles for elementary school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

Jan
16
Thu
One Music for All – Homeschool music program @ HMF
Jan 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering a homeschool chorus ensemble for upper middle school and high school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

One Music for All – After school music program @ HMF
Jan 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering after school ensembles for middle school school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

Jan
17
Fri
One Music for All – After school music program @ HMF
Jan 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory is offering after school ensembles for elementary school students. This class is a part of the HMF “One Music for All” program and is free all who would like to participate (spots are limited). This program was made possible through a grant from the Corning Foundation.

Jan
25
Sat
HMF Open Mic Night @ Hickory Music Factory
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sign up and play or just come and listen. First come first served.

Feb
29
Sat
HMF Open Mic Night @ Hickory Music Factory
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sign up and play or just come and listen. First come first served.

Mar
15
Sun
Scholarship Applications Due @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) is now accepting scholarship and work study applications for music lessons. HMF offers a limited number of scholarships and work study programs to students ages 5-18 years of age. These are awarded on a quarterly basis. Applications need to be submitted on the dates listed above to be eligible for this scholarship/work study cycle. Financial need is assessed through written applications by the HMF board of directors. Funding for the scholarships are made possible through the Mark Weaver Scholarship Fund that helps provide lessons and programs to youth in the community who may not have the means to do so. To apply, please visit our “Scholarship” page on our website and download the application and mail to: Hickory Music Factory, PO Box 2712, Hickory, NC 28603

Mar
28
Sat
HMF Open Mic Night @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sign up and play or just come and listen. First come first served.

Apr
25
Sat
HMF Open Mic Night @ Hickory Music Factory
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sign up and play or just come and listen. First come first served.

May
26
Tue
Swingin Under The Stars @ Lowes Foods City Park
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Annual Swinging Under the Stars Concert will be held in Downtown Hickory at the Lowes Foods City Park on Sunday May 26th. 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. Swinging 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 a vendor selling kettle corn and drinks so put on your dancing shoes or bring a chair and 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, United Arts Council of Catawba County, Larry’s Music and Sound and Old Hickory Taproom. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the SALT Block – Drendel Auditorium (243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, 28601)

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May
30
Sat
HMF Open Mic Night @ Hickory Music Factory
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sign up and play or just come and listen. First come first served.

Jun
15
Mon
Scholarship Applications Due @ Hickory Music Factory
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) is now accepting scholarship and work study applications for music lessons. HMF offers a limited number of scholarships and work study programs to students ages 5-18 years of age. These are awarded on a quarterly basis. Applications need to be submitted on the dates listed above to be eligible for this scholarship/work study cycle. Financial need is assessed through written applications by the HMF board of directors. Funding for the scholarships are made possible through the Mark Weaver Scholarship Fund that helps provide lessons and programs to youth in the community who may not have the means to do so. To apply, please visit our “Scholarship” page on our website and download the application and mail to: Hickory Music Factory, PO Box 2712, Hickory, NC 28603

Jun
27
Sat
HMF Open Mic Night @ Hickory Music Factory
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All ages, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sign up and play or just come and listen. First come first served.