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
17
Thu
Musical Petting Zoo @ Highland Recreation Center
Jan 17 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

HMF and Hickory Parks & Recreation Department will offer a musical petting zoo. People will have the opportunity to play and see over 30 different instruments. For more info, contact Angela Smith (828)-324-6990 or asmith@hickorync.gov

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Jan
26
Sat
HMF Tribute Concert @ SALT Block - Drendel Auditorium
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory host their annual “Tribute Concert” featuring the Hickory Jazz Orchestra. HMF pays tribute to those people who have helped to promote and foster music within our community. This years “Tribute Concert” will pay tribute to: Rick Dilling, Pop Ferguson, and Jim Jerome Williams. Tickets go on sale December 1st. Purchase Tickets

 

 

 

Feb
8
Fri
Parks and Recreation Open Mic @ Brown Penn Recreation Center
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to come and play.

 

Feb
23
Sat
HMF Student Rock Concert @ SALT Block - Drendel Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Many of you are familiar with our upcoming annual HMF Student Concert, but for those of you that are new to this event, think of it as a rock concert/recital. This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform a song that is appropriate to their lesson and playing level, on a huge stage with professional musicians. HMF invests in our students with this opportunity and many types of musical experiences, giving them the tools they need to grow and build a strong musical foundation.

Feb
24
Sun
HMF Student Rock Concert @ SALT Block - Drendel Auditorium
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Many of you are familiar with our upcoming annual HMF Student Concert, but for those of you that are new to this event, think of it as a rock concert/recital. This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform a song that is appropriate to their lesson and playing level, on a huge stage with professional musicians. HMF invests in our students with this opportunity and many types of musical experiences, giving them the tools they need to grow and build a strong musical foundation.

Mar
9
Sat
Community Music Lessons @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory in partnership with the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department, will be offering free music lessons to Hickory City residents. Anyone ages 5 and up are welcome to sign up for a private 30 minute lesson. Please call for a list of instruments being taught. No skill is needed to participate.

If you would like to sign up for a lesson, PLEASE CALL Angela Smith 828-324-6990. There will be a $5 charge for non Hickory City residents.

 

Apr
13
Sat
N.C. Day of Percussion @ Lenoir Rhyne University
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
On April 13, Percussionists and Drummers from all over the state will descend on LRU for the annual NC Day of Percussion.  Featured artists include marimbist and composer Michael Burritt, from NY and Drum Set artist Tommy Igoe from LA.  The event is free and is funded by the United Arts Council of Catawba.  Performances and clinics will start at 9am and will go until 9pm.  For more information email rickclinenc@gmail.com
May
4
Sat
Community Music Lessons @ Hickory Music Factory
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory in partnership with the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department, will be offering free music lessons to Hickory City residents. Anyone ages 5 and up are welcome to sign up for a private 30 minute lesson. Please call for a list of instruments being taught. No skill is needed to participate.

If you would like to sign up for a lesson, PLEASE CALL Angela Smith 828-324-6990. There will be a $5 charge for non Hickory City residents.

 

Jul
8
Mon
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
9
Tue
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
10
Wed
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
11
Thu
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
12
Fri
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Rock Camp Concert @ SALT Block-Drendel Auditorium
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rock Camp students put on a concert with their bands and show off the skills they learned at camp. Come out and show your support for these rising ROCK STARS!

Jul
13
Sat
Drum Circle @ Fire Festival @ Ridgeview Recreation Center
Jul 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

HMF and Hickory Parks & Recreation Department will offer a drum circle. People will have the opportunity to learn about african drumming and play in a drum circle. For more info, contact Angela Smith (828)-324-6990 or asmith@hickorync.gov(1) (1)