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Acoustic Syndicate (top) & Erin and the Wildfire (bottom)
courtesy of Barbara Sinclair, Hickory Downtown Development Association

Music Line-Up for Hickory’s Oktoberfest Announced

Hickory’s Oktoberfest has announced its Main Stage music line up for this year’s festival. The Main Stage will be located in the Lowe’s City Park parking lot in downtown Hickory.

Friday, October 8 will feature The Jamie Trollinger Band beginning at 7:15 p.m. The Jamie Trollinger Band is a blues-infused roots-rock band. They’ll be followed at 9:15 by Erin & the Wildfire. The five-piece band features the vocals of Erin Lunsford performing pop, funk, and indie tunes.

Saturday at 5 p.m., The Black Tie Event Band will perform. The band is comprised of multiple musicians and singers from all around the Carolinas. B.T.E. specializes in R&B, jazz, country, pop, soul, and funk. They’re led by Hickory’s own Devon “Mr. Black Tie” Burch. At 7:15 Saturday, the Red Dirt Revelators will take the stage. From the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Red Dirt Revelators draw from Delta blues roots and rock music backgrounds.

And, at 9:30 Saturday, it’s the North Carolina-based ensemble, Acoustic Syndicate. Formed in the early 1990s, the trio features rock sensibilities and an eclectic blend of musical styles.

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