Trial By Fire - Tribute to Journey

Saturday, June 3 @ 7:30pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $15 Presale • $20 Day of Show

the hum welcomes Trial By Fire – Tribute to Journey to the hum in Hickory, NC on June 3, 2023.

In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training for what was to be a high-energy roadshow. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became “the tour that never happened”. Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like? Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina – based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey. Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn’t help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”, “Lights”, “Separate Ways” and “Faithfully”



The Wildflowers - A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Saturday, June 17 @ 7:30pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $20 Presale • $25 Day of Show

the hum welcomes The Wildflowers – A Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to Hickory, NC on June 17, 2023 at 7:30pm.

Tom Petty is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. With a catalog of hit songs than spans decades, and music that appeals to all ages, The Wildflowers band is a great choice for everything from clubs, casinos, festivals, performing arts centers, country clubs, special concert series and anywhere people gather to hear great music. The Wildflowers sound just like Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in their prime, and have the energy and musicianship to bring down the house with every performance. Presenting a stunningly accurate tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Wildflowers band has successfully toured the country for more than seven years performing at festivals, night clubs, and major concert venues. This has earned them a glowing reputation as one of the finest tribute bands in the country. Audiences love this band, and this band loves their audiences!



the hum Gives Back

Saturday, July 1 @ 6:00pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $15 Presale • $20 Day of Show

the hum Gives Back! A concert benefitting SW Hickory charitable organizations featuring Dani Kerr and The Skeleton Krew + Moose & Friends + others to be announced on Saturday night July 1 at the hum in Hickory, NC.






Thurston Howell

Saturday, July 15 @ 7:30pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $15 Presale • $20 Day of Show

he hum welcomes Thurston Howell Band on Saturday July 15, 2023!

Thurston Howell establishes itself as a premier Yacht Rock spectacular. Their shows are tailored to perfection: it’s all about taking the audience on a journey through some of the most iconic soft rock songs of the 70’s and 80’s, performing them with modern energy while staying true to that classic sound.

Thurston Howell has developed a unique repertoire, featuring classic hits from artists ranging from Toto to Michael McDonald, to Hall and Oates, and many more. Comprised of experienced musicians who bring the right chops and the right sound to all their gigs, these talented players go to great lengths to give their audience a sultry, authentic rendition of the songs they love the most. Soaring melodies, lush harmonies, and tight bouncy grooves are a hallmark of the beloved two-stepping sing-a-long songs that Thurston Howell delivers.

Thurston Howell can provide entertainment for crowds in a wide variety of settings. From private events to corporate functions and festival stages, Thurston Howell is all about getting people to move and sing-along to some of the best soft rock songs ever written. Audiences can always expect on-point musicianship, professionalism, and sure-fire entertainment, for a night of great yacht rocking fun that you will not forget anytime soon.

Led by Captain Pete on keys and vocals, First Mate Cameron Love on guitar and vocals, and Activities Director Leona Love sharing percussion and lead vocal duties, the bow of the ship is stacked with harmonies and familiar melodies. With Professor Newland Archer on bass and Helmsman Phineas Wigglesworth IX on drums, the stern of the boat is guaranteed to be pumping out solid two-steppin’ grooves!

From Steely Dan to Cristopher Cross, Little River Band to Carly Simon, Thurston Howell navigates across your favorite smooth sailing hits of the 70’s and early 80’s. The evening is always complimented with tasty licks of Pina Coladas and Brandy. So grab your mates and make your way out to the edge of the dock, climb on board the Thurston Howell Yacht Rock Spectacular and enjoy a musical tour!



Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

Friday, July 21 @ 7:30pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $15 Presale • $20 Day of Show

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is brining the funk to the hum on Friday July 21, 2023

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is a seasoned group of musicians, who have taken their high energy, Funk filled live stage show back and forth across the country, performing in 49 of the 50 US states since they first hit the scene, back in 2002. The band was conceived in Boone, NC and quickly gained a cult following for their wildly entertaining and “over the top” stage antics. In 2006, Booty Band, as fans affectionately nicknamed the group, moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and have since become the poster child for the Asheville Music scene. The band has released 4 studio albums, 2 live albums and 1 remix album over the span of their career and recently received the honor of being featured artists on a Grammy Winning Album “Infinity Plus One” from “Kid-Hop” artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. These road warriors have stripped layers of varnish off many dance floors, laid down immeasurable amounts of rubber on the pavement and have left fans all over the country with memories that will last a lifetime.



Justin Clyde & Tyler Hatley’s D&T Road Show + Dane Page Full Band

Saturday, August 5 @ 7:00pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $15 Presale • $20 Day of Show

the hum welcomes Justin Clyde & Tyler Hatley’s D&T Road Show + Dane Page Full Band on Saturday August 5, 2023 at 7:00pm. Two of the best singer-song writers in the area on a one of a kind double bill. This show will be a can’t miss! 



Check Your Head: Beastie Boys Tribute

Saturday, August 18 @ 7:30pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $20 Presale • $25 Day of Show

the hum welcomes Check Your Head: Beastie Boys Tribute to the hum on Friday August 18, 2023 at 7:30 for 2 sets!

Never got a chance to see the Beastie Boys? Damn. Well, Check Your Head pay tribute to their legacy by performing entire albums from front to back. Paul’s Boutique? They play it! Check Your Head? They do that, too! The illustrious trio of Josh Phillips, Eli Cramer, and Philo Reitzel, spearhead this live band and one DJ, featuring past and present members of Atmosphere, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty, Effigy Seed, and Josh Phillips Feel Good. This all-star lineup brings you as close to the real experience as you can get, faithfully recreating some of the most influential music of our time.



Dirty Logic - A Steely Dan Tribute

Saturday, August 25 @ 7:30pm
12 & Under: Free | Adults: $20 Presale • $25 Day of Show

the hum welcomes Dirty Logic – A Steely Dan Tribute on Friday August 25 2023 at 7:30pm

Comprised of an all-star line-up of some of Asheville North Carolina’s finest musicians, Dirty Logic works hard to create a show that both honors the exceptional music of Steely Dan and showcases the incredible skill and unique musical voice of each of the band’s members. This 12-piece powerhouse delivers the experience that true Steely Dan fans recognize as authentic passion for the music, skillfully and joyfully recreated. These artists share a deep reverence for the music and musicians of Steely Dan, and are masters in their craft…they truly succeed in playing this music the way that it should be played.

While fans can expect to hear accurate renditions of the studio recordings and solos they know and love, the band also incorporates some of the funkier, re-harmonized arrangements found in Steely Dan’s live performances. Their knack for authentically recreating the band’s catalog, coupled with thrilling moments of improvisation, ensures that each show stands on its own as an exhilarating experience. Their song book currently includes tracks from Aja, Gaucho, The Royal Scam, Pretzel Logic, Can’t Buy A Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, Katy Lied and the FM soundtrack.

Dirty Logic’s all-star cast of characters features members of regional, national and international acts such as: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Empire Strikes Brass, Grammy Award WinningSecret Agent 23 Skidoo, The Business, James Brown Dance Party, A Family Affair, Chicago Afro-beat, among others.