9 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $81.55. 800-745-3000.
The jam rock fixture out of Athens, Ga., has taken most of 2012 off the road – but as in 2011, it is set to bring in the New Year in Charlotte with a marathon set (and maybe a few surprises).
8 p.m. (also various times Jan. 3-5). Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $12-$17. 980-321-4702.
The Washington, D.C.-based comic – labeled by Variety magazine as one of the 10 Comics to Watch – has appeared in movie comedies including “Semi Pro” and “Baby Mama.”
8 p.m. (also various times Jan. 4-27). Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. $18-$28. www.nccast.com.
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does Peter Morgan’s play about the famous interviews between a rising David Frost and a falling Richard Nixon.
Metrolina Expo Marketplace
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also various times Jan. 4-6). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $5. www.icashows.com.
The largest monthly marketplace in the Carolinas, featuring everything from shabby chic to valuable antiques, from unique gift items to vintage pieces. Also, bring your treasures for a free appraisal.
6 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $10 at the door. www.jamtour.com.
The Christian music extravaganza – founded and hosted by Grammy-nominated NewSong – will be headlined by Grammy winner TobyMac. With RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor.