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June 19, 2014

Saturday events in the Charlotte area

Take it back to the early days of rap with old-school performances from pioneers including EPMD, Rakim (sans Eric B.), Geto Boys, Treach (from Naughty By Nature) and Rob Base (sans DJ EZ-Rock, who died in April).

Music

Golden Era Hip Hop Tour

8 p.m. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $50-$99. 704-916-8970.

Take it back to the early days of rap with old-school performances from pioneers including EPMD, Rakim (sans Eric B.), Geto Boys, Treach (from Naughty By Nature) and Rob Base (sans DJ EZ-Rock, who died in April).

Music

Tim McGraw

7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $40.25-$85.45. www.livenation.com.

The country singer makes his annual stop in Charlotte, this time with his Sundown Heaven Town Tour – which comes ahead of his new album’s September release. With Cassadee Pope and Kip Moore.

Expo

N.C. Railfair Model Train Show and Railroad Artifact Show and Sale

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $7; free for kids younger than 12. 704-596-4650.

For both the “modeler” and “rail buff,” featuring models from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin and Ives Trains, as well as dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables and other railroad artifacts.

Theater

‘Li’l Abner’

8 p.m. (also 2:30 p.m. Sunday and various performances through June 28). Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $10-$22. tix.cpcc.edu.

Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul wrote tunes for this musical borrowed from Al Capp’s comic strip about lovin’ and feudin’ in Dogpatch. Presented by CPCC Summer Theatre.

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