Get ready for some good ol' pickin' at the Charles Mack Citizen Center on Saturday when the New Dixie Pharaohs come to town.
The band, which has entertained Charlotte area crowds for 20 years, will bring its blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass music to the center's Joe Knox Theater at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Mooresville Concerts series.
With a repertoire spanning several genres, the band has shared the stage with such acts as Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent and Thryd Tyme Out. Other famous bluegrass performers, such as Galax fiddling champion Glen Alexander, have been known to join the Pharaohs onstage.
The band is most noted for its sound of the N.C. mountains, featuring the old-time fiddle and Dobro.
Members come from across the Carolinas and have diverse histories.
Banjo player Randy DeBruhl of Weaverville, for instance, is the nephew of early bluegrass master Wade Mainer. Fiddle and Dobro player Jon Singleton is a Mooresville fiddle convention winner and a Charlotte Folk Society musician of the year.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 10.
For tickets call 704-662-3334. They will also be available at the door.