North Carolina folk-acoustic act The Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (Aug. 10). Opening the show will be the Two Man Gentleman Band.
The Bijou Theatre website says, on the act's debut album "Genuine Negro Jig," The Carolina Chocolate Drops "proved that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music they'd so scrupulously researched and passionately performed could be a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound. Starting with material culled from the Piedmont region of the Carolinas, they sought to freshly interpret this work, not merely recreate it, highlighting the central role African-Americans played in shaping our nation's popular music from its beginnings more than a century ago."
Tickets for the show are $21.50, plus service charges, and will be available at all Tickets Unlimited outlets, by phone at 865-656-4444 or online at www.knoxbijou.com.
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