The folk-pop band The Avett Brothers will entertain a sold-out crowd at 8 p.m. Saturday at Charleston's Municipal Auditorium.
Siblings Scott (vocals, banjo) and Seth (vocals, guitar) will be joined by bass player Bob Crawford to promote their most recent album, "The Carpenter." Singer-songwriter Jill Andrews will also perform.
"The Carpenter" was ranked as No. 41 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 50 albums of 2012. It debuted as No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts.
The band's first major label album, "I and Love and You," was released in 2009 and peaked at No. 16. The 2007 indie release "Emotionalism" was the band's first to crack the charts at No. 134.
The show is the band's last in the United States until April. For more information on possible last-minute ticket availability, call the Municipal Auditorium box office at 304-345-7469.
TNA wrestling event in Huntington
TNA Wrestling's "Road to Lockdown Tour" invades Huntington at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
The show features a 15-foot reinforced steel cage match. Featured performers include Austin Aries, Jeff Hardy, Bully Ray, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Hernandez, TNA Knockouts and more. The tour ends March 10 in San Antonio during the live "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View.
Tickets are $15, $30 and $75 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Event celebrates well-known poets
A performance celebrating the Harlem Renaissance era begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at West Virginia State University's Davis Fine Arts Building.
"Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance" examines the lives of three well-known African American poets - Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay - as seen through the eyes of painter and muralist Aaron Douglas.
The show features the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus.
The performance is free to West Virginia State students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets are $15 and available at the door. For more information, call Dr. Donna Simon at 304-766-3363.
Church hosts free gospel concert
The Faith Harmony Boys will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the St. John United Methodist Church in Scott Depot.
The group combines humor and Southern Gospel music. The group is based in Charleston and often tours West Virginia and surrounding states on weekends.
For more information, call Matt Rhodes at 304-546-1745 or email matt.rho...@suddenlink.net.
Christian artists perform Tuesday
Christian artist Chris Tomlin will bring his "Burning Lights" tour to Charleston with a performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium.
The album was released last month and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts, becoming the fourth album in the Contemporary Christian music genre to do so. Singer-songwriter Kari Jobe accompanies him. Jobe was nominated for a Grammy Award this year for Best Contemporary Christian Album.
Some of Tomlin's best-known songs include "How Great Is Our God," "Jesus Messiah," "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," and "Our God." He is a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta. He won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2012.
Tickets are $25 to $35 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 304-345-7469.
Bluegrass band plays Opry House
Rob McNurlin and the Beatnik Cowboys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton.
The band will be joined by legendary steel guitarist Kayton Roberts. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for children. Concessions will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.
'Bad to the Bone' karaoke night slated
Unity of Kanawha Valley hosts "Bad to the Bone" karaoke night at 7 p.m. Friday.