Perhaps its because of all the fish hes fileted or the moose hes broiled, but Frank Solivan knows a thing or two about a dirty kitchen. The Alaska native also knows a thing or two about bluegrass, and he and his band, Dirty Kitchen, have been turning heads and winning awards on the festival and concert trail. A former member of the U.S. Navy bluegrass band, Solivan is a first-rate mandolin player, songwriter, and vocalist, and the band boasts IBMAs Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner, Mike Munford, on banjo. Friday, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen serve up a smorgasbord of tasty bluegrass licks at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Tickets are $9-$17 for the 8 p.m. show. More info: artscenterlive.org.
• On Saturday, the brilliant pairing of Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott bring their collaborative genius to Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh for a sold-out PineCone Down Home Concert series show. (To add your name to the waiting list, call PineCone’s box office at 919-664-8302.)
• On Sunday, the Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen hosts the Farewell Drifters.