When: Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Great Northern Bar in Whitefish
More info: www.greatnorthernbar.com
The Lil Smokies combine a unique blend of excellent songwriting, bluegrass roots and the sheer raw energy of a rock band. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades. The Lil Smokies will take the stage at the Northern for two nights. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.