The Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time, African-American string band based out of Durham, N.C., will perform at Charlotte’s Mint Museum Uptown on June 27, just two days before their performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The band will perform during the opening ceremony of the museum’s new exhibit, “Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.”

Tickets are $50 for museum members and $75 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit the museum’s event listing. For more information on the band, visit