Bela Fleck coming to North Charleston in December

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will be performing their unique brand of Jazz fusion jamming in Charleston on December 5 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Widely acknowledged as one of the world's most innovative and technically proficient banjo players, Fleck formed the Flecktones in the early '90s and proceeded to smash any preconceived notion about what a banjo could or couldn't do. He spent the '80s as part of the Newgrass Revival, a group of virtuoso string band musicians intent on freeing themselves from the limitations of the genre. In the Flecktones he's supported by electric drums, electric bass and a number of keyboard instruments.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are going for $36 and can be purchased online.