NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The iconic country rock band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be in concert Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary together, the profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock and American roots music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top 10 hits such as "Fishin' in the Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles," multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will the Circle be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress and the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014, "Fishin' in the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members include Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen. They continue to tour together with recent stops in Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more.

Tickets for this concert start at $42 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.

Free parking is available for all shows. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.