Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile is headed for the Q.C. with his newest ensemble. The Punch Brothers push the genre boundaries of bluegrass, classical, folk and american country music to create their own innovative style. Guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin melt together in perfect harmony to create an exciting musical experience. 7 p.m. $14-$24, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.