On Centre | Around Philipsburg: ‘Frednecks’ celebrate band’s return to Philipsburg

Jeff Foxworthy might know his rednecks, but in Philipsburg they aren’t a punchline. They’re on stage.

If you like country music played by local guys with some heart, well, you just might be a Fredneck.

Fred Myers and the Redneck Majority is a homegrown band that has high aspirations. The group plays old country and new, with an edge of rock and blues, a combination that netted them American Country Star’s 2013 album of the year, “Wild for You.”

But they haven’t forgotten their roots.

On Saturday, they are bringing their act back to Philipsburg to help support the area.

“A Night Out with Fred Myers and the Redneck Majority” is an event to raise money for the Philipsburg Revitalization Corp., the nonprofit that works to improve business in the downtown area.

The event is actually designed to bring people into the downtown to appreciate it, too.

It all starts at 5 p.m. at Diva’s Bling Boutique on Front Street for a meet and greet with the band, complete with giveaways and door prizes.

At 8 p.m., the real show starts, as the band takes the stage at the Philipsburg VFW, with more prizes.

Tickets for the show are $10 at the door, or can be obtained from PRC by calling 577-3954 or by stopping by the Philipsburg Borough Building.

If the idea of supporting your community while having a good time sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday night, yeah, you sound like you might be a Fredneck.