Engage Kingsport and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts to present “An Evening with Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band”


WHEN: Friday January 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Renaissance Arts Center Theatre in Kingsport, Tennessee
COST: Reserved Seats $15‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ 
BOOK NOW: http://www.EngageKingsport.com or (423) 392-8414

KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport present an evening with The Fiddlin Carson Peters Band and special guest Jeffrey Benedict on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Renaissance Arts Center Theatre in Kingsport.‚  Tickets are $15. This show is part of The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series 2016.‚ ‚  Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series shows feature reserved seating in the‚  Renaissance Arts Center Theatre, a 350 seat theatre.‚  Tickets are available online at EngageKingsport.com or at the Office of Cultural Arts at 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport or by phone at (423) 392-8414.

Carson Peters, or Fiddlin Carson Peters as he is becoming known, started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle.‚  By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals.‚  At eleven years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues with his band throughout the region.

Carson has also had the honor to play on national TV as a guest on NBCs The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as play with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate.‚  On March 28th of 2014, Carsons dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to come and perform with him and Kentucky Thunder.‚ ‚  In May of 2014, Carson was asked to make a reappearance at the Opry, but this time with his own band.

We are excited to welcome Carson and his family back to Kingsport; they performed here last in January 2015.


Special Guest Opener:‚  Jeffrey Benedict
Jeffrey Benedict is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist who has won awards for his playing and his songwriting. Jeffrey says his songs deal with the basic stuff, like life, love, screwing it up, trying again and getting it right.

Renowned for his innovative clawhammer style banjo playing and for fearlessly combining many differing musical styles, his music mixes strong, driving rhythms and sensitive, imaginative lyrics. Although Appalachian music underlies much of Jeffreys sound, you can hear the influence of numerous modern performers and songwriters.

Jeffrey appears frequently as the front man for the popular Americana band, My New Favorites. My New Favorites has performed many times in Kingsport.‚  His solo shows usually feature one or more of the other members of that band.

The Full Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series Winter Lineup Includes:
– Friday, January 15, 2016 ‚¬ Blue Highway w/ The Loose Strings Band – $25
– Friday, January 22, 2016 ‚¬ Becky Hobbs & EG Kight w/ Lucy Billings – $10
– Friday, January 29, 2016 ‚¬ The Fiddlin Carson Peters Band w/ Jeffrey Benedict – $15
– Friday, February 5, 2016 ‚¬ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley w/ JP Parsons – $15
– Friday, February 19, 2016 ‚¬ The Stray Birds w/ Amythyst Kiah – $15
– Friday, February 26, 2016 ‚¬ The Barebart Movement w/ Rebecca Lee Daniels – $15


City of Kingsport Mission:
To provide economic, educational & quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant & diverse Community.

The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.

Programs & partnerships include: Art in the Heart Gallery, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, the Kingsport Carousel, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and more. These programs and parnerships provide a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations.‚  Each work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the Friends of the Cultural Arts group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.