Carson Peters & Iron Mountain will play at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion on Saturday, March 9. The show will begin at 7 p.m.
Peters started playing the fiddle at the age of three when his parents bought him a 1/8-size fiddle. By age four, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Peters has earned many honors and had the honor of playing on national TV as a guest on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey. He also played with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate.
In 2014, Peters’ dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to perform with him and his band, Kentucky Thunder.
Peters and his fellow band mates are coming to the Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the release of their upcoming gospel album, Praises from the Mountain. Among Peters’ band mates is Smyth County's own Austin Tate, who will join the band on stage that night.
The Lincoln Theatre's executive director Brian Tibbs said they're among the theatre's most requested artists.
"We're very excited to have them returning. It's always fulfilling to help put forth local artists, especially when they are receiving the kind of attention as these guys,” said Tibbs.
Peters and his band will be on hand after the performance to meet with patrons, take photographs, and sign merchandise and albums, which will be available for purchase that night. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children and students and may be purchased at the online at www.thelincoln.org or at the Lincoln Theatre Box Office.