Carson Peters will perform at Covered Bridge Days Sept. 23

Published 9:18 am Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Carson Peters is among the artists who will perform at this year’s Covered Bridge Days. Peters and his band will perform Saturday, Aug. 23.
At only 18 years of age, Carson has made the most of his young career. In 2011, eight-year-old Carson made a guest appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” in which he performed for Leon and Betty White.
In 2014, Ricky Skaggs made one of Peters’s biggest dreams a reality, inviting him to perform “Blue Moon of Kentucky” at the Grand Ole Opry. He has made several trips back to the Opry since.
In 2016, Peters made the trip back to LA to be a guest on NBC’s “Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey.”
In 2018, Skaggs once again invited Peters back to Nashville, this time to perform at the 52nd CMA Awards Show during Skagg’s Country Music Hall of Fame induction performance. In 2021, he was a contestant on NBC”s “The Voice,” and received a coveted four-chair-turn with his rendition of the Don Williams classic “Tulsa Time.” Peters chose to continue his journey on the show with coach Blake Shelton.
Peters is currently working on a full-length album, which will blend the traditional country sound with his own bluegrass roots.
Peters, who is from Piney Flats, is a graduate of Elizabethton High School, and has Stoney Creek roots.
Elizabethton Covered Bridge Days will begin Friday, Sept. 22, and continue through Sunday, Sept. 24, and will feature music, arts and crafts vendors, food and kids activities from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.
The music lineup for Friday includes High-Test Bluegrass at 6 p.m. and Sister Sadie at 8 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule includes: Dan Harrell and the Troubadours at 1 p.m.; the Bullseye Band at 3:15 p.m.; Carson Peters and Iron Mountain at 5:30 p.m.; Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers at 8 p.m., and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Sunday’s schedule includes One Church Worship at 2:30 p.m.; and Colton Dixon at 4:30 p.m.
Other weekend events include the Miss and Mr. Covered Bridge Days Beauty Pageant from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday; Appalachian Irish Dance Co. at 1:30 p.m.; Covered Bridge Cloggers at 2:30 p.m.; Ann Watts Dance Co. at 3:30 p.m.; and E-T Ballet Academy at 4:30 p.m.
A number of kids’ events are scheduled for all three days, including inflatables, foam parties, magicians, and Meet and Greet Characters.
Arts and Crafts and food vendors are open each day of the festival, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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