• Carson-Newman's passionate professors went above and beyond to help me navigate through the MAT program. Stimulating lessons like simulations and case studies helped me apply knowledge to real-life situations. As a first-year teacher, I felt more than ready on my first day of teaching 6th grade.
    SAMANTHA STARNES, 2018 / Teacher / Oliver Springs Middle School

Country and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs to headline Carson-Newman benefit concert, Nov. 10

Campus News | November 05, 2016

Country music and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs banters with an audience at a Carson-Newman sponsored concert in 2012. Skaggs will once again take the stage for a University benefit concert on Nov. 10.

*UPDATE: (Nov. 5)– Emily Ann Roberts to join concert lineup. Roberts was runner-up on NBC's The Voice in season nine.)


(Oct. 7, 2016) – Country music and Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder will be in concert Thursday, Nov. 10 at Knoxville's new Mill & Mine. The "Appalachian Music & Food Celebration" benefits Carson-Newman University's Ricky Skaggs Student Scholarship and the University's Women of Vision organization.

The evening's lineup includes 12-year old phenom "Fiddlin' Carson Peters." Peters, who calls Piney Flats, Tennessee, home, has been featured on the Grand Ole Opry stage as well as NBC's "Tonight Show" and "Little Big Shots" with Steve Harvey.

Featured chefs for the event include:

  • Knoxville’s Nancy Kendrick better known as the “Chicken Lady” from Creative Catering​
  • Brown Bag, Food with a Purpose
  • Buddy’s Hometown Catering
  • LuLu’s Tea Room
  • Cruze Farm Dairy

In its fifth year, Women of Vision is a philanthropic organization that seeks to enhance areas of the University benefiting students and the college experience. Members have significantly impacted campus through projects and initiatives in a relatively short time.

The Mill & Mine is located at 227 W. Depot Ave. in Knoxville.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 and on sale at: cn.edu/skaggsconcert

Food and beverages are included in the ticket price.

Sponsorships and VIP showcase tickets, which include a private dinner with the entertainers, are available by contacting Leah Smith at lsmith@cn.edu, or 865-471-4164 for more information.