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The Carson Center


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  • Show Date 
    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 6:30pm

African Acrobats International, Inc, has established the ultimate African Circus. Africa is the cradle of cultures; and a source for all music and dance. Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show’s live musical score.



  • Show Date 
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Get your tickets for this year's Vintner's Dinner featuring Revelry Vintners - represented by founder and winemaker Jared Burns.  

Prices before / after May 12
Table of 8:    $1,200 / $1,400
Individual Ticket:    $160 / $175 

Menu is created and catered by Artisan Kitchen:

APPETIZERS - Served during reception
Fromage Fort on Crusty Bread with Red Currant & Heirloom Tomato Marmalade - Distinctive cheeses blended...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Friday, May 20th will feature current and classic hits by Liger.  Catering Co will be hosting a fish fry. Fish baskets are $6 and include fish, hushpuppies, and fries. 

Join us this summer as we host Fridays @ 5 again on the Williams Family Terrace.  The schedule is different this year to avoid the hottest part of the summer.  The event will run each Friday from May 20 - June 24 and then again from September 2 - October 7.  Come enjoy the view, have a drink via a cash...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:15pm

The legendary Charlie Daniels Band has made an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape.  His career includes gospel and country hit songs as well as Southern rock anthems.  His signature hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” won a Grammy Award™ for Best Country Vocal Performance by Duo or Group.  Other hits include “Uneasy Rider,” Long Haired Country Boy,” “In America,” and many more. Charlie Daniels is in the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame, and his star is on the Music City...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

This former Miss North Carolina specializes in positive and hilarious humor based on her life experiences – including her beloved husband, “Left Brain.”  Her 2013 performance at the Carson Center nearly sold out.  Her humorous storytelling still keeps audiences laughing after her 50 years as a comedian in theatres and on radio.  Miss Robertson’s prestigious public speaking awards include the Cavett Award and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel Award.  “Jeanne Robertson is like the aunt...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Gaither Vocal Band returns to the Carson Center stage this summer.  Expect an evening of entertainment, celebration, and meaningful music by some of the best-loved voices in gospel music:  Bill Gaither, David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, and Todd Suttles. Hit songs include He Touched Me, Loving God / Loving Each Other, When We All Get Together with the Lord, There is a River, The King is Coming, and many more. Founder Bill Gaither has written numerous popular Christian songs with his...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, August 12, 2016 - 7:30pm

Loretta Lynn is a country music living legend.  Raised in rural Kentucky, she emerged as one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early 1960s, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men. Ms. Lynn's numerous accolades include the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, Kennedy Center Honors in 2003, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.  Her many hit songs include Coal Miner’s Daughter, Don’t Come...

  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:30pm

Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 4 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “The...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

Josh Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer/songwriter in traditional country music and Christian music.  He is one of the younger members of the Grand Ole Opry.  His many hit songs include Long Black Train, Your Man, Would You Go With Me?, Why Don't We Just Dance?, All Over Me, and Time is Love. Turner has been songwriting and performing since he was a child. In support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in a career in the arts/...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets.  A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city! Get your tickets before they sell out at www.nutcracker.com