Two award-winning gospel groups to perform at Smoky Mountain Center

Karen Peck and New River, an award-winning Southern gospel group from Gainesville, Ga., and The Kingsmen Quartet, a Southern gospel quartet out of Asheville, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

In 1991, Peck and her sister, Susan, along with her husband, Rickey, formed the group Karen Peck and New River. They have received many awards, including two Dove Awards, and have been nominated for three Grammys.

The Kingsmen have won multiple Singing News Fan Awards and have received many Grammy and Dove Award nominations. In 2000, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets start at $15. Reserve tickets online or at the theater’s box office located at 1028 Georgia Road in Franklin.

www.GreatMountainMusic.com or 866.273.4615.

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