Monticello native to perform at Virginia

Monticello native Andrew Peterson will present the 18th annual “Behold the Lamb of God” tour at the Virginia Theater, 203 W. Park Ave. in Champaign, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Returning to Champaign for the second straight year, Peterson’s Christmas concert features original music that tells the story of the coming of Christ.

This family-friendly concert in the round will also feature guest musicians, followed by a complete performance of Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God album. Peterson, a Nashville-based musician, was born in Monticello and grew up at the First Christian Church of Monticello parsonage, where his father was a pastor.

In concert, Peterson fondly speaks and sings of his childhood in Illinois in one of his compositions:

“I suppose you could lay me down to die in Illinois

Bury me beneath the rows of corn

Or in-between the maple trees I climbed on as a boy

Where in the Land of Lincoln I was born."

Peterson has been performing in concert for 20 years, and one major success of his career is the Behold the Lamb of God tour. Along with music, Peterson has also authored a fantasy-adventure series, The “Wingfeather Saga,” and founded a creative community of artists called The Rabbit Room. Additional information is available at and


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