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;There is a superstition in theatre that if the house is ever left completely dark, mischievous spirits will inhabit the space. To prevent this, a single lamp is left burning at center stage after the players, stagehands and audience have gone home. This lamp is known as a “ghost light.”

On March 15, in the middle of our best season ever, Paramount Bristol dimmed the lights. The pandemic forced us to shut our doors, resulting in a total loss of revenue. The theatre has taken a big financial hit, but with your help, the Paramount will come back stronger than ever, with the most exciting season of entertainment in its history.

Here’s how you can help…

Donate $10, $25 or $50, or whatever you can possibly spare to Paramount Bristol’s Ghost Light Matching Funds Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our campaign sponsors, your gift will be DOUBLED!  If all of our loyal patrons give a little, the Paramount will remain a vibrant presence in our community.

Donations of $50 or more will be eligible for membership privileges AND some very attractive rewards. See details here.

Our immense gratitude goes to our Ghost Light Campaign Sponsors:  Paramount Board President Rob Simis and Teresa Cloyd; Bennett and Anne Cowan; Don and Etta Nicewonder; Charles and Mary Beth Rainero; John and Ann Tickle; Don and Ginia Shawl in memory of Lee Shillito; Carol Trammel; Ruth King and Season Sponsor Edward Jones Investments.

We welcome any business, foundation or individual who would like to lead with a challenge grant of their own.  During the shutdown, we will be busy with important maintenance projects and system upgrades. The Paramount’s prompt return will help historic Downtown Bristol spring back to life!

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Announcing the Ghost Light Concert Series

Our production team shot seven “almost live” concerts with local artists on the Paramount stage. It reminded us how much joy we get from live music and how fortunate we are to live in a region with boundless talent.

We Can’t Wait To Be Together Again!

Although it feels unbearable to keep the Paramount’s doors closed, we have done everything in our power to keep our staff and our guests safe. Our number one priority is the protection and wellbeing of our Paramount family – and we need you to trust that you are in a safe place when you walk through our doors. We continue working to put together an exciting line-up of shows so that the minute we’re able to be together again, we’ll be ready. Until then, we appreciate your patience while we rearrange the calendar. Please continue supporting the arts in our community.

Coming Attractions

BoDeans

BoDeans

The roots rock band that brought us the theme song for the hit TV series 'Party of Five" is coming to the Paramount. Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans deliver amazing, high-energy performances.

Sat, May 8, 2021

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins

A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery, and always memorable live performances.

Thu, June 17, 2021

The Gatlin Brothers

The Gatlin Brothers

The Grammy award-winning Gatlin Brothers are rolling into Bristol as part of their 65th Anniversary Tour. Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history.

Fri, August 13, 2021

Cody Jinks

Cody Jinks

Cody Jinks’ never-ending road trip of tour dates continues with the addition of Paramount Bristol.

Tue, August 17, 2021

Wed, August 18, 2021

RUMOURS: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

RUMOURS: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Formed in the summer of 2012 in Los Angeles, California, RUMOURS made their debut at the infamous Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip and within months would be seen worldwide on AXS TVs “Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands.”

Fri, September 3, 2021

An Evening with Amy Grant and special guests The Time Jumpers

An Evening with Amy Grant and special guests The Time Jumpers

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event with 6x-GRAMMY winner Amy Grant and special guests The Time Jumpers to celebrate the Paramount's 90th Anniversary as a cultural beacon in historic downtown Bristol.

Sun, September 26, 2021

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