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On March 15 Paramount Bristol dimmed the lights.

There is a superstition in theatre that if the house is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence. 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.”

We are coming back. That’s a promise. And we have a stellar line-up of artists ready to entertain you.

In the middle of our best season ever, we had to shut our doors resulting in a total loss of revenue. The Paramount will reopen as soon as it possibly can, but we have taken a huge financial hit.  Here’s how you can help…

Donate $10, $25 or $50, whatever you can possibly spare, and your gift will be DOUBLED!

All gifts up to $30,000 will be matched by Paramount Board President Rob Simis and Teresa Cloyd, and season sponsor Edwards Jones Investments. We welcome any business, foundation or individual who would like to follow their lead with a challenge grant of your own.

Consider taking advantage of the universal charitable deduction for 2020 which applies to gifts up to $300. For those who itemize, new legislation raises the amount of individual charitable deductions to up to 100% of adjusted gross income. Families and foundations have an opportunity to make a truly transformational gift this year.

During the shutdown, we will be busy with important maintenance projects and system upgrades. With your support, The Paramount’s prompt return will help historic Downtown Bristol spring back to life! 

Contact us to ask about a challenge or corporate gift. 

A Message From Our Executive Director

 We look forward to coming together again as soon as possible. For now, we are following public health advice to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, audiences and artists.While we continue to book events for the Summer and Fall of 2020, we do so with a clear understanding that all shows may be rescheduled to future dates. Until then, be well and please support the arts        in our community.”

– Miles Marek

Coming Attractions

The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. All current tickets will be honored on the new date. The Paramount will contact all ticket holders directly with details/options.

Sat, October 23, 2021

Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export.  A guitar player since his teenage years, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. He is a three-time Grammy Nominated, four-time Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" and five-time "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner.

Sun, October 24, 2021

James Gregory

James Gregory

For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

Sat, November 6, 2021

All Together Now

All Together Now

Theatre Bristol and the Paramount Center for the Arts celebrate local talent performing a fantastic selection of songs in a brand new musical revue from shows including Disney's Frozen, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, My Fair Lady, Godspell, Waitress, Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mamma Mia! and many more! Funds from this event support Theatre Bristol and the Paramount Center for the Arts.
The Robert Cray Band

The Robert Cray Band

Guitarist and singer Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades. Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. Cray serves up a night full of grooves you won’t want to miss.

Tue, November 16, 2021

Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Starship

Descended from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Jefferson Airplane, hear platinum selling band Jefferson Starship's Mother of the Sun Tour this winter at Paramount Bristol!

Thu, December 2, 2021

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