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

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

From an early age, Mickey has always been the one to stand out in a crowd. Not because of his awesome size but from his ability to lighten up any mood or situation. He is no stranger to the stage since he started standing in front of people since the age of 10. Mickey proves that you don’t have to use vulgar language to get people to laugh. You simply have to look around this world to find plenty of comedy material. This is very important to Mickey because it allows him to entertain audiences from any stage, event, conference or concert.

Thu, February 9, 2023

Puppy Pals

Puppy Pals

Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show is a hilarious presentation for the whole family and dog lover in all of us. As seen on America’s Got Talent, Puppy Pals features mostly rescued dogs and is an over-the-top tale of what can happen when humans and animals come together in kindness, comedy and compassion and cooperation.

Fri, February 17, 2023

Sierra Hull & Justin Moses

Sierra Hull & Justin Moses

Sierra Hull and Justin Moses bring years of experience, versatility, and a pair of impressive resumes to the Paramount Bristol stage. Between the two, they've worked with the likes of Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Bruce Hornsby, Béla Fleck, Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart and Barry Gibb. She was nominated for Mandolin player of the year and he won Dobro player of the year. If you love music, you will love this show.

Thu, February 23, 2023

Paramount Chamber Players

Paramount Chamber Players

It’s a piano extravaganza! International superstar pianist Chih-Long Hu will join the prodigious young cellist Joshua Kovac for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Cello Sonata. And you won't want to miss hearing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as you’ve never heard it before in a spectacular arrangement for piano four-hands.

Sat, February 25, 2023

Free Fallin’ – The Tom Petty Tribute

Free Fallin’ – The Tom Petty Tribute

Free Fallin has successfully toured the country for almost 15 years and played before thousands of fans at many festivals, fairs, venues, and concerts. Along the way they have evolved into a complete and spectacular live music production. Their show, featuring all the best hits of Tom Petty, includes the instruments and costumes that re-create the authentic experience of a real Tom Petty concert!

Sat, March 11, 2023



Founded in 1985 in Australia, Newsboys now reside in Nashville and continue a long legacy of great music and huge hits. Nearly 40 years later, the Newsboys continue to be one of the most popular bands in the Christian music industry. In 2000, they helped start and headlined the annual, travelling CCM festival Festival Con Dios with Audio Adrenaline and The O.C. Supertones. It was known for featuring popular Christian bands and its motorcross stunts.

Sun, March 12, 2023

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