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

Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane

It's the Denim and Diamonds Tour! Growing up, Nikki Lane used to watch her father pave asphalt during blistering South Carolina summers and that's how she learned the southern work ethic. She says, "We didn't have a lot of money, but I was privileged with the knowledge of how to work hard, how to learn and to succeed when things aren't set up for me."

Wed, October 5, 2022

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

After a SOLD-OUT SHOW in 2019 The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! returns to the Paramount Bristol for one show only! This action-packed spectacular is filled with NEW mind-blowing magic & jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief! Direct from Las Vegas, Bill’s NEW SHOW combines his world-class magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget!

Sat, October 8, 2022

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time in Grammy history—the “Big Four” most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also “Sailing”), and Best New Artist. In a career spanning over five decades,

Fri, October 14, 2022

The Wallflowers

The Wallflowers

Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it. And you always hear it with the Wallflowers. For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s Glad All Over.

Sat, October 22, 2022

Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham is one of the most inventive and electrifying musicians of his generation. His instinct for melody and his singular fingerpicking guitar style are showcased on the seven studio and three live albums he has released as a solo artist, Of course we know him from his time with Fleetwood Mac, but as a solo artist, Buckingham often plays nearly every instrument himself; his complex arrangements and inventive production choices make his solo work thrilling to experience.

Wed, October 26, 2022

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

In April 1935, Glenn Miller recorded, for the first time, under his own name. Using six horns, a rhythm section, and a string quartet, he recorded “Moonlight on the Ganges” and “A Blues Serenade” for Columbia. Less than three years later, they began breaking attendance records all up and down the East Coast. There were record-breaking recordings, as well, such as “Tuxedo Junction”, “In the Mood”, and “Pennsylvania 6-5000?" all sold in record numbers. Experience the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra live in Bristol!

Thu, October 27, 2022

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