BRISTOL, Tenn. – Are you looking for an evening in the Tri-Cities? Consider stopping off at the historic Paramount Theater.
Paramount is not only a historic landmark, but a cultural hub for the city of Bristol, hosting dozens of shows each year. This winter and spring, Paramount’s lineup includes a full group of musicians and other performers.
In January, Paramount offers a variety of shows. Two award-winning tribute groups will perform: Rumors, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, will perform on January 14, and the Black Jacket Symphony will perform a tribute to the White Beatles album on January 18.
Paramount will also host a performance by Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart and the accompanist on January 23.
Comedy fans can enjoy Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s Bill Engvall as he once again brings back “Here’s Your Sign – It’s Last Time Farewell Tour” to Paramount for the last time on January 30, closing the venue’s offerings for the month. Engvall will perform twice – at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Later in the season, the Symphony of the Mountains Woodwind Quintet will present ‘Woodwinds and All That Jazz’, featuring works by Gunther Schuler and Appalachian composer Greg Danner, as well as a solo performance by SOTM lead cellist Mathew Wilkinson. Paramount will also host countless other musicians including 2011 American Idol winner Scott McCreery. The shows will feature artists and groups from many different genres, including country, bluegrass, and contemporary Christian.
Guests will not only enjoy live performances, but also have the chance to experience Paramount history. Built in the 1930s, the theater celebrated its 90th anniversary last September. Although it fell into disrepair in the 1960s and 1970s, the original building has been preserved. Ongoing renovations from the late 1980s have successfully restored much of the theater’s original Art Deco and Italianate interior, as well as adding dressing, rehearsal and space. storage. Paramount’s most recent renovation, which began in January 2021, included repairing water damage and restoring some of the iconic murals.
Tickets, especially for the January shows, sell out quickly. Those interested in participating, especially families wishing to sit together, should act quickly. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office or by phone at (423) 274-8920 during box office hours, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Tickets can also be purchased at paramountbristol.org. A discount for groups of more than 10 people may be available on a show by show basis. Inquiries about group discounts should be directed to the box office phone number.
The Paramount offers a variety of snacks and refreshments, as well as a full bar for guests 21 and older with ID. Located in historic Bristol city center, Paramount is a short walk from a variety of restaurants, bars and parking lots, making it a convenient night out for the whole family.