BRISTOL, Tenn. – The days are getting shorter but the nights are getting brighter as Paramount Bristol kicks off its star-studded fall season.
Highlights include three national tours celebrating musical milestones: The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary Tour rekindles the spirit of psychedelic rock pioneers Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton in a multimedia concert (Oct. 28); Steve Earle & the Dukes mark The 30th anniversary of “Copperhead Road,” the world’s first blend of heavy metal and bluegrass (Nov. 23); and Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman team up with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives to salute The 50th Anniversary of “Sweetheart of the Rodeo,” considered to be the greatest country-rock album of all time (Dec. 1).
Christian pop/rock band Sidewalk Prophets brings their immersive brand of ministry (Nov. 3) and music legends Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen perform together onstage (Nov.19).
Thursday, Sept. 27
East TN PBS Advance Screening of MASTERPIECE’S “Poldark”– Season 4 premiere: Almost 40 years ago Ross Poldark galloped across the TV screens of millions of PBS viewers. Now the gallant hero rides again. Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his love?
Saturday, Sept. 29
$12-$15 plus applicable fees; Students free
The Paramount Chamber Players Presents “The Undiscovered” – The Paramount Chamber Players present Vignettes: “Covered Wagon Woman” by Alan Louis Smith. The text tells the story of Margaret Ann Alsip Frink’s journey across America in 1850 during the Gold Rush. Mezzo soprano Hannah Dishman returns to Bristol to play the part of Frink in this special performance.
Thursday, Oct. 4
$57-$82 plus applicable taxes and fees
“Chicks With Hits – Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss:” A rare opportunity to see three of the biggest female artists in country music playing your favorite songs from their legendary careers. This show is packed with stories, girl power, harmonies, laughs and hits.
Friday, Oct. 5
$33 plus applicable taxes and fees
The Black Jacket Symphony: AC/DC’s Back in Black recreates AC/DC’s legendary album featuring rock ‘n’ ragers like “What Do You Do For Money Honey,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and the title track. This show is nearly sold out.
Saturday, Oct. 6
$50 plus applicable taxes and fees
Susan G. Komen of East TN and Highlands Ballet Present “Turnout for the Cure,” a gala fundraiser and performance to support breast cancer education and outreach. Admission includes desserts and drinks, auction packages and a preview of a new ballet called “Magic Butterfly.”
Friday Oct. 19
$87-$127 plus applicable taxes and fees
An Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen: Texas guitar-slingers Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen bring their tour to the Paramount for one night only. They’ll play hits like “The Road Goes on Forever and “The Front Porch Song.” This show is supported by Pal's Sudden Service with additional support from HVAC, Inc. & Volunteer Vodka.
Sunday Oct. 28
$37 plus applicable taxes and fees
Music of Cream 50th Anniversary World Tour: Relatives of the British rock power trio (Ginger Baker’s son, Jack Bruce’s son and Eric Clapton’s nephew) rekindle the spirit of Cream in a multi-media concert with never-before-seen footage. Come hear “Spoonful,” “Strange Brew,” “White Room,” and “Crossroads.”
Saturday Nov. 3
$10-$60 plus applicable taxes and fees
Christian pop/rock band Sidewalk Prophets performs their Something Different Tour to The Paramount. This tour is an immersive experience combining film, music and production.
Sunday Nov. 4
$37-$57 plus applicable taxes and fees
Evening with John Anderson – Acoustic: Singer-songwriter John Anderson has one of the most instantly recognizable voices in the history of country music. John Anderson is now the standard-bearer for traditional country music. “Gospel-born and southern bred” Elvie Shane, opens the show.
Friday Nov. 23
$27-$67 plus applicable taxes and fees
Steve Earle & the Dukes 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road with Special Guests The Mastersons – Steve Earle is on tour with his longtime band The Dukes celebrating the 30th anniversary of Copperhead Road, released to widespread acclaim in 1988. Called Earle’s first “rock album,” Copperhead Road more than lives up to that description, hitting a just-right synthesis of acoustic strumming and electric guitar power chords (not to mention the occasional bagpipe).
Saturday Dec. 1
$82-$127 plus applicable taxes and fees
Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman Celebrate 50 years of Sweetheart of the Rodeo with Special Guest Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
The Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman salute the 50th anniversary of the band’s pioneering album “Sweetheart of the Rodeo.” Country all-star Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives join McGuinn and Hillman onstage, where they will perform songs and tell the stories behind the 1968 LP, one of the milestones in American Music.
Saturday Dec. 15
$27-$32 plus applicable taxes and fees
Corey Smith returns to Paramount Bristol with his full band. Smith has built an unfailingly devout fan base, all around the nation, by simply telling it the way it is. His concerts regularly sell out, with fans singing along to favorites like the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.”
About Paramount Bristol
Paramount Bristol is a multi-use performing arts center in the heart of downtown Bristol presenting live music, dance, comedy, film, theater and family entertainment. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its lavish interior and iconic marquee are characteristic of Art Deco movie palaces built in the 1930s. The Paramount Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, owns and operates the theater. For more information, visit www.paramountbristol.org.
For more information, visit www.ParamountBristol.org.
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