Spring Preview – Wynonna & The Big Noise, Marty Stuart, Black Jacket Symphony’s Guns N’ Roses, Phil Vassar, EmiSunshine, James Gregory and more bring star power to Paramount Bristol

Bristol, TN – Punxsutawney Phil predicted a longer winter, but the fresh spring lineup at Paramount Bristol will help you beat those winter blues. Shows now on sale run the gamut from country to comedy, classic rock to indie films, and chamber music to bluegrass.

Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm
As part of its independent Lens Series, East Tennessee PBS and the Paramount Center for the Arts invite the public to a free screening of “Birth of a Movement.”  This documentary tells the little-known story of the editor of a Boston black newspaper who helped launch a nationwide movement in 1915 to ban Hollywood’s first blockbuster, the later controversial “The Birth of a Nation.” This film debuts a new independent film series at the Paramount in conjunction with PBS. Stay tuned for details.

Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 pm
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with vocal powerhouse Wynonna Judd who is fronting a new band, Wynonna & the Big Noise. The feisty redhead’s bluesy swagger and top-notch songwriting thrill fans of country music and roots-oriented Americana.  TICKETS

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
Black Jacket Symphony, known for recreating classic albums, returns with Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction.”  Get your tickets to this 1980s hard rock laser show before the forsythia fades as Black Jacket shows always sell out. TICKETS

Saturday, April 7 at 8:00 pm
Country star Phil Vassar’s soulful lyrics and infectious melodies capture the heart. Piano-playing Vassar debuted on the Nashville scene writing hits for other country artists including “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right on the Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.”  TICKETS

Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 pm
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Marty Stuart is living, breathing country-music history. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are coming back to the Paramount ready for a good time. VIP meet-and-greet available. TICKETS

Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
Talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist EmiSunshine is one of the top 10 country artists you need to know, says Rolling Stone. This teenage musical Phenom writes “intense Appalachian folk tunes in the Carter Family tradition and sings them with wisdom and ferocity.”  VIP meet-and-greet available. TICKETS

Friday, May 4 at 8:00 pm
For a down-home, hilarious comedy experience nobody beats James Gregory. This veteran comic’s rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch are real, funny and audiences love it. TICKETS

The Paramount is pleased to host more great performances from our local arts partners:

Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm
The Paramount Chamber Players’ season finale, “Of Bohemians and Princes,” features two great masterpieces – Beethoven’s “Archduke Piano Trio,” one of the most transcendent works in all of chamber music, and the Dvorak piano quartet, a work filled with folk melodies and the sounds of gypsy rhythms.

Saturday, May 12 at 5:30 pm  
The performing company and students of Bristol Ballet present family-friendly classic, “Alice in Wonderland.”

June 22-24 and June 29-July 1
Theatre Bristol, the oldest continuously run children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee, presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a stage musical based on the popular 1968 film.