Paramount Bristol has added more top-echelon artists to its 2018 season, representing a cornucopia of talent from country to comedy to classic rock. The legendary Gatlin Brothers, roots-rocking outlaw Rodney Crowell and acoustic poet Tom Snider are among the new Country and Alt-Country shows on the calendar. Humorist Jeanne Robertson brings her “Rocking Chair” tour […]

Rainero creates opportunities in the arts

Mary Beth Rainero

Paramount Bristol congratulates Board Member Emeritus Mary Beth Rainero who was named a recipient of a 2018 Arts Achievement Award by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire. The Arts Achievement Award winners were chosen from a diverse and talented group of individuals from across the region. Each of the winners has made a significant contribution to […]

Music Notes by Tom Netherland

Country’s Marty Stuart quietly toured Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Sun-day afternoon. In late afternoon, he and His Fabulous Superlatives enthralled about 20 [VIP] fans at the Paramount in Bristol. They paid extra for the treat. Stuart welcomed bluegrass legend Paul Williams to the stage for a pair of bluegrass gospel classics. Upon […]

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 […]

Paramount Bristol Featured in Smoky Mountain Living Magazine

On State Street, Entertainment is Paramount By Jonathan Austin A step into Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts is a step back in time to the heyday of jaw-dropping movie palaces designed to entertain the masses. The art deco theater attracted an enormous crowd on opening night, Feb. 20, 1931, with traffic snarled for five […]


Bristol, TN – If you have been to The Paramount in Bristol lately, you may have noticed the beautiful new red curtains framing our stage. Gone are the 25-year-old curtains that were deteriorating, and presented a safety hazard for performers and our stagehands. We are extraordinarily grateful to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for generously underwriting the […]


Contact: Catherine Hausman 423-274-8921 COREY SMITH TO PERFORM AT PARAMOUNT BRISTOL ON NOV. 11  Bristol, TN – American singer-songwriter and guitarist Corey Smith is coming to Paramount Bristol as part of his Great Wide Underground Tour. In a genre whose biggest artists tend to be those signed to major label deals, Corey Smith is […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Paramount Chamber Players Presents “Pure Classics”

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Craig Combs, 423-968-3385, The Paramount Chamber Players (TPCP) present Pure Classics, a program celebrating the music of the Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in four Tri-Cities venues on October 5-9, 2017 A 65 Mustang, the I Love Lucy Show, and Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love with You […]

PRESS RELEASE: Knoxville Comedian Henry Cho Performs September 23rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. BRISTOL, TN – Bristol gets another top notch comedic performance on Saturday, September 23rd at 8pm in experienced and hilarious stand up comic Henry Cho. Born and raised in Knoxville, his southern charm style of telling stories and jokes is second to none. “I’m an Asian with a Southern accent,” remarks Cho, “To […]