Paramount Theater features tribute bands, country music, and comedy this month |


BRISTOL, Tennessee – Looking for a night out in the Tri-Cities? Consider stopping at the historic Paramount Theater.

In addition to being a historic landmark, the Paramount is a cultural hub for the city of Bristol, hosting dozens of performances each year. This winter and spring, the Paramount line-up features a well-rounded group of musicians and other acts.

This January, the Paramount is hosting a variety of shows. Two award-winning tribute bands will perform: Rumors, a Fleetwood Mac tribute, will play on January 14th and the Black Jacket Symphony will pay homage to the Beatles’ White Album on January 18th.

The Paramount will also host a performance by Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart and escort on January 23rd.

Comedy fans can enjoy Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour as he brings the “Here’s Your Sign – It’s Finally Time Farewell Tour” back to Paramount for the last time on January 30th, closing the venue’s listing for the month . Engvall will perform twice – at 5pm and 8pm

Later in the season, the Symphony of the Mountains woodwind quintet will perform Woodwinds and All That Jazz, featuring works by Gunther Schuler and Appalachian composer Greg Danner, as well as a solo performance by SOTM’s principal cellist Mathew Wilkinson. The Paramount will also host countless other musicians, including 2011 American Idol winner Scott McCreery. The shows will feature artists and bands from many different genres, including country, bluegrass and contemporary Christian.

In addition to enjoying live performances, guests will also have the opportunity to experience the historic Paramount. The theater, built in the 1930s, celebrated its 90th birthday last September. Although it fell into disrepair in the 1960s and 1970s, the original building has been preserved. Ongoing renovations, which began in the late 1980s, have managed to restore much of the theater’s original Art Deco and Italian interiors, as well as adding dressing, rehearsal and storage space. The last renovation of the Paramount, which began in January 2021, included repairing water damage and restoring some of the iconic murals.

Tickets, especially for shows in January, sell out quickly. Interested parties, especially families who want to sit together, should act soon. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office or by calling (423) 274-8920 during the box office opening times from Tuesday to Friday from 12.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Tickets can also be purchased on paramountbristol.org. For groups of more than 10 people, a discount can be granted depending on the show. Please direct inquiries about group discounts to the telephone number at the box office.

Paramount offers a selection of snacks and refreshments, as well as a fully stocked bar for guests 21 and older with ID. Paramount is located in historic downtown Bristol, steps from a variety of restaurants, bars and parking, making it a convenient evening for the whole family.

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