Paramount Arts Center

Paramount Arts Center The Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, KY is a historic theater and concert venue. Our mission is to inspire, educate and entertain with outstanding performing arts and diverse cultural experiences while preserving a unique historic landmark.
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Performing Arts Center Take a walk with us back in time to September 5, 1931. We are standing in line for opening night of the new movie house, the Paramount Theatre. After three years of planning and construction, the Paramount has the entire Ohio Valley alive with excitement! The theatre was originally designed to show silent films, made exclusively by Paramount Studios. However, during the early stages of planning, "talkies" arrived. A quick glance to either side of the stage will reveal the organ grills that were installed but never used. Ironically, the first film ever shown in the theatre was entitled "Silent", yet it was a talking film. The Paramount was one of the first transitional theatres built for "talking pictures" and was to be a model theatre for others around the country to showcase films produced by Paramount Studios. The Depression, however, soon changed the course of events for this wonderful lady. Paramount wanted to scrap the project altogether. The plans were picked up by an Ashland-based company with Paramount craftsmen providing the interior furnishings - and the building was then leased to Paramount Publix Corporation. Because of the change in plans, the original design was scaled back by one third. Had the depression not caused a redesign, the Paramount would actually be three times as large! The Paramount Theatre has been preserved and restored with many of its original fixtures and furnishings, so that as you walk through the brass entrance doors today, it would be as much the same as if you were there that September night in 1931.

Operating as usual

09/15/2020
The Coal Cave Hollow Boys

Listen and Fall in ♥️ with The Coal Cave Hollow Boys.
See them perform on the PAC stage on 10/3 at Bluegrass, Brats, & Brews: Turning Ground, The Coal Cave Hollow Boys, and String Therapy

We are excited to present the Ohio Bound Official Music Video Featuring footage from our spring 2019 tour and Duck Creek Log Jam.

Video Credit: Samuel Scott
Audio: The Coal Cave Hollow Boys
Recorded at Amish Electric Chair Studios by @Neil Tuuri-Eddleblute

Our newest EP is forsale via our website: https://thecoalcavehollowboys.com/store

#ghsstrings
#ghsartist
#toddsamsinstruments
#caltoncases
#bluechippicks

Thank you for joining The Paramount Players for the premier of Beehive: The 60s Musical‼️ Special thanks to Foundation f...
09/14/2020
Photos: The Paramount Players present "Beehive: The 60's Musical"

Thank you for joining The Paramount Players for the premier of Beehive: The 60s Musical‼️ Special thanks to Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Kentucky Arts Council, the City of Ashland Kentucky Government and Theatrical Rights Worldwide for making this FREE, FUN and SAFE event possible for the greater Ashland community.

The Paramount Players present "Beehive: The 60's Musical" on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our FREE show, Beehive: The 60s Musical! Did you miss out on tonight’s performance? Y...
09/12/2020

Thanks to everyone who came out to our FREE show, Beehive: The 60s Musical! Did you miss out on tonight’s performance? You’re in luck! We’ll be doing it again tomorrow (Sep 12th) at 3pm!

Do you have your tickets yet? 🙌🏼😎🎶
09/10/2020

Do you have your tickets yet? 🙌🏼😎🎶

Can't wait for this one 🥀 We hit Paramount Arts Center w/ Alex Williams & Devil's Creek Special on Friday October 2nd!! See y'all there 🥀

Tickets & Info: Them Dirty Roses and Alex Williams w/ Devil's Creek Special

Thank you, The Herald-Dispatch‼️Join us next weekend for some SAFE family FUN.
09/06/2020
Paramount Players to offer free outdoor musical performance

Thank you, The Herald-Dispatch‼️
Join us next weekend for some SAFE family FUN.

ASHLAND — The Paramount Players will present a free socially distanced performance of “Beehive: The ’60s Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at

Today the PAC celebrates its 89th Anniversary with a SOLD OUT, socially distanced show and our first event in the theate...
09/06/2020

Today the PAC celebrates its 89th Anniversary with a SOLD OUT, socially distanced show and our first event in the theater, since Covid-19 forced us to go dark. SHINE BRIGHT, PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER‼️You are loved ♥️

09/04/2020
#RedAlert on Sept 1 2020

We’re proud to stand with our arts family‼️✊🏼♥️
Check us out @ 1:40.
#WeMakeEvents #RedAlert #WeAreFamily

#WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, with more than 2,000 buildings across 75 cities in 41 states and Washington DC we...

To call attention to the deep financial plight of the Live Event Industry, the Paramount is joining over 1,500 venues ac...
09/02/2020

To call attention to the deep financial plight of the Live Event Industry, the Paramount is joining over 1,500 venues across North America to be lit in red. The goal? To raise public awareness that the Live Events Industry is on Red Alert for its very survival, and create congressional pressure to act now. It is estimated that 96%, or as many as 12 million people in the Live Events Industry are currently unemployed, furloughed, or have lost up to 90% of their income, and the world’s largest concert promoters have reported a 98% loss of revenue since the start of the pandemic. The Paramount Arts Center is incredibly blessed with outstanding community support but still we struggle to survive during this difficult time. We appreciate your love and support and will continue to fight to fulfill our mission in this community. We will inspire. We will educate. We will entertain. We will preserve this place that we hold so dear. #WeMakeEvents

08/30/2020

Just a reminder to get your tickets for the Paramount Joe Awards! We will be presenting awards from the 2019-2020 Paramount Players season, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Paramount Players, and announcing plans for the 2020-21 season. This will be a socially distanced event following Covid 19 guidelines. So get your tickets for Friday, September 18 at 7:00 pm, get ready to get dressed to the nines and have some fun!!!
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the box office!

08/30/2020

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!!
The Paramount Players will hold auditions for The Haunting of Hill House on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00 pm at the Paramount Arts Center. This play is based on the book by Shirley Jackson. The production dates are October 23rd at 7:30 pm and midnight and October 24 at 7:30 pm.
Below are available parts and description:
Eleanor Vance - plain looking, conservative girl in her 20s.
Mrs. Dudley - the housekeeper, a strong uncommunicative woman (40s-50s).
Theodora - dark, exotic looking in her 20s.
Dr. Montague - serious man with steel-rimmed glasses, no nonsense sort, professional
Luke- early 30s, good looking, well educated, charming, a little empty-headed
Mrs. Montague - formidable woman, dominant and over-powering, definitely in charge
Arthur - meek, intense looking man, indeterminate age, Mrs. Montague’s assistant

Scripts are available for a 1 week check out period with a $10 deposit. They can be checked out at the Paramount box office Tuesday-Thursday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The audition will consist of reading from the script. Please email any questions to [email protected].

08/27/2020

Are you a fan of Halloween? Musicals? Cult Classics? We’ve got a new outdoor show announcement coming today and we can hardly handle the antici...pation!

SUBMIT YOUR ORIGINAL POEM AND WIN ✍️For National Poetry Day, the Paramount Arts Center is teaming up with The Greater As...
08/20/2020

SUBMIT YOUR ORIGINAL POEM AND WIN ✍️

For National Poetry Day, the Paramount Arts Center is teaming up with The Greater Ashland Beacon to recognize one outstanding local poet. Submit your original writing to the Paramount page or via email at [email protected] by 11:59PM August 21st for a chance to win free show tickets, a $25 gift card to The Winchester and your poem printed in the Ashland Beacon newspaper 🗞 GOOD LUCK‼️

🗣SHOW UPDATES 🗣In order to keep our patrons, staff, and artists safe we have rescheduled our larger upcoming shows. Keep...
08/17/2020

🗣SHOW UPDATES 🗣

In order to keep our patrons, staff, and artists safe we have rescheduled our larger upcoming shows. Keep an eye out as we continue to announce new, smaller, socially-distant shows for the near future and check out the list below to see when your favorite artists are going to be with us! Already have tickets to one of these rescheduled shows? No problem! Your tickets automatically transfer to the new show date.

RESCHEDULED DATES:
Jan 30, 2021- Flock of Seagulls & Men Without Hats
Feb 23, 2021- That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody
March 4, 2021- Bill Engvall
March 14, 2021- Buddy Guy w/ Tom Hambridge
April 30, 2021- Dennis DeYoung: Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary
May 6, 2021- Crowder
June 12, 2021- Rick Springfield

08/17/2020
Them Dirty Roses

Them Dirty Roses and Alex Williams w/ Devil's Creek Special on 10/2🔥 LIMITED SEATING‼️

You don’t want to miss this one! Grab your tickets before they’re gone.

Fix You - Live & Acoustic from Quarantine

THEM DIRTY ROSES 🌹🎶ALEX WILLIAMS 🎸 🔥 DEVIL’S CREEK SPECIAL 😈 🤘🏼See All Three in 1 Night - 10/2/2020 @ 7:30PMTickets are ...
08/16/2020

THEM DIRTY ROSES 🌹🎶
ALEX WILLIAMS 🎸 🔥
DEVIL’S CREEK SPECIAL 😈 🤘🏼

See All Three in 1 Night - 10/2/2020 @ 7:30PM
Tickets are LIMITED and go on sale tomorrow, Monday Aug 17th @ 10AM.
$20 Advance or $25 Day of Show.

This is a socially distanced event!

08/14/2020
Yakov Smirnoff Livestream at the PAC

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau, you can get up to 4 tickets to Yakov Smirnoff United We Laugh LIVESTREAM for $25. Use Coupon Code BOCO - Offer only good for the THEATER showing on 8/29 at 9PM.

🗣 Call our Box Office at 606-324–0007 to take advantage of this special pricing!

YES, IT’S STILL HAPPENING🎄🎄🎄A very special THANK YOU to our wonderful Paramount Woman's Association - PWA for organizing...
08/14/2020

YES, IT’S STILL HAPPENING🎄🎄🎄

A very special THANK YOU to our wonderful Paramount Woman's Association - PWA for organizing this special, SAFE and fun event for the entire family ♥️

Thank you, The Greater Ashland Beacon 🗞
08/12/2020
Paramount Players’ Set to Perform Free Musical at Central Park

Thank you, The Greater Ashland Beacon 🗞

To feed an appetite for live entertainment while combating the spread of COVID-19, the Paramount Arts Center announced details today for a free community theatre performance at Ashland’s Central Park. The Paramount Players’ will present “Beehive: The 60s Musical,” at the Central Park bandsta...

08/07/2020
08/07/2020

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN‼️
#PACisBACK #StayTuned

🚨NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT🚨September 5th @ 8PM A Special Night with Bob Thompson & The Unit Tickets are $25 - LIMITED CAPACI...
08/07/2020

🚨NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT🚨
September 5th @ 8PM
A Special Night with Bob Thompson & The Unit

Tickets are $25 - LIMITED CAPACITY!!!
On-sale MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH 🎶

08/07/2020

Dear Friends....
Soon the PAC will announce the postponement and reschedule of several of our upcoming shows. With venue capacity still at 50%, it’s impossible for us to move forward with large-scale events at this time. More importantly, we want to keep you safe! But, don’t fret. We have a plan! We will soon introduce a series of small, socially distanced shows in our theater, a fun livestream event, a free (grant-funded) outdoor performance presented by the Paramount Players and (if approved) a *special* production at our Riverfront. All events will comply with state COVID19 guidelines. We are fighting hard to survive this pandemic! #PACisBack Help keep us alive! ♥️

08/06/2020

It is back to school time and we know that will look very different for a lot of you this year. For those of you who are homeschooling or looking for some extra arts enrichment classes, we may have your solution! We are exploring the interest level in daytime classes in visual arts, music, drama and dance. These classes would be in small groups and socially distanced. Pricing would be affordable and discounts for multiple classes or children would be offered as well as some partial scholarships. Please share this with others and respond to the post if you have interest!

September 19th @ 7:30PM 📣 Tickets $20+ taxes and feesBorn and raised in Ashland, Kentucky, singer/songwriter Devin Hale ...
08/01/2020

September 19th @ 7:30PM 📣
Tickets $20+ taxes and fees

Born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky, singer/songwriter Devin Hale has spent the last 7 years honing his craft in Tennessee, Lexington, and the most recent, Austin, Texas. The sweet acoustic sounds of his performance are returning to Eastern Kentucky, on the heels of his debut album, “If You Wanna Go Home.” This socially distanced homecoming and #CulturalConnections performance, will feature Shirley Seim on fiddle. The duet will debut new, original music! 🎶

07/24/2020

Due to concerns for public safety and the current guidelines for social distancing, we regret to announce that we have cancelled the 2020 Boykin Jazz Alley Series. Ticket refunds will begin to be processed immediately. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]

07/06/2020
Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau

AND THAT’S A WRAP!!! 🇺🇸
Give some ❤️ to the army of staff, volunteers, board of directors, state and local government, tourism, fire departments, police officers, security, EMS/EMT, public health, artists, media and MANY, MANY MORE. Too many to begin tagging. You are amazing! THANK YOU for helping us to bring this community project to life!
A special praise to our sponsors for making this event possible 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

BCG Land, LLC. (no property, no shows!)
Clarks Pump N Shop (4th of July fireworks & so much more!)
John W. Clark Oil
Kentucky Power (3rd of July fireworks!)
King's Daughters Medical Center
Marathon Ashland Petroleum
Members Choice Credit Union
Glockner of Ashland
A & A Porta Pottys
Community Trust Bank
Vesuvius USA
Peoples Bank
Sunbelt Rentals (Ashland, KY)
Summit RV
City National Bank
iHeartRadio, TCR Country
Kindred Communications, 93.7 The DAWG
Ashland Community & Technical College
Ky Arts Council
Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau

Video footage courtesy of the very talented Zach Daniels

Another night of great live music right here in our community! Thanks to everyone who helped make this event happen!

Still don’t have your tickets for tonight? We will have limited tickets for sale at the gate!Doors open at 6pm- 917 N Bi...
07/03/2020

Still don’t have your tickets for tonight?
We will have limited tickets for sale at the gate!
Doors open at 6pm- 917 N Big Run Rd. Ashland, KY. 41102. www.paramountartscenter.com/drivein

07/01/2020
Tyler Booth - "Hank Crankin' People" (Official Music Video)

Only 2 days to go before we kick off our weekend drive-in concerts! Let's get to know one of our Friday artists, Eastern Kentucky's own Tyler Booth! Youth and authenticity are two traits that rarely coincide together. Add to that equation a voice that is unique and older than the young man it’s attached to and you suddenly begin seeing what all the fuss is about Kentucky’s “Golden Boy” Tyler Booth. Raised around music and the struggles of being in a band. Tyler is hardwired for the music business and it shows in his work ethic. Born and raised in Wolfe County in the Southeastern region of Kentucky, Tyler has been writing songs and honing his craft for years. Check out his hit song "Hank Crankin' People" below and grab your tickets now at ParamountArtsCenter.com!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iOZT9HLYJs

Purchase Tyler Booth's Debut Now! iTunes: https://goo.gl/vsjgCc Spotify: https://goo.gl/gBa7sK Amazon: https://goo.gl/PwkaHV Google: https://goo.gl/hPrcS8 CD...

06/29/2020
Chase Rice

ASHLAND: SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AT THIS CONCERT! Your safety is our top priority. Please stay in your designated areas and practice safe social distancing when using the restroom or visiting a food truck. This only works if you do your part! We look forward to seeing each of you Friday for great music, great food, and great fun! www.paramountartscenter.com/drivein

THIS WEEKEND 🇺🇸 JULY 4th 🇺🇸Safe & socially distanced? ✅Drive-In concert with actual live bands? ✅1 Ticket covers EVERYON...
06/29/2020

THIS WEEKEND 🇺🇸 JULY 4th 🇺🇸
Safe & socially distanced? ✅
Drive-In concert with actual live bands? ✅
1 Ticket covers EVERYONE in your car? ✅
Lawn chairs & coolers allowed? ✅
Fireworks? ✅
On sale NOW at ParamountArtsCenter.com 🎇🎟😎

06/26/2020
Arlo McKinley - "Walking Shoes" - Die Midwestern

Let's get to know our upcoming 4th of July artists! Arlo McKinley comes to us out of the eclectic Cincinnati music scene that has produced everyone from The National and Walk the Moon to Bootsy Collins, Arlo McKinley has washed his songs in the blood of street soul, country, punk and gospel – and tattooed them onto the underground.

Check out Arlo's latest single "Walking Shoes" from his upcoming album 'Die Midwestern' below and get ready to see him LIVE and in-person at our 4th of July drive in show with Jamey Johnson and Josh Brown & The Hard Livin’ Legends!

🎟🎟Tickets available now at:
ParamountArtsCenter.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPTXOVXQG-E

Arlo McKinley's official video for "Walking Shoes" off his upcoming album Die Midwestern. Pre-order the album here: https://orcd.co/diemidwestern Management ...

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06/24/2020

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1300 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
41101

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Is the crowder show still on in October
Some quick shots from last night's drive in concert with Jamey Johnson, Arlo McKinley and Josh Brown & the hard living legends https://www.facebook.com/pg/offthetrailphotos/photos/?tab=album&album_id=949020992267969
Great job on putting the concert wknd together! The music was fantastic & sounded great! The fireworks show was the BEST I’ve seen in our area in years! Please offer these more often! 💙🇺🇸❤️
PAC Live: Jamey Johnson w/ Arlo McKinley and Josh Brown 2020 Live Stream Live Link>> https://bit.ly/2C8EA0d Live Link>> https://bit.ly/2C8EA0d
PAC Live: Jamey Johnson w/ Arlo McKinley and Josh Brown 2020 Live Stream Live Link>> https://bit.ly/2C8EA0d Live Link>> https://bit.ly/2C8EA0d
Have you set a new date for the crowder concert or is it still June 18
Aney News on David crowder yet
I have tickits to see david crowder on June 18 are you still having the concert. Because of covid 19 or has the concert been Canceled thank you aney info will help
Do you have any information about the David Crowder concert in June?
Are you still having the Rick Springfield concert April 16th? I’m assuming not, but wondered what we do about our tickets.
Have there been any decisions made about the Rick Springfield concert for April 16th?
The Alina Kiryayeva piano concert has been moved to the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton this Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. It WILL NOT be in the OUS Riffe Rotunda as originally scheduled.