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Christian hit makers Casting Crowns are bringing their Thrive tour to Kentucky. After achieving multiple evenings of sell-out crowds on the fall leg of the tour supporting their newest release, Thrive, select 2015 dates have been added, including a stop in Paducah at the Carson Center, Saturday, February 28th, 7 p.m.

Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns experienced a landmark 2014 with three GRAMMY® nominations, a RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification,...

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:00pm Buy Now
$43.00Gold Circle


Please join us for the Carson Center’s own fundraising event – our “Party for a Purpose.” Known for years as a “Wine Tasting and Auction,” this party has that and more.  Enjoy scrumptious food from 14 caterers on the scene.  Taste wines made in our region and across the nation – with pours by people with expertise in wines.  Sip refreshing beverages such as bubble tea, soft drinks, and gourmet coffee.  Browse and bid in a silent auction of 50 fabulous items (ranging from shopping and styling experiences to tickets to St...

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:00pm Buy Now
$60.00General Admission
$100.00Reserved Seat


This special occasion is the first joint fundraising event for the Carson Center and Paducah Symphony Orchestra – and Kosair Charities.  All three nonprofit organizations enrich the well-being and development of children and youth in our region. This occasion is made all the more memorable because the featured speaker has devoted his career to helping children.  Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring storyteller, author, and syndicated columnist. He is an emeritus professor of...

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:15pm Buy Now
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:30pm Buy Now
$45.00Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A-F
$32.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes and Rows A-E
$20.002nd Balcony Rows F-L
$105.00VIP Post Event Reception Ticket - 8:30PM Event


Terry Fator is a singer, comedian, ventriloquist, and celebrity impressionist who burst onto the national scene after winning “America’s Got Talent” on television in 2007.  A native of Texas, Terry spent more 20 years on the road performing at everything from schools to county fairs before becoming a Vegas headliner.   More information at: http://terryfator.com or Watch a Video.


Sat, 03/07/2015 - 7:30pm Buy Now
$125.00Platinum VIP - Main Floor Rows AA-EE
$85.00Gold VIP - Main Floor Rows A-G
$67.50Remainder of Main Floor and 1st Balcony
$57.502nd Balcony



The sound of Veritas brings a fresh approach to contemporary classical music. Under direction of Roger Breland, Veritas was formed under the name Shofar. Most recently, Shofar joined the Truth 40th Anniversary Tour as the male vocal line. The group has performed around the world, including a performance for former President George W. Bush. In 2012 Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence began a concert tour of their own as Veritas. Each vocalist...

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 3:00pm Buy Now
$15.00Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A-F
$13.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes and Rows A-E
$11.002nd Balcony Rows F-L


This production is Simon Levy’s masterful stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel – set in New York City and Long Island in the 1920s. ­ The Great Gatsby is a history lesson and novel rolled into one enticing story. Although there are movie versions of Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece – the stage offers new, exciting, fertile ground for the story. Audiences feel the energy of Jay Gatsby, the allure of Daisy Buchanan, and the Everyman complexity of Nick Carraway.  Performed by the acclaimed Montana Repertory Theatre.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 6:45pm Buy Now
$15.00All Seats

O'Carson Irish Bash

Join the Carson Center for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!  Gallica, a traditional Irish music band from St. Louis, will be entertaining us as we dance, drink and eat in Irish style. 

Included with your ticket will be Irish themed food and a party favor.  Cash bar will be available to include green beer and plenty of Guinness.  Dress your Irish best and participate in our costume contest. 

Party starts at 7:00pm and we will be doing the JIG until 10:00pm.  Must be 21 or over to attend. ...

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:00pm Buy Now
$25.00Ticket in Advance
$30.00Ticket at the Door


It is one of the most storied careers in modern music. Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin' Time. He followed that with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the '90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My...

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:30pm Buy Now
$109.00Main Floor Rows BB-EE Center
$69.00Main Floor Rows AA-CC House Left and Right; Rows A-C Center
$39.00Remainder of Main Floor
$29.001st Balcony
$24.002nd Balcony

MATTHEW WEST - The Live Forever Tour

Several years ago, when MATTHEW WEST invited people to share their stories to serve as inspiration for an upcoming album, he had no idea it would be the start of an amazing journey that would forever change his music, ministry and life.

Armed with more than 10,000 stories from fans all over the world, the floodgates of inspiration opened and West crafted a landmark album, The Story of Your Life. Suddenly people were given a voice and a chance for their stories to be heard. It started a powerful wave that...

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 7:00pm Buy Now
$48.00VIP - Orchestra Section
$28.00Gold Circle - Reserved Floor, 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A-D
$23.001st Balcony Rows E-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes and Rows A-E
$13.002nd Balcony Rows F-L


Astonishing athletes/performing artists defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats in this spellbinding performance. These fearless acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists with boundless energy dazzle audiences anew with a stage production based on 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. The New York Times describes the production as “feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:45pm Buy Now
$15.00All Seats


Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. The show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989 in New York as The American Radio Company, returned to Minnesota, and in 1993 resumed the name A Prairie Home Companion. Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public...

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:30pm Buy Now
$100.00Main Floor Rows AA-EE
$75.00Main Floor Rows A-E
$49.00Remainder of Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes & Rows A-F
$39.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes & Rows A-E
$29.002nd Balcony Rows F-L


ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.  “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:15pm Buy Now
$325.00VIP 1 Meet & Greet Package*
$200.00VIP 2 Tour Package**
$149.00Main Floor Rows AA-EE
$99.00Main Floor Rows A-E
$69.00Remainder of Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes & Rows A-F
$59.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes & Rows A-E
$45.002nd Balcony Rows F-L

HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A Salute to the Eagles

For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists. 

This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation,...

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 7:15pm Buy Now
$49.00Main Floor Rows AA-E
$39.00Remainder of Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes & Rows A-F
$29.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes & Rows A-E
$19.002nd Balcony Rows F-L


Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:15pm Buy Now
$55.00Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A-F
$40.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes and Rows A-E
$30.002nd Balcony Rows F-L


The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. They love to show off onstage - performing a variety of stunts and skits! Audiences will be delighted to see this extravaganza of European-style clowning, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets.  This new production features Mr. Popovich and his cast of jugglers, clowns, 15 house cats, 10 dogs, 4 geese, 8 white doves, and...

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:45pm Buy Now
$15.00All Seats



Born in Abilene, Texas, the son of a preacher, Guy Penrod grew up in church. His parents stood him up in a folding chair as a 3-year old for his debut solo of Fill My Cup Lord. From there, the powerful voice grew into one of the most recognizable in Southern Gospel music and country music. Mr. Penrod performed for 14 years as part of Bill Gaither’s celebrated Gaither Vocal Band.  Since leaving the band in recent years, Mr. Penrod has recorded and performed as a solo artist. Recent albums include Breathe Deep...

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 3:00pm Buy Now
$15.00Main Floor; 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A-F
$13.001st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony Boxes and Rows A-E
$11.002nd Balcony Rows F-L

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The Carson Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts center that serves the Four Rivers region. The mission of the Center is to improve the quality of life of children, youth, and adults with programming that inspires, educates, and entertains.

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