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The Carson Center

Performances

Purchase tickets by calling 270-450-4444 or click Buy Now.  Click to view Seating Chart.

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world.  A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The Band's innovative sound has delighted audiences around the world - in record breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

Friday, October 7 will feature Nashville's Country party band, Amber's Drive.  Food vendor TBD.  You will have a chance to win 2 tickets for B the Underwater Bubble Show on November 15.  Enter to win between 5:00pm - 7:00pm.  Winner drawn at 7:00pm and does not need to be present.   

This is our last Fridays @ 5 for the season.  We hope you have a wonderful year until we see you again in May 2017 for another season of Fridays @ 5 on our terrace.    

Join us...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Beethoven’s powerful Egmont Overture opens the performance, telling the dramatic story of Count Egmont in the play of the same name. Next, the Allegro Moderato from Bruce Broughton’s Concerto for Tuba will feature 2016 Young Artist Competition Winner Max Crofton. Felix Mendelssohn’s...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

"He walks through walls, makes objects disappear and turns a dollar bill instantly into a hundred. No, this isn't make believe, but it is unbelievable! In Straight Up Magic, Jason Bishop infuses old school tricks with new school stagecraft in a performance. Without fuss or frills, he moves from stunning sleight of hand to dazzling illusions with an easy humor and exceptional talent - and a little help from his tiny tail-wagging terrier, Gizmo!

  • Show Date 
    Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

Josh Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer/songwriter in traditional country music and Christian music.  He is one of the younger members of the Grand Ole Opry.  His many hit songs include Long Black Train, Your Man, Would You Go With Me?, Why Don't We Just Dance?, All Over Me, and Time is Love. Turner has been songwriting and performing since he was a child. In support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in a career in the arts/...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm
Special Guests: KB and Jordan Feliz

Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY’s sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. The duo, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke, has accomplished several notable feats on their new record. Perhaps the most remarkable is that the award-winning rock/pop duo has achieved the unexpected. Not only have they ventured into new musical territories...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

This event is full.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call (270) 443-9932. 

Tom Bulleit, founder of Bulleit Bourbon, will be the featured guest at the 12th annual Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner on October 29, 2016, in historic downtown Paducah. Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits has sponsored all 12 dinners, which raise funds for the Carson Center, the nonprofit regional performing arts center serving the Four Rivers region. The event will...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:00pm

American singer-songwriter, artist and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan is a spokesman for his generation. Early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. After he left his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Easily one of the most beloved compositions to come out of the 20th century, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring: Suite transports the audience to an optimistic, hopeful America. Contemporary composer Óscar Navarro’s refreshing Clarinet Concerto No. 2 features guest artist Franklin...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Telethon of Stars is co-sponsored by the Paducah Lions Club and WPSD Local 6 for the benefit of handicapped children & adults served by TLC in Southern Illinois, the UTM Infant Stimulation Program in Martin Tennessee and by Easter Seals West Kentucky.   This year the Telethon will top the 25 Million Dollar mark with your donations.  Donations made from each state, is returned to that state to provide services to those handicapped children & adults needing assistance. The 4 hour...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Imagine being immersed in an underwater fantasy world. Suddenly your senses are flooded as colors and bubbles surround you. Inspired by the famous Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil, B-The Underwater Bubble Show is a lavish musical production rich in stage effects. Meet Mr. B along with his underwater "inhabitants" (seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids), as you take an imaginary journey through the deep blue sea.

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tickets go on sale to Carson Center Members on Wednesday, October 5th.  Click to Become a Member.

Cirque Dreams lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza… Cirque Dreams Holidaze…a new cirque show...Broadway musical... and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Hailed by The New York Daily News as a "delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale to Carson Center Members on Wednesday, October 5th.  Click to Become a Member.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:30pm

This show will feature many of the biggest hits Elvis had when he was young, and many from his later years also. PLUS many of his most famous Christmas songs. 

Winner of BBC TV’s ‘World’s Greatest Elvis’ and Elvis Presley Enterprises ‘First Ever’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist! As seen on the Late Show with David Letterman.
 
Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical...

  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:15pm

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years!   Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.  Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Join the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and choruses as they celebrate the holiday season. This year-after-year sellout is a staple in the community, and for many, no Christmas would be complete without it. Experience this memorable concert for yourself! 

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets.  A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city! Get your tickets before they sell out at www.nutcracker.com

Platinum...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Carson Center Members can purchase their tickets starting Wednesday, October 19th before goin on sale to the public on Friday, October 21st.  Click to Become a Member and purchase your tickets early. 

It was Jackie Evancho’s love of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” that stirred the passion within her to begin singing and posting videos to YouTube. Not...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Become a Subscriber.

The musical Pippin tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the land? Or does he strike out on his own, to find his own “corner of the sky?”  Pippin is a...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time.  Click to subscribe.

Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. Based on Lobel's well-loved books and featuring a “hummable” score by Robert and Willie Reale – this whimsical production follows two friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Tickets are only available as part of the US Bank Family Series at this time. Click to Subscribe.

Promoting awareness on recycling, anti-bullying, and “going green,” Vocal Trash is sweeping the globe with its green-minded ensemble. Described as “Glee Meets Stomp,” this group is on a relentless pursuit to bring individuals together, using the universal language of song and dance. Using recycled...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Danzón No. 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez warms things up with its energetic and nostalgic rhythms and melodies. Internationally known flute virtuoso Eugenia Zukerman joins the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in both the Danzón and Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto, a favorite among...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Become a Subscriber.

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time.  Click to subscribe.

This is the musical tale, based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Always inspired by his travels, German composer Felix Mendelssohn gives us his 3rd Symphony, widely known as the “Scottish” Symphony as it was driven by his love for the British Isles. Next, revel in what are arguably classical music’s most recognizable opening bars—those of...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Become a Subscriber.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Tickets are only available as part of the US Bank Family Series at this time. Click to Subscribe.

Attention Odd Squad fans! Things are about to get very odd in YOUR town, and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve the case. ODD SQUAD LIVE! is springing into action on stage in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure where kids get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When agents Orion and...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:15pm

Tickets are only available as part of the Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Become a Subscriber.

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

GRAMMY® winner Jason Crabb is well known as one of the most compelling voices in any genre of music. With his power, range, and passion, he has moved easily among musical styles including gospel, country, pop and southern gospel. With his Reunion Records debut, Whatever The Road, fans of that incredible talent will gain a deeper understanding of the heart behind the voice. In recording his fifth solo album, Crabb poured himself into his songwriting and the payoff is his most personal album...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time.  Click to subscribe. 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle brings together old favorites and new friends. The hour-long stage adaptation of three beloved children’s books by Mr. Carle showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Agony, burden, love and loss: these are the emotions that drive the work that marked a turning point in Brahms’ career. Powerful and most unique, A German Requiem stands firmly on its own. This performance will feature the PSO Chorus as well as invited choirs from the area,...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

Randall Atcheson is the epitome of a musical Renaissance man.  His gift of communicating the beauty of music in various forms has led to a decidedly versatile career as a much-sought-after artist in the classics as well as in pop and the sacred repertoire.  This versatility was evidenced early in life when he was recognized as a prodigy on both piano and organ.  He entered Samford University at age 12 and later was accepted at The Juilliard School where he became the only student in the...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time.  Click to subscribe.

On a mission to rescue Mayor Goodway and win the race, Ryder and his canine super-hero friends use their unique skills and teamwork to make several heroic rescues as they race to the finish line. First-ever Paw Patrol Live tour!