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The Carson Center

Performances

Purchase tickets by calling 270-450-4444 or click Buy Now.  All sales are final. Effective July 1, 2018 a 6% sales tax will be collected on all ticket sales.  Taxes will be allocated to the state general fund and are not retained by the Carson Center.

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

Wynonna & the Big Noise are the featured performers the 62nd Annual WPSD Telethon of Stars Celebration Concert.  Special guests are Craig Wayne Boyd and Collin Raye. 

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo "The Judds," Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • Show Date 
    Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Sponsored by Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Paducah, Crowdus Maintenance & Cleaning, and Anonymous Business.

Concert begins at 3:00pm. The add-on VIP package with meet'n'greet will be after the show at 6:00pm. 

A concert critic described Larnelle Harris as having a “larger-than-life stage presence with impeccable vocal prowess.” Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle has become the personification...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:30pm

This fall, kick-off your 2018 Carson Center Concert Series with the Prince phenomenon! THE PURPLE XPERIENCE, Friday, September 28, 2018.

Since its inception in 2011, The Purple Xperience is a true tribute to Prince. True to the original, hailing from Minneapolis, MN and created by Matt Fink of The Revolution.  Performing to over 300 thousand fans, this 5-piece band has distinguished themselves as the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution and as the world’...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, click Buy Now or call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office at 270-444-0065.

Virtuoso William Wolfram joins the orchestra for Beethoven's triumphant Third Piano Concerto. Maestro Ponti conducts the fatalistic Fourth Symphony by Tchaikovsky. 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
​​William Wolfram, piano

Creston - A Rumor

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around! Get tix to this exciting live concert experience here: DisneyJuniorTour.com

The Disney Junior Dance Party features:
- Live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy,...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
  • Show Date 
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Break Up Tour with special guest, Stars Go Dim.

Inspired by legendary jazz greats and current contemporaries, singer/songwriter FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI set out to write pop, soul-infused music that would motivate and encourage listeners of any age. Her exposure to the arts began at a young age with her interest and involvement in theatre, music, and dance, and at 15, Francesca began writing and performing her own songs.  

With 1.9 million units sold, a Grammy Award (4 total...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

The 14th annual Carson Center Distiller's Dinner will feature Fred Booker Noe III, Jim Beam Master Distiller and Ambassador, Small Batch Bourbon Collection®. The entire event takes place on stage in the beautiful Carson Center main theatre – with live music by The Eddy Grove Trio.   Reservations are required.  An “early bird” rate for tickets and tables of 8 is available until September 25.

The event has developed a devoted following in this “Golden Age of Bourbon,” attracting long-...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of this classic at your Carson Center! Written in 1818 by Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN: The Modern Prometheus is the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has inspired countless film and stage adaptations. The character Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery. The piece raises an important question about innovation- just because it can be done, should it be done?  In the story, Victor...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Carson Center is hosting their first Fun 5K Run / 1K Walk on Saturday, October 27th at the Carson Center.  This will be a non-competitive event for the entire family, including your pets. Come dressed in your Halloween best (costumes encourage but not required!) After the run/walk, all monsters will be treated to Franks and Steins with a walk down Trick-or-Treat Alley. Registration begins at 1pm and the event starts at 2pm.  Pet parade / costume contest will be at 3pm. 

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  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

It's appropriate that Boz Scaggs' new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career.
 
Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock 'n' roll. While attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:15pm

Performance is part of the Broadway Series presented by CSI and Baptist Health Paducah. CLICK to purchase a new subscription online.  Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, click Buy Now or call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office at 270-444-0065.

Dvořák's favorite piece, the overture to Wagner's opera Tannhäuser,​ ​precedes a performance by the New York Philharmonic's own principal trombone, Joseph Alessi. The pastoral Sixth Symphony by Dvořák​ closes the concert. 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
​​Joseph Alessi, trombone

Wagner - Tannhäuser: Overture

Pugh - Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 6:30pm

Tickets are only available as part of the Myre Series at this time. Click to Subscribe Now.

Matt Maher is a Canadian contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader from Newfoundland, Canada, who lives in the United States. He has written and produced nine solo albums to date. Three of his albums have reached the Top 25 Christian Albums Billboard chart, and...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Peppa Pig Live! is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises! 

  • Show Date 
    Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:15pm

Performance is part of the Broadway Series presented by CSI and Baptist Health Paducah. CLICK to purchase a new subscription online. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

The Tony Award winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film...

  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. The script seamlessly incorporates vocabulary, logic, and messages of kindness and charity while entertaining with silly antics.  A hilarious and...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sawyer Brown’s Christmas shows are some of the band’s favorite shows of the year—mixing both Christmas music and their hits into a very special evening. The audience will be treated to songs from the band’s two Christmas CDs, “Hallelujah! He is Born!” and “Rejoice”—songs that highlight the spiritual, the sentimental, and the joyous sides of Christmas. The title track from “Hallelujah! He is Born,” in fact, gets audiences on their feet every bit as much as the band’s radio hits. And no Sawyer...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, click Buy Now or call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office at 270-444-0065.

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!

Single tickets on sale September 18th, or subscribe for the full season and reserve your seat today!

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country.  Bill starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. He was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the Myre Series at this time. Click to Subscribe Now.

Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music.  They are both GRAMMY(R)-nominated and GMA Dove Award-winning, a radio favorite in the United States and internationally, and a leader in CD sales and long-form music...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 7:15pm

Performance is part of the Broadway Series presented by CSI and Baptist Health Paducah. CLICK to purchase a new subscriptions online. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical, coming to a city near you!  American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences.  Come along to sleepover camp and join some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts,...

  • Show Date 
    Monday, January 28, 2019 - 7:15pm

Performance is part of the Broadway Series presented by CSI and Baptist Health Paducah. CLICK to purchase a new subscription online.  Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for...

  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.

Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King.

  • Show Date 
    Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show, this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! They will use math, such as bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing, and a whole lot of...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, click Buy Now or call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office at 270-444-0065.

Steven Curtis Chapman​
with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Five-time GRAMMY®​ award winner and Paducah native Steven Curtis Chapman comes home to perform with his orchestra. Don't miss christian music's most awarded artist with your PSO!

Single tickets on sale September 18th, or subscribe for the full season and reserve your seat today!

Raffaele...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, March 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.

With a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, this production faithfully adapts four stories by beloved children's author Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, click Buy Now or call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office at 270-444-0065.

Hear Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's depiction of his city in two of his most famous works. Internationally-acclaimed saxophonist Timothy McAllister joins the orchestra for Creston's Concerto for Alto Saxophone. Maestro Ponti conducts Brahms' Tragic Overture.

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone

Respighi - Fontane di Roma...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the Myre Series at this time. Click to Subscribe Now.

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and author. Among his New York Times bestsellers are the classic novels, The Traveler's Gift, and The Noticer. Leaders...

  • Show Date 
    Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:15pm

Performance is part of the Broadway Series presented by CSI and Baptist Health Paducah. CLICK to purchase a new subscription online. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play....

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:15pm

Performance is part of the Broadway Series presented by CSI and Baptist Health Paducah. CLICK to purchase a new subscription online.  Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, click Buy Now or call the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office at 270-444-0065.

Enjoy a night of opera and broadway with your Paducah Symphony Orchestra. Also featuring the PSO Chorus, the Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus, and invited choirs. 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
Samuel Hall, tenor
Daniel Scofield, baritone

  • Show Date 
    Friday, April 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.

With some friends of a feather and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, and fly! A whimsical musical based on the book by best-selling author, Cara Lustik, Penguin gives us all the courage to follow our dreams. 

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Tickets are only available as part of the Myre Series at this time. Click to Subscribe Now.

Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter.

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

SAVE THE DATE! 

Get ready to “Party for a Purpose” at the Carson Center’s big annual fundraising event May 9, 2019.  This party takes place throughout the Carson Center.   Enjoy mixing and mingling with friends old and new as you enjoy a silent auction, live auction, food from local caterers, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.  All these beverages and food are included in the cost of admission.  
 
The “Purpose of this Party” is to raise money for the...

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