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The Carson Center


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 
    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

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 years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he...

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

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.

VIP MEET AND GREET - Includes one premium seat location and a post-show meet & greet with Daniel Tiger and one other character. VIP patrons are also welcome to take (1) photo with their personal camera.  All patrons – adults and children – require a VIP Meet & Greet ticket to attend the meet & greet. All...

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

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 counting, to problem solve along their journey.

  • 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!

Raffaele Ponti, conductor

  • Show Date 
    Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

“I’ve lived a lot of life since my last record,” says Scotty McCreery. “I moved out on my own, I traveled across the country and the world, I got engaged, I was dropped by my label, I was even robbed at gunpoint. So I really wanted this album to show who Scotty is at 24, what’s going on in my life, and I think we accomplished that.” 

With his third album (plus a chart-topping Christmas record), the young star takes a huge creative step forward. He co-wrote all 11 songs on Seasons...

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

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 
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.  The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join the Carson Center for our 5th Annual O'Carson Irish Bash! Molly Ramone Band Page, Nashville's most entertaining Irish band, will be playing while we dance, drink and eat in Irish style.  Dress your Irish best and participate in our costume contest.  Male and Female winner will each receive 2 tickets to Rock of Ages on April 11, 2019.  Party starts at 7:00pm, band starts at 7:30pm and we will be doing the JIG until 10:00pm in the Myre River Room. Must be 21 or older to...

  • 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

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 from the world's top organizations—including four U.S. presidents—regularly seek him out as a trusted resource for unlocking extraordinary results.

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

for KING & COUNTRY’s ‘burn the ships | world tour’ feat. special guest: Josh Baldwin


Grammy award-winning for KING & COUNTRY is comprised of Aussie-born and Nashville, Tennessee-raised brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone and known for their soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes.

*This Spring, join for KING & COUNTRY at the Carson Center in...

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

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. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of...

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

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 AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality...

  • 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

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

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


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...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm

Kentucky Opry Presents:

A trailblazing singer who became the first black Country Music Superstar, Charley Pride has had an amazing career. From his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi, he caught fire with 1967's 'Just Between You and Me', breaking into the Top-10 Country chart and garnering his first Grammy nomination.

Between 1967 and 1987, he amassed 52 Top-10 Country hits and sold tens of millions of records worldwide. In 1971,...

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