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  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

An art show and sale of the remaining paintings by well-known artist Clyde H. Lawter, Jr., will take place Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Carson Center for the Performing Arts in Paducah, Kentucky.  His paintings are in homes throughout the United States and in Europe. Mr. Lawter and his late wife, Joann, were co-founders of PAPA (Paducah Area Painters' Alliance).  He died on March 28, 2019, in Greenville, Kentucky, at age 85.  His bequests included the commissioning of...

  • 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.  

Event Sponsors: A&K Construction, Atmos Energy, Harrah's Metropolis, Peel & Holland, Golden...

  • 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,...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970's Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley's melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell's use...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

PJ MASKS LIVE: is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!

Leaping, flipping and climbing - live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before!...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Our Spring Dinner Party for the Arts | 2019 Carson Center Vintner’s Dinner
A Tour of Tuscany Wine Dinner
Italian wines from VINTUS, Wine Importer of the Year
Represented by Mark Caron

Catered by Artisan Kitchen

Sponsored by Wagner Wine & Spirits

Prices Before / After May 7
Table for 8:  $1,200 /  $1,400
Ticket:  $160 / $185

Includes tax-deductible contribution to The Carson Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit regional performing arts center...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless. Constant touring is part of their DNA and the band just loves to play. Their live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and they are bringing their fans along for the ride. Not content to rest on their laurels,...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:30pm

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been making music together for four decades. Pat and Neil met each other in 1979 for the first time in a small rehearsal room at SIR Studios in New York City. The rest as they say “is history.”

Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer, and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:30pm

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Carson Center Members can purchase tickets starting on Wednesday, May 1 at 10:00am.  CLICK to become a Member and purchase in advance of the public onsale. 

In Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ,...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, November 29, 2019 - 7:30pm

GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are showing no signs of slowing down as they move into the Spring and Summer concert touring seasons with performance dates across the country. Performing songs from their latest album, 17th Avenue Revival, along with their classics “Elvira,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made” and countless others, The Oak Ridge Boys continue to take their show to the road for their loyal fan-base, and capturing new...

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