2018 Spring Season
All season shows are at the historic Paramount Theatre.
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Single tickets to these shows will go on sale in January.
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Saturday, February 10
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love Delbert McClinton and those who haven’t heard him yet. Delbert is always working on that second group. Playing the Paramount every February is becoming something of a tradition for Delbert, and we couldn’t be happier about it. As Lyle Lovett said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.” Amen to that.
Thursday, February 15
The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And Eric Johnson has been very good to the guitar, spotlighting its myriad melodic, sonic and lyrical splendors, paying homage to its heroes and innovators, collaborating and playing with many of its finest contemporary talents, and fostering its continuing vibrancy as a primarily instrumental genre in popular music. The pivotal event in Johnson’s rise to becoming “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” (Guitar Player Magazine) was his million-selling, now-classic 1990 album Ah Via Musicom (which loosely translates as “communicating through music”). He is joined by original band members Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock to perform the album in its entirety at the Paramount.
Friday, February 16
Trailblazing singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix is still going strong – and feeling more inspired than ever before. In early 2016, she released her 15th album, the emotionally fearless and disarmingly intimate Love You Strong. She’s sold out the State Theatre the last couple years running, and is graduating to the Paramount for a very special celebration of her 50th birthday. Joined by her band (which includes Austin City Limits Hall of Fame guitarist/pedal steel player Lloyd Maines) and special guests, don’t miss what is sure to be one of the Americana events of the spring in Austin.
Thursday, February 22
The man you know. The story you don’t.
Broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley presents a live multimedia stage presentation of his NY Times Bestseller, Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the death of the renowned civil rights leader, sponsored by Walmart. Jazz pianist, Marcus Roberts, accompanies Smiley with a live original score to illustrate the poignant story of Dr. King’s final year and his enduring legacy as a voice for equality in our nation.
Tickets: $25-$45; VIP tickets are $100 and include a pre-show meet & greet
Friday, March 23
Five-time Grammy award-winning bass player Victor Wooten released his first album in five years, TRYPNOTYX, on September 8. In support of the album, he is hitting the road alongside legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Bootsy Collins, Santana) and veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern, Paul Simon). “Bands are at their best when every instrument is different…Everyone takes turns talking. Everyone speaks their voice,” Wooten says. “A lot of times musicians might ask, ‘What would you like me to play?’ I say, ‘Listen to the music. The music will tell you exactly what it needs.’”
Thursday, April 12
One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a band leader to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Renee Fleming, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. With his self-proclaimed affection for popular music and classical training, “Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times).
Friday, May 4
Experience the magic of an issue of Texas Monthly magazine, reimagined for a live studio audience. Mixing music, video, narration, and live performances, this special presentation will take you on a storytelling journey you’ll never forget.
Tickets: Reserved seating $40 each; VIP tickets are $100 each with premium reserved seats and an after-party to mix and mingle with Texas Monthly editors and special guests.
Saturday, May 19
A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contributions as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. One of the most admired and influential women in music, she has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and most recently Rodney Crowell. Four decades into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead.
Wednesday, May 23
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment. With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.
Friday, June 1
Following his sold-out debut in Mesa, Arizona, Rob Lowe is taking his one man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE! on a limited-run tour. Inspired by the success of his two NY Times Best-Selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created an all-new peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage. From the Brat Pack to The West Wing to Parks and Rec and beyond, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE! is packed with witty fun and one-of-a-kind insights spanning an iconic four-decade career.
Tickets: $35-$75; VIP tickets are $225 and include a signed copy of the book Stories I Only Tell My Friends plus a post-show Meet & Greet and photo with Rob Lowe!
Wednesday, August 22
Snap Judgment, the smoking-hot public radio show and podcast, returns to the Paramount this summer for live storytelling that features performances by the nation’s top storytellers. Garnering national attention for the selection of nonfiction narrative that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster, these tickets go quickly, so be sure to tune into KUT 90.5 on Sunday mornings at 11:00am to catch the radio show, and then get your tickets before they’re gone.
Tickets: $40-$45; VIP tickets are $80 and include a VIP reception.