The first event is a concert by the Abilene Philharmonic that is not included in the season ticket package of Philharmonic ticket holders.  It is a Cabaret Night Benefit concert at the Paramount.

The performance will be conducted by the Philharmonics David Itkin and all the way from Las Vegas, Kristen Hertzenberg.

The concert starts at 8pm at the Paramount Theater in downtown Abilene.

Tickets are $20 or if you prefer reserved seating and on-stage after party VIP privileges, those will run you $35.

For more details on the event and to order tickets see the Abilene Philharmonic website ticket page.

Then don't miss out on 1959's Ben Hur starring Charlton Heston as part of the Paramount's Classic Film Festival.

The first showing will be at 7:30pm on April 13th then again at 2pm and 7:30pm on April 14th.

There is a great love of arts here in the Big Country and there is always something going on at the Paramount.  Make sure to check out the  Historic Paramount Theater and Abilene Philharmonic Facebook pages for more details on these and other upcoming events.