- One ticket to see Robert Cray
- When: Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Paramount Hudson Valley
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $25 for upper-mezzanine seating (up to $43 value)
- $31 for front-mezzanine or left- or right-orchestra seating (up to $53 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Number of Grammys the blues guitarist has earned: five
- Year he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame: 2011
- Where you first saw him: in 1978’s National Lampoon’s Animal House, as the bassist of the house-party band
- Where you next saw him: opening for Eric Clapton, assuming you had concert tickets or sneaked in disguised as a roadie
- Other legends he’s collaborated with: Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan
- What Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the Eighties list declared he did with 1986 album Strong Persuader: “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues”
- Reason he probably likes to go to Guitar Center: to check in on the two Fender Stratocaster models that bear his name
- Songs to emote along to at the concert: “I Guess I Showed Her,” “Right Next Door,” “Smoking Gun”
“A Paramount All-Talking Picture” starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert drew great public fanfare when the Paramount Hudson Valley debuted in 1930. Then known as the Peekskill Paramount Theater, and owned by a subsidiary of mega-studio Paramount Pictures, the Westchester County Landmark stifled Great Depression and World War II woes as a grand movie house for decades. After shopping malls and TV thwarted its status as a movie house in the ’70s, the palace recently reemerged as the Paramount Hudson Valley and now attracts top-name live performers. Lovingly renovated to its original 1930s sheen, the theater sports new carpet, refurbished vintage theater seats, hand-painted ceiling canvas, and opera boxes.