Frampton and Angelou top Paramount summer bill

Starting next month, the Paramount Theater will host its first-ever summer season, and yesterday it revealed that among the big stars who will tread the boards in the coming months are multi-platinum rocker Peter Frampton (August 22) and world-renowned poet Maya Angelou (August 30). Other familiar names include jazz pioneer Herbie Hancock (May 29), comedian D.L. Hughley (June 1), bluegrass legend Doc Watson (July 6), and country star Terri Clark (August 23).

Though shows at the Paramount are open to the public, guaranteeing a seat at the most popular events is going to set you back more than the price on the stub. Tickets for the summer season go on sale April 24 to donors of $1,000 or more; to all other members on May 1; and to the rest of us May 9. These staggered sales have been the subject of criticism in the past, with many concertgoers blocked from popular shows that sold out in member pre-sales. But Paramount spokesperson Kristen Gleason says she anticipates the theater will maintain its six-tickets-per-event limit to help curb early sell-outs. As in previous sales, people can buy tickets in the membership pre-sale by donating a minimum of $75 at the same time.

The complete summer lineup is available on the Paramount's website.

Frampton picture from Flickr.