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Don Gibson Theatre

Don Gibson Theatre

The State Theatre, an Art Deco gem, opened its doors as the area's most beautifully appointed movie house on October 27th, 1939. Reborn as the Don Gibson Theatre, the 400 seat venue acts primarily as a very intimate concert hall.

Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs

Roots music shares and preserves history. It is a common thread that weaves people together and allows them to connect when they might not otherwise have done so.
Cleveland County, NC, a region once rich in textiles, farming and music, now sees textiles and farming drying up, but its musical heritage remains rich. Musicians continue to emerge and impact the region and the world. Two musical legends are being honored in this community, Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs. Read more.