Don Gibson Theatre

318 S. Washington Street
Shelby NC 28150

(704) 487-8114

The State Theatre, an Art Deco gem, opened its doors as the area’s most beautifully appointed movie house on October 27th, 1939.  Unfortunately, like many movie houses of the time, it closed over thirty years ago.

But thanks to a dedicated team of passionate volunteers, a group of concerned citizens created a plan for something to renew the community. This old movie house has been reborn after having been dark for almost three decades.

Reborn as the Don Gibson Theatre, this 400 seat venue in Uptown Shelby, serves primarily as a very intimate concert hall as well as a special events facility. They bring the best in nationally touring acts, musicians who’ve graced magazine covers, who’ve earned Grammy Awards and Gold Albums and “Best of the Year” Awards.  They also carefully select the newest up-and-coming acts from Nashville, New York and Austin. These may be acts you not have heard of yet… but given a chance you will be talking about for a long time to come.

Make a weekend of it with a show and tickets to the Don Gibson Theatre’s partner project, the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South, as well as dinner at a great local restaurant and a visit to Newgrass Brewing Company.