The Gibson Brothers in concert on Feb. 15, 2019

For Immediate Release: Feb. 5, 2019

Contact: Marie Cheek, community relations for Culture & Heritage Museums 803.818.6767


The Gibson Brothers in concert at the McCelvey Center


YORK, S.C. – The 2019 Southern Sound Series brings the Gibson Brothers to the McCelvey stage on Feb. 15. The Gibson Brothers have received an endless number of awards as songwriters, vocalists, instrumentalists and entertainers from the International Bluegrass Music Association and from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America. Since their studio debut in 1994, the band has 14 albums including the recently released “Mockingbird.” Brothers Leigh and Eric Gibson, along with fellow band members, continue to keep the world of bluegrass fresh by appealing to the past and the present. Rolling Stone magazine says “This ain’t your grandfather’s bluegrass music.”

The 2019 Southern Sound Series is presented by Rock Hill Coca-Cola and supported by stage sponsor Founders Federal Credit Union.

New for the 2019 Southern Sound Series is “Vittles & Fiddles,” a pre-show affair. Featuring a food truck and live music, Vittles & Fiddles is a time to catch up with friends, listen to live music and enjoy a meal before the concert. Beginning at 5 p.m., food will be available for purchase for concert-goers and non-concert-goers alike. For Feb. 15, the local bluegrass ensemble, Cottonwood will bring the fiddles and Two Chicks & a Truck will provide the vittles.

IMAGES: for high resolution images of each performing act contact Marie Cheek

The McCelvey Center is located at 212 E. Jefferson St., York, S.C. 29745

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Vittles & Fiddles begins at 5 p.m. on day of concert.

Tickets: 2019 Southern Sound Series tickets available online at

About the McCelvey Center: The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Institute founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a lovely 1920s ambiance and hosts the annual Southern Sound Series. The McCelvey is a community venue managed by Culture and Heritage Museums of York County. CHM produces the annual Southern Sound Series; comprised of four concerts from January through April, the series is reserved seating only. Dedicated to providing the regional community with authentic contemporary performances, the Southern Sound Series showcases musical genres that are steeped in the multi-cultural origins of the Carolinas. The mission of the Lowry Family Theater is to present the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. The theater and other facilities at the McCelvey Center are available for rental. For more information about Culture & Heritage Museums please visit