CIRCLE NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES GIBSON: THE SCENE HOSTED BY GIBSON’S DIRECTOR OF BRAND EXPERIENCE, MARK AGNESI

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Nashville, TN, August 12, 2020 – Today, Circle Network, the award-winning music and lifestyle network dedicated to celebrating everything country, has announced a new collaboration with Gibson TV—the iconic American instrument brand’s first-ever award-winning, worldwide online network featuring original series about music and culture from the world’s best storytellers. The new series titled “Gibson: The Scene,” will showcase historic music venues and locations across America. Hosted by Mark Agnesi, Director of Brand Experience for Gibson Brands, “Gibson: The Scene” will premiere on Thursday, August 19 at 10:00 PM EST.

The series features host Mark Agnesi travelling to different hot spots across the U.S. to discover important music landmarks that help shape that city’s music scene. Additionally, viewers will get special behind-the-scenes tours of notable record stores, venues and recording studios like the Station Inn, Carter Vintage Guitars, The Grand Ole Opry House, The Troubadour, RCA Studio A, Capitol Records Studios, Third Man Records, Amoeba Music, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. The show will also include a tour of Gibson’s Nashville-based factory, Gibson USA, as well as the all-new Gibson Garage, which offers music fans the ultimate guitar experience–in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City USA.  “The Scene” first premiered on Gibson TVthe brand’s award-winning, worldwide online network featuring original series centered on music and culture.

“It’s an absolute honor and dream to take people through some of the most hallowed halls country music has to offer,” says Mark Agnesi, Director of Brand Experience at Gibson Brands. “The first season of Gibson: The Scene takes us through iconic spaces, hidden gems, and everything in between. I can’t wait for our fans to hear about some of the incredible moments that have happened in these settings and add them to their list of places to visit as the entertainment world continues to get back to performing.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Gibson, a truly iconic brand, and show our viewers fresh perspectives of these beloved locations in new, more intimate ways,” adds Evan Haiman, Circle Network Content Senior Vice President. “We’re looking forward to seeing Mark and his team show us these historic halls, but also illustrate how inextricably linked country music is to Gibson guitars.”

The Gibson: The Scene programming schedule–airing on Thursdays, from August 19 through October 21–includes the following 10 episodes:

Thursday, August 19 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 1: The Scene Nashville: The Station Inn and Carter Vintage Guitars

Locations: The Station Inn and Carter Vintage Guitars

Guests: The Station Inn owner JT Gray and club manager Jeff Burke, Carter Vintage Guitars owners Walter and Christie Carter

Thursday, August 26 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 2: The Scene Nashville: Grand Ole Opry House and Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Locations: Grand Ole Opry House and Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Guests: Grand Ole Opry House vice president and executive producer Dan Rogers, Ernest Tubb Record Shop resident historian Victor Black and employee Earlene Huff

Thursday, September 2 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 3: The Scene Los Angeles: The Troubadour and Capitol Studios

Locations: The Troubadour and Capitol Studios

Guests: Comedian Dean Delray, Capitol Studios vice president Paula Salvatore

Thursday, September 9 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 4: The Scene Nashville: RCA Studio A and United Record Pressing

Locations: RCA Studio A and United Record Pressing

Guests: GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, United Record Pressing CEO and chairman Mark Michaels and Nashville Record Productions owner emeritus George Ingram

Thursday, September 16 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 5: The Scene Nashville: The Ryman Auditorium and Robert’s Western World

Locations: The Ryman Auditorium and Robert’s Western World

Guests: Ryman Auditorium curator and tour manager Joshua Bronnenberg, Robert’s Western World owner JesseLee Jones

Thursday, September 23 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 6: The Scene Nashville: Gibson USA Factory and Gibson Garage

Locations: Gibson USA Factory and Gibson Garage

Guests: Gibson master luthier Jim DeCola, Country music chart-topper Niko Moon

Thursday, September 30 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 7: The Scene Los Angeles: Amoeba Music and Norman’s Rare Guitars

Locations: Amoeba Music and Norman’s Rare Guitars

Guests: Amoeba Music’s store manager Daniel Tures, Norman’s Rare Guitars owner Norman Harris

Thursday, October 7 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 8: The Scene Nashville: Jack White’s Third Man Records and Rumble Seat Music

Locations: Jack White’s Third Man Records and Rumble Seat Music

Guests: Third Man Records co-founder and co-owner Ben Swank, Rumble Seat Music owner Eliot Michael

Thursday, October 14 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 9: The Scene Nashville: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Manuel Couture

Locations: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Manuel Couture

Guests: Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum founder and CEO Joe Chambers, Fashion Designer Manuel Cuevas

Thursday, October 21 @ 10:00 PM EST

Episode 10: Best of The Scene

Locations: Los Angeles and Nashville

Check CirclePlus.com for complete programming information for Gibson: The Scene.

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