Circle Network Announces New Series ‘Gibson: The Scene’; Show Features In-Depth Looks at Historic Music Venues, Premieres on Thurs. Aug. 19 10p ET

Gibson: The Scene will premiere on Thursday, August 19 at 10pm EST
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 TV–the 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 for complete programming information for Gibson: The Scene.
ABOUT CIRCLE: Circle is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. The network offers ad-supported streaming distribution with DISH, Peacock, Roku, Inc., Samsung TV Plus, Redbox, VIZIO SmartCast®, XUMO and Frndly TV, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smart phones and tablets. Named Digiday’s 2021 Best Streaming TV Platform and Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer across all genres for 2020, Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television. For more details and to find out if Circle is available in your market, please visit
ABOUT MARK AGNESI: Mark Agnesi was born in Wadsworth, OH in 1982. He began playing guitar at the age of 6 and was in the studio making records by the age of 11. After playing the blues circuit throughout his high school years, he moved to Nashville, TN at age 18 to study Music Business at Belmont University. After graduating in 2005, Mark moved to Los Angeles and began working as a professional touring and session guitarist. While on tour, Mark would buy and sell guitars to help pay the bills. This love of buying and selling landed him the job of General Manager of Norman’s Rare Guitars. In 2019, Mark joined Gibson Brands, as the company’s first Director of Brand Experience. Since joining Gibson, Mark along with co-producer Todd Harapiak launched Gibson TV, the brand’s award-winning, online television network. Aside from producing 10 different original shows for Gibson TV, Mark has also designed the all new Gibson Garage–which offers music fans the ultimate guitar experience–in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City USA.
ABOUT GIBSON TV: Gibson TV, the iconic, American instrument brand’s first-ever, award-winning worldwide online network features original series from the world’s best storytellers. Gibson TV is all about guitars, music, and culture, and Gibson TV offers some of the most interesting music-related original content that you’ll find anywhere. With exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most influential musicians, close-up looks at famous music venues and awe-inspiring guitar collections, instrument setup and maintenance tips, factory tours and in-depth views of the guitar making process, discussions about the craft of songwriting with the songwriters themselves, behind-the-scenes looks at the recording process, and even guitar lessons from some of the world’s most beloved players, Gibson TV will appeal not only to guitarists and other musicians, but music lovers of all types. Subscribe to Gibson TV.
ABOUT GIBSON: Gibson, the leading iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 127 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, and KRK, behind great music for over 30 years. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Gibson TV, and Instagram.