Concerts at the Courthouse – Concert Series in Dallas, NC

January 23rd: Chris Cook February 13th: Michael Reno Harrell March 6th: Gigi Dover March 27th: David Childers

The Gaston County Museum is hosting a concert series located in the newly renovated Historic Courthouse in Dallas, NC. The series will focus on Americana style music being performed by some of the best artists in the region.

The concerts are free and sponsored by R & R Powder Coating, Brooks Insurance, Dallas Express Pharmacy & Gastonia Sheet Metal.

Seating for the concert is first come, first served and the doors will open at 6:15pm. For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at

Dates announced so far:
January 23rd: Chris Cook
February 13th: Michael Reno Harrell
March 6th: Gigi Dover
March 27th: David Childers

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Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Growing up in Belmont, Chris Cook was surrounded by music from day one. As a singer-songwriter and multi-dimensional musician, he knows what he likes and what suits his needs. While comfortable playing country or rock, Chris also has a fondness for a classic R&B groove, the catchy beat of Pop, or the “from-the-gut soulfulness” of the Blues.

The first thing you’ll notice is that voice. Chris Cook is a singer’s singer with a delivery that’s pure and natural, unforced but expressive, relaxed but full of inner fire. Averaging 200 dates a year, the hard-working Cook continues to tour regionally and internationally showcasing strong vocals, seasoned musicianship, a prolific writing ability and a performance of a true musical leader and entertainer.

52433fe4831765198c41d9a3_originalMichael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and hes from the South (the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer). Four decades of performing have taken him to over forty states and many foreign countries. One could compare Michaels performances to his granddaddys pocket knife, well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. He gets the job done.

His recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year and his touring schedule stays full. Michaels combination of music and storytelling are based in experience, sometimes downright funny, sometimes just plain scary, maybe even with a message worth taking away, but always mesmerizing and entertaining.

Gigi Dover

Gigi Dover

” World Music Thru the Eyes & Ears of Southerners ”

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Artist – Gigi Dover

Incorporating the sounds and vibes of world instruments:
Sitar, Ukelele, Djimbe & Glockenspiel – their sound is a fresh, palatable blend of gypsy, jazzy, funky, southern-soul & world music.

Their live shows move effortlessly from high-energy to low-swampy grooves and back again, creating a rich sonic experience being coined as
“Gypsy Soul meets Russian Carnival”

David Childers

David Childers

Burly North Carolinian David Childers, who happens to be an attorney by trade, is an acclaimed Americana artist who writes tough, literary tunes informed by heartland rock, country music, folk music, small towns, and lonesome highways. He also draws passionate inspiration and imagery from the Bible.

1999’s Hard Time County and 2001’s A Good Way to Die featured musical contributions (and some co-production) from noted Nashville artist Duane Jarvis. The latter album also featured non-traditional accents, such as the sitar on “Possibility” (played by multi-instrumentalist Eric Lovell).