Offers an intimate setting with clear and distinctive acoustics; with the balcony and main floor it seats 984. The Auditorium has a long history of attracting stars. The first performance in the facility was John Phillip Sousa and his 67-piece band. The Auditorium was the dream of Mayor Claude A. Fuller, who pushed construction in 1928 to fill the needs and expectations of visitors that desired the most current entertainment available while visiting the Victorian town known for its beautiful scenery and soothing springs. It continues to attract big names such as Ray Charles, John Prine, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Bill Cosby, Bela Fleck, Willie Nelson and Doc Watson.