The Center Theater is a restored Art Deco movie theater which served as a movie theater in Hartsville for some time before broadening itself to offer live performances, too. It provides the performance venue for RenoFest, although some activities take place outside the theater, including a "Downtown Hoedown, BBQ Sale, and Free Concert" in Burry Park on Friday evening. Check the schedule for further details. On Sunday there's a gospel sing at Wesley United Methodist Church downtown. Russ and Rob Jordan founded RenoFest in 1998. In 2002 the Jordans turned the festival over to the Hartsville Downtown Development Association, which now promotes the event under the direction of executive director Lenora Lefew and local attorney Marty Driggers. The Jordan borthers continue to produce the event, which was named South Carolina's Event of the Year by the South Carolina Festival Association in 2006. Darlington County, where Hartsville is located is also the home of NASCAR's Darlington Raceway. The nearby Raceway Museum is open daily (small admission fee), providing a good alternative activity for bluegrassers in Hartsville for RenoFest.