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Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South

NC Governor to Dedicate Earl Scruggs Center at January 11 Opening

Earl ScruggsShelby, NC - After a half decade of planning and research, the Earl Scruggs Center—an interactive museum showcasing the life and music of bluegrass legend and Shelby-native, Earl Scruggs—will host the public for a full weekend of grand opening festivities. Located in the 1904 Shelby Courthouse on Court Square in downtown Shelby, NC, the center is home to a variety of exhibits that highlight the music, instruments and region that shaped Scruggs’ distinctive style.

Earl Scruggs Center Opening January 11

Earl ScruggsShelby, NC -- The Earl Scruggs Center will celebrate their Grand Opening of Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7PM. An array of bluegrass music artists will be sharing in the celebration events. Sam Bush will be performing for The Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening event. 'Remembering Earl: Music & Stories' will feature performances by Sam Bush alongside Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Rob Ickes, Jim Mills, Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs. The center, Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South, is a tribute to Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, credited with the 3-finger style of playing the 5-string banjo that is a centerpiece of bluegrass music.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge at Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening

Darin & Brooke Aldridge BandThe Sweethearts of Bluegrass Music, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, will be performing at the new Earl Scruggs Center on January 11th. Darin and Brooke Aldridge, are from Cherryville N.C. and are one of the best duos in acoustic music these days. In 2011 the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) voted them an Emerging Artist of the year nominee two years in a row and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBGMA) voted them as gospel group, album, and song of the year nominees.

Music Stars Open Earl Scruggs Center January 11

Earl ScruggsJoin The Earl Scruggs Center Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7PM, as they celebrate the Grand Opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South. Sam Bush will be performing for The Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening event in Shelby, NC. 'Remembering Earl: Music & Stories' will feature performances by Sam Bush alongside Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Rob Ickes, Jim Mills, Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs. Enjoy a bluegrass "Jingle Bells" below, featuring Sam, Earl and more!

Earl Scruggs Center to Open this January

Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs Center - Music & Stories from the American South is scheduled to open January 11th of next year in Shelby, North Carolina. Cleveland County is nestled in the rolling piedmont of the southwestern portion of North Carolina situated in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Earl Scruggs Center will showcase the history, cultural traditions of the American South and the unique musical contributions of Earl Scruggs, the region’s most pre-eminent ambassador of music. Envisioned as a cornerstone for regional, cultural and economic development, the Center will serve as a cultural crossroads for visitors, students and residents.

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