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2024 Remembering Earl: A Benefit Concert & Encore After Party

January 13

The Earl Scruggs Center is excited to announce a benefit concert on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. This show will be held at Shelby High School’s Malcolm Brown Auditorium, followed by an Encore After Party at the Earl Scruggs Center.



To purchase general admission tickets and VIP packages, click here.


Contact the Earl Scruggs Center for general information about the event and for ticketing assistance.
103 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC


For information about becoming a member or general information about this event, contact the Earl Scruggs Center at 704-487-6233 or visit guest services during our regular operating hours. Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm with extended hours on Wednesdays until 6 pm.


Limited number of VIP packages available.




With our 10th anniversary approaching, the Earl Scruggs Center is proud to announce the return of our annual Remembering Earl benefit concert, taking place Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Malcolm Brown Auditorium in Shelby, NC. Featuring GRAMMY-winning bluegrass ensemble The Travelin’ McCourys, internationally-esteemed banjoist Tony Trischka and unrivaled dobro master Jerry Douglas, the forthcoming celebration will both honor the legacy of Earl Scruggs –– a Cleveland County-born bluegrass pioneer whose innovative three-finger banjo technique is now an industry standard –– and illuminate the lasting influence of his contributions to American music. General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, with proceeds supporting the Earl Scruggs Center and our ongoing educational initiatives.


Founded in 2014, the Earl Scruggs Center boasts an immersive, all ages museum and multipurpose event space which plays host to a variety of programming year-round. In addition to our unique display of permanent exhibits, the Scruggs Center also regularly features a number of rotating presentations that further explore Earl Scruggs’ comprehensive career, personal history, and cultural impact. In deference to Earl’s 100th birthday occurring January 6, the Scruggs Center has joined forces with Tony Trischka to unveil a new exhibit which will examine the banjoist’s early life from birth until his post-WWII pursuit of a professional music career in 1945. The grand opening of this exhibit is due January 13, in correspondence with the Remembering Earl concert, and kicks off a series of special events spanning the year as a tribute to these milestone anniversaries.
Tickets to Earl Scruggs Center Presents – Remembering Earl Benefit are on sale now. VIP packages include access to an encore after party taking place at the Earl Scruggs Center following the show ➡ https://bit.ly/RememberingEarl24


The Earl Scruggs Center opened January 2014 and has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 18 countries.  The Center engages with and serves guests from the community and world as a cultural destination, community gathering place and educational resource.  The Center provides opportunities for all to engage with and learn about the life and legacy of legendary five-string banjo master Earl Scruggs and the unique and engaging music, history and cultural traditions of the community and region where he was born and raised. 


The Earl Scruggs Center and the Don Gibson Theatre are projects of Destination Cleveland County, Inc., a  citizen-driven award winning unique public/private partnership, a non-profit 501©3.


January 13