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Join Us: Community Exhibit Opening Event

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Price: FREE


Community Exhibit Opening Celebration

Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IMG_0492With the support of our Presenting Sponsor the City of Shelby and supporting sponsor HomeTrust Bank, the Earl Scruggs Center is excited to open its latest special exhibit, David Holt: Photos, Music & Stories.  Join us for a Community Exhibit Opening Celebration during our July Pickin’ on the Square (Click to see details about all the fun happening with the exhibit opening and Pickin’ on the Square)from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  Exhibit admission is FREE and open to the public.

This exhibit includes over 30 framed black and white portraits of Holt’s many musical mentors and heroes from the 1970s to the early 2000s.  In these photos are icons such as Doc Watson (whom David considered his musical father), Etta Baker, Earl Scruggs, and Dolly Norton, as well as musicians who, while not well known, were influential in David’s life.

“I learned a lot more from them than simply music…. When I perform I like to think the spirits of these folks are standing behind me.” – David Holt

Artifacts and musical instruments from his personal collection are throughout the exhibit. The “Tree of Life” open back banjo custom made by Bud Soesby and Wade Mainer’s 1953 Gibson are among those on display.

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David Holt is a four-time GRAMMY Award winner who, in addition to being a musician, story-teller, radio and television host, has done important work documenting and sharing the stories and images of many significant American musicians.

Exhibit dates: July 8th, 2017 – January 13, 2018



Thank you to our sponsors!

We are proud to have the City of Shelby as our Presenting Sponsor for this exhibit.


Thank you to our supporting sponsor HomeTrust Bank.