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October 2020

Coffee with the Curator

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Do you enjoy local history? Join the Earl Scruggs Center as we present a "spooky" version of Coffee with the Curator. This month's event will take place at Sunset Cemetery and feature amazing stories told from the graves of some of Shelby's most interesting residents.   This fun and informative tour through Shelby's historic Sunset Cemetery will be led by local experts Joe DePriest and Dr. June Hobbs, authors of a forthcoming book about the history of the Cemetery.  …

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2020 Rhythm & Roots Virtual Race

October 31 @ 12:00 am - November 14 @ 11:30 pm

Virtually Run, Bike, Stroll, Walk or walk your dog and join us for the biggest year yet!   We are pleased that we are able to keep our tradition of our Rhythm & Roots Run moving forward. It will, however, just look a little different this year. This year we will be hosting a VIRTUAL 5k or 10K Run/Walk & 10-mile or 20-mile Bike Ride. What does that mean? It means you will be able to walk, run, or ride…

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Have a Skele-Fun Day at the Earl Scruggs Center!

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for fun, family-oriented, COVID-19 friendly activities for all ages!    Bring the children to the Center for FREE ADMISSION! Halloween costumes are encouraged.             Bring your kids to TRICK-OR-TREAT at the Center! We will have candy bags available for the first 30 kids to visit.                     Can you guess how many candy corns are in the jar in Guest Services? From 10am on October…

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Jack Tales and Folk Tales with Storyteller Ron Gulledge

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Saturday, October 31   11:00 am - Kid Oriented Stories Click here to register!   2:00 pm - All Ages Oriented Stories Click here to register!   Cost: Free for youth and with museum admission   Join us as storyteller Ron Gulledge brings local and regional folklore to life at the Earl Scruggs Center. Learn about how “Jack Tales,” passed down through many generations of storytelling families in the North Carolina mountains, played an important role in early Appalachian culture.  

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November 2020

Lunch N Learn: The Scottish & Irish Roots of our American Fiddle Tunes

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm $10 per person with lunch options* available!   Click here to purchase tickets!     Join us for The Scottish and Irish Roots of our American Fiddle Tunes, an interactive concert and lunch-n-learn program with Andrew (Finn) Magill.   Andrew Finn Magill learned old time, bluegrass, and Irish music from the best fiddlers in the world while growing up at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville. He has gone on to headline at festivals including Celtic Connections…

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Musical Explorations

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The first guitar/ukulele experience class is an introductory group lesson for young beginners who are interested in getting a taste of the guitar player’s world. We will learn about the differences between guitars as well as how to read chord charts and melodies using tablature. Instructor Justin Harper has taught guitar lessons for 17 years and this is your chance to get a FREE LESSON!   Ages 6+ Maximum capacity of 15   Click here to register!   For the…

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September 2021

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Friday, September 3, 2021 - Saturday, September 4, 2021
Tryon International Equestrian Center, 4066 Pea Ridge Rd
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States

The Earl Scruggs Center and WNCW are proud to announce the inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival coming September 3 - 4, 2021 to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Celebrating the legacy of an American music legend, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will bring together artists from bluegrass, Americana, blues, and other roots music genres to celebrate the pioneering vision of Earl Scruggs.   The festival will feature 20 artists over two days, plus music workshops, in…

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