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February 2023

The Jagged Path: The African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance Opening Reception

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE

Please join us for a drop-in reception on Wednesday, February 8, 4 pm - 6 pm, for refreshments and an opportunity to walk through our new exhibition The Jagged Path: The African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance with Curator Zach Dressel.   Registration is not required but recommended. Click here to register!       About the exhibition:   The Jagged Path: The African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance is an exhibit…

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March 2023

Remembering Earl: A Benefit Concert and Encore After Party

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Earl Scruggs Center is excited to announce a benefit concert on Saturday, March 4, 2023, 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. TICKETS: 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. 704-487-6233 103 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC     For information…

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Center Stage Concert Series: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 23 6:00 PM $30   Click here to purchase tickets to Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley   Click here to purchase season passes to Center Stage Concert Series 2023.  -  A Center Stage Concert Series season pass includes a ticket to each show, a drink ticket for each show, and a commemorative concert poster. Add preferred seating to your season pass for access to the best seats in the house. Limited numbers of season passes and preferred seating…

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April 2023

Center Stage Concert Series: Bill & The Belles

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 13 6:00 PM $25   Click here to purchase tickets to Bill & The Belles     Cash bar will be available.         About Bill & The Belles:   Happy Again isn’t exactly happy. But the delightfully deadpan new album from roots mainstays Bill and the Belles is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Out May 21, 2021 on Ditty Boom Records (distribution and promotion by Free Dirt Service Co.),…

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May 2023

Center Stage Concert Series: Jake Blount

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 25 6:00 PM $25   Click here to purchase tickets to Jake Blount     Cash bar will be available.         About Jake Blount:   A powerfully gifted musician and a scholar of Black American music, Jake Blount speaks ardently about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle, yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the amorphous categories of roots music and Americana. His 2020 album Spider Tales (named one of…

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June 2023

June Pickin’ on the Square

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, June 10th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for our 9th Annual Pickin' on the Square Series!       Pickers, come jam informally around the square!  All playing levels welcome.  Secure instrument check is available.   Not a picker?  Come and bring your family and friends and sit back and enjoy as we celebrate the tradition of bluegrass music.     The Earl Scruggs Center Gift Shop will be open during the event for guests to purchase refreshments and…

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Center Stage Concert Series: Andrew Finn Magill Jazz Quartet

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 22 6:00 PM $25   Click here to purchase tickets to Andrew Finn Magill Jazz Quartet     Cash bar will be available.   About Andrew Finn Magill Jazz Quartet:   North Carolina violinist/fiddler Andrew Finn Magill is a Fulbright Fellow, a South Arts Emerging Traditional Artist, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellow, an All- Ireland Fiddle finalist, and a Ropeadope Records recording artist. He has been featured on MTV-U, PBS, and multiple times on NPR. His 2016…

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July 2023

July Pickin’ on the Square

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, July 8th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for our 9th Annual Pickin' on the Square Series!   Pickers, come jam informally around the square! All playing levels welcome. Secure instrument check is available.   Not a picker? Come and bring your family and friends and sit back and enjoy as we celebrate the tradition of bluegrass music.     The Earl Scruggs Center Gift Shop will be open during the event for guests to purchase refreshments and souvenirs.…

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Center Stage Concert Series: The Barefoot Movement

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 20 6:00 PM $30   Click here to purchase tickets to The Barefoot Movement     Cash bar will be available.   About The Barefoot Movement:   “Acclaimed Americana group “The Barefoot Movement” has carved out an indelible space in the acoustic scene since their 2011 debut album, Footwork. Their sound is invigorating, infused with a captivating honesty that transports audiences to a place of complete enthrallment.   The band officially formed in North Carolina in 2006, after front…

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August 2023

Center Stage Concert Series: Mark & Maggie O’Connor

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 10 6:00 PM $30   Click here to purchase tickets to Mark & Maggie O'Connor   Cash bar will be available.         About Mark & Maggie O'Connor:   Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 55, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School…

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