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June 2021

Coffee with the Curator

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us Wednesday, June 16, at 10:30 AM for Coffee with the Curator in our Great Hall! Our curator, Zach Dressel, will facilitate a discussion on a topic relating to our county’s history and present items from the Cleveland County Historical Collection.   Click here to register!   This program will also be available on Facebook Live.    

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Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Weekly at the Earl Scruggs Center

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, 1:00 pm   Musicians bring your instruments for an afternoon acoustic bluegrass jam session. All ages and playing levels welcome. Jam session may take place indoors in the Great Hall or outdoors on the court square. Visitors are welcome to join in or sit and listen.   *This jam session takes place each Saturday, except for the days when Pickin’ on the Square is scheduled in June, July, and August, or if the Earl Scruggs Center is closed…

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Musical Explorations

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

Kids are invited to join instructor Justin Harper as he leads a drum circle at the Earl Scruggs Center! Learn about rhythm, creativity, and improvisation during this interactive program. Rhythm instruments will be provided.   Click here to register!   For the safety of participants, instruments will be disinfected prior to the program and participants will only be allowed to touch their assigned instrument. We will use social distancing guidelines to spread participants out in the workshop room.   Cost:…

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Tray Wellington Band in Concert

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15

Friday, June 25, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Doors open 6:30 pm Tickets - $15   Click here to purchase tickets!   The Tray Wellington Band is a high energy, acoustic newgrass group led by banjo virtuoso, IBMA award winner, and 2019 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, Tray Wellington. This group pushes the bounds of bluegrass music, incorporating Bossa Nova, Jazz, and Blues elements to their originals to create a unique and exciting new sound while paying tribute to their…

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Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Weekly at the Earl Scruggs Center

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, 1:00 pm   Musicians bring your instruments for an afternoon acoustic bluegrass jam session. All ages and playing levels welcome. Jam session may take place indoors in the Great Hall or outdoors on the court square. Visitors are welcome to join in or sit and listen.   *This jam session takes place each Saturday, except for the days when Pickin’ on the Square is scheduled in June, July, and August, or if the Earl Scruggs Center is closed…

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July 2021

Rissi Palmer Virtual Show

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

YouTube Premiere: Friday, July 2, 7:00 PM Cost: Free   Click here for the virtual show!   Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”   The daughter of Georgia natives, Rissi was born near Pittsburgh, PA and spent her adolescent years in St. Louis, Missouri. Raised…

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Musical Explorations

July 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

This ukulele experience class is an introductory group lesson for young beginners who are interested in getting a taste of the ukele player’s world. We will learn how to read chord chards and melodies using tablature.    Click here to register!   For the safety of participants, instruments will be disinfected prior to the program and participants will only be allowed to touch their assigned instrument. We will use social distancing guidelines to spread participants out in the workshop room.…

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Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Weekly at the Earl Scruggs Center

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, 1:00 pm   Musicians bring your instruments for an afternoon acoustic bluegrass jam session. All ages and playing levels welcome. Jam session may take place indoors in the Great Hall or outdoors on the court square. Visitors are welcome to join in or sit and listen.   *This jam session takes place each Saturday, except for the days when Pickin’ on the Square is scheduled in June, July, and August, or if the Earl Scruggs Center is closed…

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Step It Up & Go: A talk with author David Menconi

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Tuesday, July 6, 7:00 pm Step It Up & Go A talk with author David Menconi Cost: Free   If you wish to reserve a copy of the book for $30, please call us at 704.487.6233 and speak to a Guest Services representative. The book will be available for pick up at the event.   Click here to register!   From Charlie Poole to Earl Scruggs and beyond: North Carolina's contribution to the birth of bluegrass -- join David Menconi,…

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July Pickin’ on the Square

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, July 10th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for our 7th Annual Pickin' on the Square Series! The 2021 Pickin’ on the Square series is presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners.   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…

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