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July 2017

David Holt & Josh Goforth in Concert

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Concert tickets include complimentary exhibit admission!

Summer Concert – David Holt & Josh Goforth

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! In celebration of our newest special exhibit, David Holt: Photos, Music & Stories, The Earl Scruggs Center proudly presents David Holt & Josh Goforth In Concert 7:30 PM Friday, July 28th, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm General Admission seating:   Guests will be given a numbered card upon checking in.  This will hold your spot in line so that you can visit the exhibits while waiting for show doors to open.  Show doors scheduled to…

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August 2017

Join Us: Lunch-N-Learn - Earl Scruggs: The Banjo Master from Flint Hill

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd


Lunch-N-Learn – Earl Scruggs: The Banjo Master from Flint Hill

The Earl Scruggs Center is proud to present Elizabeth Carlson and her presentation “Earl Scruggs: The Banjo Master from Flint Hill” on Wednesday, August 2nd!   FREE with exhibit admission. FREE for Cleveland County residents. FREE for members. Bring your own lunch, or pre-order a $10 prepared lunch. Exhibit Admission: $12 adults |$8 seniors/college|$6 youth |5 and under FREE CLICK HERE to reserve your seat and pre-purchase lunch.     What do you know about Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Tommy…

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Join Us: August Pickin' on the Square

Saturday, August 12, 2017



August Pickin’ on the Square

Join us Saturday, August 12th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for our 4th Annual Pickin’ on the Square Series! Pickers, come jam informally around the square or sign up for a performance slot!  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.  Take part in complimentary kids crafts, homemade ice cream, yard games, and more! Interested in visiting the…

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Join Us August Books & Banjos

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August Theme: Rhythm & Rhyme

Reservations Required, call Patty at 704-487-6233

August Books & Banjos

Books & Banjos Bring your kids to the Earl Scruggs Center for a summer outing.  We provide the stories, crafts and fun – you provide the kids! Register for one (or all three) of the scheduled times below. Hurry!  Space is limited to 24 kids per time. $5 plus tax per child Ages 5-10 10:30am-11:30am Wed, June 21: Banjo-inspired Wed, July 19: David Holt-inspired “I got a Bullfrog!” Wed, Aug 16: Rhythm & Rhyme For reservations or for groups of 10 or more, call Patty at 704-487-6233.

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October 2017

Join Us: 8th Annual Rhythm and Roots Run

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Banjo players, walkers, runners, spectators

Race starts at 8:30am (Tribute to Earl Scruggs at race kick-off)

8th Annual Rhythm and Roots Run

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Thank you to presenting sponsor Plaster Family Dentistry and all of our Rhythm & Roots Run Sponsors Runner’s World Says This is a Run NOT to Miss!  Runner’s World listed the Rhythm & Roots Run as one of 18 5Ks that are “awesomely unique”.  Join us to find out why! ________________________________________________________ CLICK HERE to register.   A group of banjo players get ready to join Wiregrass bluegrass band to kick off the 4th annual Rhythm & Roots Run…

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Join Us: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Saturday, October 14, 2017

6:00 Workshop at the Earl Scruggs Center

8:00 Concert at the Don Gibson Theatre

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

The Earl Scruggs Center & Don Gibson Theatre Present Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn   CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.  MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE OPPORTUNITY: June 1, 2017 11:00 am Members, check your email for special access code. Interested in becoming a member? Call us at 704.487.6233 or CLICK HERE for more information. On Sale to General Public starting June 7, 2017 Pricing: Attend both events for $55.00 Concert Only $48.00 Workshop Only $18.00 (limited to 100 attendees) Tax and fees added…

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December 2017

Join Us: David Holt & Josh GoForth

Friday, December 1, 2017


David Holt & Josh GoForth

In celebration of our newest special exhibit, David Holt: Photos, Music & Stories, and back by popular demand with a new set,  The Earl Scruggs Center proudly presents David Holt & Josh Goforth In Concert 7:30 PM – 9:00 pm Friday, December 1st Tickets: $20 General Admission seating: Doors scheduled to open at 6:30 pm Beverages will be sold from 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm. Cash only. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine   Complimentary exhibit admission with concert ticket on show…

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Join Us: Lunch-N-Learn - Carolina Jazz Connections

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch-N-Learn – Carolina Jazz Connections

The Earl Scruggs Center is proud to present North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Larry Reni Thomas and his presentation “Carolina Jazz Connections” on Wednesday, December 13th!   FREE program thanks to the North Carolina Humanities Council. Exhibit admission not included.  Exhibit Admission: $12 adults |$8 seniors/college|$6 youth |5 and under FREE Exhibit admission FREE for members. On Wednesdays exhibit admission is FREE to Cleveland County residents. Bring your own lunch, or pre-order a $10 prepared lunch. CLICK HERE to reserve your…

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April 20182018

Join Us: Award Winning Performers Zoe & Cloyd

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

7:30 pm

Zoe & Cloyd

Purchase your ticket here! 1st Place Winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest Eyes Brand New named one of the “Outstanding Roots Music Releases of 2017″ by No Depression Magazine “Favorite Musical Picks of 2017″ – Lisa Snedeker, Huffington Post Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, husband-and-wife duo Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing. Coming from…

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Join Us: Lunch-N-Learn with Robert Billinger, Jr.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Playing for Empowerment: Mill Town Baseball During the Depression Era

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch-N-Learn: Playing for Empowerment – Mill Town Baseball During the Depression Era

Reserve your seat! During the dark days of the Depression the rural South had little to hang its hopes on: God, family, and baseball. The Prussian strategist, Carl von Clausewitz famously said, “War is the pursuit of politics by other means.” In “Hometown” North Carolina during the Depression, “Baseball was the pursuit of power/empowerment by other means.” Baseball was a game that everyone could either play or watch as they sought power/empowerment: mill owners sought enthusiastic workers and loyal mill…

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