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September 2019

UNC-TV Presents – Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

  UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina and the Earl Scruggs Center invite you and a guest to join us on Thursday, September 12, at 7 PM, at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, for a special preview screening of Country Music, a film by Ken Burns, followed by a discussion, Q&A and dessert reception.   You will be treated to clips from Ken Burns’ upcoming 16-hour documentary series .The film, which chronicles the history of this uniquely American art form,…

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Musical Explorations: Drum Circle for Kids

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Instructor: Justin Harper   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!   Ages 6+ Maximum capacity of 36 Cost: Free   Musical Explorations programs are made possible by the Dover Foundation.   *Instructor is trained in American Sign Language and uses inclusive differentiation for students with disabilities

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Exhibit Opening Festivities – Carolina Calling: The Photography of Daniel Coston

September 21

Carolina Calling: The Photography of Daniel Coston will open Saturday, September 21.   Come Hear NC Discussion Panel - 1:00 PM   Join us for a discussion panel presented by Come Hear North Carolina and moderated by Joe Kendrick, Director of Programming at WNCW radio station and host of the podcast Southern Songs and Stories. The panel will discuss North Carolina music-- the musicians who have contributed to a strong musical heritage in the state and the bright future of the NC music…

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Come Hear NC Discussion Panel

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE

Come Hear NC Discussion Panel - 1:00 PM   Join us for a discussion panel presented by Come Hear North Carolina and moderated by Joe Kendrick, Director of Programming at WNCW radio station and host of the podcast Southern Songs and Stories. The panel will discuss North Carolina music-- the musicians who have contributed to a strong musical heritage in the state and the bright future of the NC music scene.     Panelists:   Daniel Coston is a North Carolina-based photographer, writer,…

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Carolina Calling VIP Reception

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Carolina Calling VIP Reception - 6:30 PM   Join us for an invitation-only VIP reception in celebration of our newest exhibition!   Featuring: Come Hear NC welcome Remarks by Daniel Coston Special presentation from David Holt’s State of Music.   Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP by calling us at 704-487-6233 by September 10.

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October 2019

Coffee with the Curator

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:30am-11:30am   Click here to register!    Do you enjoy local history? Join us for this fun and casual monthly event in the Great Hall. Our curator, Meredith Nichter,  will facilitate a discussion on a topic relating to our county’s history and present items from the Cleveland County collection. Come have a cup of coffee, join the conversation or just sit back and learn.   Pre-registration is encouraged.   Click here to register!

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Musical Explorations: Group Singing for Kids

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Instructor: Justin Harper   Kids are invited to join instructor Justin Harper as he leads group singing at the Earl Scruggs Center! Explore various styles of singing through games, beat-boxing, chanting/toning, and glissandos. Learn to vocalize melodic patterns and about the basics of reading music.   Click here to register!   Ages 6+ Maximum capacity of 25 Cost: Free   Musical Explorations programs are made possible by the Dover Foundation.   * Instructor is trained in American Sign Language and…

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Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Come out to see Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The concert is free with museum admission and for members.   Click here to register!   From Burnsville, NC, Carolina Express is fronted by 18-year-old Jonah Riddle, who plays banjo and sings lead. His 14-year-old brother, Grayson, plays guitar, and their father, Benjie, plays upright bass. Tom Isaacs is on fiddle.   The Riddle brothers are also members of Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars and…

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November 2019

Musical Explorations: Global Instruments and Cultures

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Instructor: Justin Harper   Kids are invited to explore a world of music as instructor Justin Harper demonstrates instruments and musical styles from various cultures around the globe. Sing, dance, and move to multicultural music while learning about the cultures where these instruments originated.   Click here to register!   Ages 8+ Maximum capacity of 25 Cost: Free   Musical Explorations programs are made possible by the Dover Foundation.   * Instructor is trained in American Sign Language and uses…

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Square Dance

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5

Join us Saturday, November 9th from 2:00-3:00pm for a square dance with Laura Wheeler and the Log Cabin String Band!   FREE for members. $5 for General Admission.   CLICK HERE to register.   Barn Dance – without the barn!  Join us for recreational family fun square dancing!  No experience or partner necessary – although experienced and partnered dancers are very welcome.  Dances will include the Virginia reel, aeiou circle mixer, cotton eye joe, and more!  Live band, instruction, and laughter…

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