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October 2019

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 - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Come out to see Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. 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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Coffee with the Curator

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Wednesday, November 20, 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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Meet the Author – Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown : The Making of an American Classic

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE

Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic   Meet the Author event with Thomas Goldsmith Saturday, November 23, 2:00 pm Cost: Free   Click here to register!   Recorded in 1949, “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” changed the face of American music. Earl Scruggs’s instrumental essentially transformed the folk culture that came before it while helping to energize bluegrass’s entry into the mainstream in the 1960s. Join author Thomas Goldsmith as he talks about his new book…

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December 2019

A Bluegrass Christmas with Cane Mill Road

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Earl Scruggs Center with dinner and a show!  Join us for a concert with Cane Mill Road and a three-course dinner by the chefs at The Dutch Broad Cafe. Each ticket for the evening includes: One specialty cocktail Three-course dinner with your choice of entree One drink ticket to use at dinner (cash bar will be available for additional beverages) Intimate concert with Cane Mill Road       Click here to purchase tickets.…

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Coffee with the Curator

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Wednesday, December 18, 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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September 2020

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Friday, September 4, 2020 - Saturday, September 5, 2020
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 4 – 5, 2020, 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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