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July 2021

If Instruments Could Talk with Darin Aldridge and Presley Barker

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Thursday, July 15 7:00 pm Tickets - $20   Click here to purchase tickets!   You're invited to join award-winning musician Darin Aldridge as he shares the captivating stories behind a number of beautifully hand-crafted stringed instruments from the personal collection he has amassed over 25 years of playing professionally. Darin will be joined by guitar virtuoso Presley Barker and the two will perform songs displaying the resonance of the instruments and their expertise as musicians.  

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Musical Explorations

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Join us for the Beginner Banjo Experience. Instructor Justin Harper will give young learners beginner playing instruction.   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. Face coverings are required, per North Carolina and ESC guidelines.   Cost: Free   Musical Explorations programs are made…

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Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Weekly at the Earl Scruggs Center

July 17 @ 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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Coffee with the Curator

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us Wednesday, July 21, 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

July 24 @ 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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Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Weekly at the Earl Scruggs Center

July 31 @ 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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August 2021

Musical Explorations

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

This guitar experience class is an introductory group lesson for young beginners who are interested in getting a taste of the guitar player’s world. We will learn about the differences between guitars as well as how to read chord chards and melodies using tablature. Instructor Justin Harper has taught guitar lessons for 17 years and this is your chance to get a FREE LESSON!   Click here to register!   For the safety of participants, instruments will be disinfected prior…

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Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill in Concert

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10

Saturday, August 7, 2:00 pm Cost: $10   Click here to purchase tickets!   Daniel + Carley bring bluegrass and gospel harmonies together with a progressive instrumental sound that make for a fun and heartwarming show, full of old favorites and original songs.   Daniel Thrailkill was the 2018 IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year as well as the 2017 South Carolina Flatpicking Champion. He can be see playing guitar with his band, The Trailblazers, and Carley’s full band configuration.…

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August Pickin’ on the Square

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, August 14th 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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Coffee with the Curator

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

Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us Wednesday, August 18, 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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