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September 2019

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.   Click here to register!     Panelists:   Daniel Coston is…

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Carolina Calling VIP Reception

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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

10th Annual Rhythm & Roots Run

October 12

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2019   Click here to register!   Thank you to Rhythm & Roots Run Presenting Sponsor   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!   A group of banjo players get ready to join Wiregrass bluegrass band to kick off the Rhythm & Roots Run Certified 10K Course and Dri-Fit type T-shirts!  As…

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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!    Got any spooky local stories? Know of any haunted places in Cleveland County? Join us for a Halloween-themed Coffee with the Curator where we’ll share stories and talk about the creepier sides of our county’s 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…

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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 - 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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