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December 2019

Coffee with the Curator

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Musical Explorations: Beginner Guitar/Ukulele Experience

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

January 11, 10:30 - 11:30 am Beginner Guitar/Ukulele Experience   The first guitar/ukulele 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!…

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Farewell Drop-In for Meredith

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a drop-in farewell party for our curator, Meredith Nichter, on January 22, from 10 am – 11 am. Come by to celebrate Meredith’s wonderful work here and to offer well wishes as she takes a new position at the South Carolina State Museum.   Refreshments will be provided.   Click here to register!

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February 2020

Remembering Earl: A Benefit Concert and VIP Reception

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Earl Scruggs Center is excited to announce a benefit concert on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. This "Grand Ole Opry" style concert will be held at Shelby High School’s Malcolm Brown Auditorium, followed by a VIP reception at the Earl Scruggs Center. TICKETS To purchase general admission tickets, call or visit the Don Gibson Theatre box office or purchase online. To purchase VIP packages, call or visit the Earl Scruggs Center.   Don Gibson Theatre (contact for general…

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Musical Explorations: Drum Circle for Kids

February 8 @ 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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Coffee with the Curator

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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 director, Mary Beth Martin,  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.   During this program, we will discuss the beginnings of Cleveland…

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You Gave Me A Song: Documentary Screening and Q&A with Alice Gerrard and filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

You Gave Me A Song Documentary Screening and Q&A with Alice Gerrard and filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer Thursday, February 20 6:00 pm   Cost: Free   Click here to reserve your seat!   At 84, old time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding memories from her groundbreaking past. This is one woman's story of being traditional, never conventional. This is a film about getting older, but never giving up. You Gave Me A Song…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Musical Explorations: Global Instruments and Cultures

March 14 @ 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.     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 inclusive differentiation for students…

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POSTPONED: Strings of Spring with Mark & Maggie O’Connor

March 21 @ 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 Mark & Maggie O'Connor and a three-course dinner by the chefs at Jackson's Kitchen. 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 Mark & Maggie O'Connor       About the artist: Mark and…

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POSTPONED: If Instruments Could Talk with Darin Aldridge and Presley Barker

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Thursday, March 26 7:00 pm Tickets - $20   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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