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August 2019

Hiroya Tsukamoto

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO   AUGUST 3, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM COST: $5   Join us as internationally acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto leads the audience on an innovative and impressionistic musical journey in the Great Hall.   Click here to register!     About the Artist:   Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind guitarist and composer based in NYC. Born in a small town outside of Kyoto, Japan, Tsukamoto began playing the five string banjo at age thirteen and…

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Mimosas with Meredith

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

Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:30am-11:30am   Click here to register!   Do you enjoy local history? Join us Saturday, August 17th, from 10:30am-11:30am for this special “Mimosas with Meredith” edition of our regular Coffee with the Curator program in the Great Hall. This month, Curator Meredith Nichter, will present items about Holly Oak Park from the Cleveland County historical collection and facilitate discussion about the history of the park. Come have a cup of coffee or a mimosa, join the…

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August Pickin’ on the Square

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, August 17th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for our 6th Annual Pickin' on the Square Series!   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. Take part in complimentary kids crafts, yard games, and more!   In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors.  

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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.   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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