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October 2019

Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 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

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 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

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 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

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 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

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 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     About the artist: Think of a…

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Music Photography Workshop

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15

Interested in music and photography? Be sure to sign up for this workshop with photographer Daniel Coston on Thursday, December 12th at 7pm!   As the featured photographer in our current exhibit, “Carolina Calling,” Coston has made a career of capturing live music with his camera. In this workshop, he’ll teach the basics of photography, share some of his own tips, and answer questions. Then you’ll have the chance to try it out for yourself! After going over the basics…

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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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