Grand Opening Event Schedule

Thursday, January 9, 2014

All day: Enjoy Uptown Shelby businesses’ window decorations celebrating the big event. Look for specials at local restaurants and retailers honoring Earl Scruggs and his legacy.

5:30pm                 Window contest judging begins

6pm—8pm         Street Scene, Bluegrass Style! Four bands will be playing in Uptown Shelby. Grab some dinner or drinks with a friend, and enjoy the free bluegrass!

7pm                       “Bonnie & Clyde” at The Don Gibson Theatre. Visit our Destination Cleveland County partner as they screen the 1967 edition of “Bonnie & Clyde” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, featuring Foggy  Mountain Breakdown, one of Earl’s most legendary songs.

8pm                       Jam session at Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille.

Friday, January 10, 2014

10am—4pm       Earl Scruggs Center is open to guests (normal hours).

Saturday, January 11, 2014

10:00am               Book Signing at Fireside Books The Storied South by Dr. William R. Ferris

11:00am               Festival on the Square

Special events/activities include (all of this is complimentary)

  • Musicians at local restaurants/shops
  • Designated Pickin’ Areas
  • Live Music before and after the dedication including Darin & Brooke Aldridge playing after the dedication ceremony
  • Kids activities
  • Old Fashioned Games
  • Banjo “petting” zoo – banjos available for folks to learn about – banjo players available for discussion and demonstration
  • Birthday cake to celebrate Earl’s birthday (his birthday is January 6th), Milk (in old fashioned style glass keepsake bottles with ESC logo)
  • Uptown Shelby Businesses are offering specials related to Earl and his career
  • Uptown Shelby Merchants Window Decorating Contest relative to Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening
  • Photo Booth for Earl Scruggs Center Souvenir Photos

12:30pm               Special Music that you do not want to miss

1pm                       Dedication Ceremony

2pm                       Darin & Brooke Aldridge live outdoor performance

2pm-5:30pm            Earl Scruggs Center opens for timed 30 minute preview tours – complimentary admission

Sunday, January 12, 2014

11:30am-1pm    Members Only Access

1pm-5pm            Regular Earl Scruggs Center Operations