November 23, 2022 – Year In Review

Learn more about the Earl Scruggs Center’s work by reading through our 2022 Year in Review. [Read More]



     November 21, 2022 – 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Our gift shop is full of gift options for everyone! Check out our recommendations from our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for the special people in your life. [Read More]

    August 29, 2022 – Earl Scruggs Center Announces: Addition of Earl Scruggs’ personal Jim Faulkner-built Mark V “Ruben” banjo

The Earl Scruggs Center is proud to announce the addition of a historically significant instrument custom built for and owned by Earl Scruggs to its exhibits. A display highlighting the Jim Faulkner-built Mark V “Ruben” banjo, prominently featured… [Read More]

Logo   July 24, 2022 – Watch A Young Hank Williams Jr. Tear Up “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” On The Banjo
He is the son of the great Hank Williams, has had a long and successful career (and still turning out hits), has close to 60 honorable career awards and achievements, and can play almost any instrument he picks up. When Bocephus was young, he… [Read More]



sand and snow logo   July 5, 2022 – How to Have a Perfect Couples Getaway in Shelby and Cleveland County NC
f you adore true southern hospitality, amazing mom and pop restaurants, and a trip through musical history, you’re going to absolutely love Cleveland County, NC. When it comes to having a couple’s getaway in Cleveland County, there are plenty… [Read More]
The Wall Street Journal Logo | evolution history and meaning   May 19, 2022 – Road Trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Hikes, Hush Puppies and a Retro-Chic Mountain Lodge

CRAVE ADVENTURE? Follow the Appalachian spring from Charlotte, N.C., to Nashville, Tenn., some 480 miles across the Blue Ridge Mountains and Cumberland Plateau via Highways US-74 W and US-64 W. It’s a less predictable itinerary… [Read More]



Shelby Star: Local News, Politics & Sports in Shelby, NC   April 10, 2022 – Bluegrass Ambassadors to visit students, perform for the community

Cleveland County’s 4th graders will soon have a unique musical experience thanks to a group called the Bluegrass Ambassadors. Later this month, students will learn about musicians like Sonny Terry, a blues harmonica player who… [Read More]

Best of the Rest: The Bluegrass Today All-Stars - Bluegrass Today   March 28, 2022 – The great Earl Scruggs, now ten years gone

10 years ago, on March 28, 2012, Earl Eugene Scruggs, noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style that bears his famous name, passed away.  The Scruggs style became a defining characteristic not just of the banjo but… [Read More]


Wide Open Country - Incredible Tiny Homes   March 11, 2022 – Louise Scruggs: a ‘Club of One’ as a Pop Culture Pioneer and Bluegrass Visionary
Louise Scruggs spent over half a century guiding the career and exalting the brand of her husband, banjo innovator Earl Scruggs. As a manager, accountant and booking agent, first for Flatt & Scruggs and later for The Earl Scruggs… [Read More]


    February 3, 2022 – IBMA Foundation’s Grant

We are thankful and delighted to receive support from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Foundation for our “Roots and Strings: The Foundations of Bluegrass” project. During the week of April 25-28, the Bluegrass… [Read More]


Gardner-Webb University - Home    January 19, 2022 – Gardner-Webb Archives and Earl Scruggs Center Collaborate on Bible Exhibit

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—By the late 18th Century, Bibles had become treasured family heirlooms—not just for the spiritual aspect, but because the pages were used to record marriages, births and deaths. In recognition of the secular… [Read More]


     January 14, 2022 – Earl Scruggs Center Announces: Center Stage Concert Series

Live music returns to the heart of Cleveland County in early 2022 with the announcement of the Earl Scruggs Center’s Center Stage Concert Series. This series features an outstanding slate of award-winning artists, Grammy award-winners… [Read More]