November 13, 2023 – 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season! Check out our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, jam-packed with goodies for every name on your list… [Read More]


Rolling Stone Logo and symbol, meaning, history, PNG, brand     September 6, 2023 – Earl Scruggs Shaped Bluegrass — and Jam-Grass Too. A New Festival Aims to Revive His Legacy  

WHEN HE WAS three years old, Jerry Douglas heard the groundbreaking banjo licks of Earl Scruggs on the turntable each morning during breakfast at his childhood home in northeastern Ohio. “And we’d hear the Flatt & Scruggs… [Read More]



Preview: What to See & Hear at This Weekend's Earl Scruggs Music Festival     August 28, 2023 – EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO SEE AT THE EARL SCRUGGS MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MILL SPRING, NC

The BGS Team is excited to return to Western North Carolina for the second year of the Earl Scruggs Music Festival at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring. Held September 1, 2, and 3, the event will be hosted by Jerry Douglas… [Read More]


      May 10, 2023 – Earl Scruggs Center Announces: Addition of Display Honoring Legendary Blues Musician Sonny Terry

The Earl Scruggs Center is proud to announce a new display, “Whooping the Blues,” honoring legendary blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. Blinded at a young age in farming accidents, Terry began playing music after his family… [Read More]



     April 20, 2023 – ALBUM REVIEW: The Infamous Stringdusters Honor Where Flatt & Scruggs Have Led

The Infamous Stringdusters know how to keep moving forward while looking back at the legends that paved the way. Their 2018 album, Laws of Gravity, earned a Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in the first-ever tie in the category with Rhonda Vincent,… [Read More]



Ingles Markets, Incorporated Announces Closing of its Senior Notes Offering | Business Wire     April 18, 2023 – Earl Scruggs Center | The Ingles Open Road – Episode 120

We’re visiting a place that combines the life story of a legendary and groundbreaking musician with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Welcome to The Earl Scruggs Center… [Watch Video]


      March 7, 2023 – 2023 Remembering Earl Benefit Concert & Encore After Party

Thank you to all who joined us for our 2023 Remembering Earl Benefit Concert and Encore After Party this past Saturday, March 4th! We hope to see you again next time. [Read More]



      February 13, 2023 – A Locally Crafted Travel Guide to Cleveland County

When Red and Lyttle Bridges started smoking pork in Cleveland County in 1946, they didn’t dream of winning awards — they just wanted to make great food. But Dedmond’s Barbecue — renamed Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in 1949 — was an… [Read More]



       January 6, 2023 – Earl Scruggs Center Announces: Center Stage Concert Series Lineup and Dates

The Earl Scruggs Center brings exceptional live music to the heart of Cleveland County with the announcement of this year’s Center Stage Concert Series lineup. This outstanding slate of award-winning artists features multiple GRAMMY…  [Read More]