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Nu-Blu Unveils “Vagabonds” with CD Release Concert

VagabondsJoin Nu-Blu at the Earl Scruggs Center to celebrate the release of Nu-Blu's latest project Vagabonds. The album will serve as the award winning band’s sixth studio album, and is set for release on April 28. The album is fueled by the latest lead single, “Still Small Voice” featuring Country Music Hall of Fame Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune. The CD Release event takes place Saturdasy, April 22nd from 4 to 7 pm at the Earl Scruggs Center located at 103 S. Lafayette St. in Shelby, North Carolina. Ticckets are just $15 for General Admission. Exhibits open for Nu-Blu Release guests at 4 pm and will be followed by a 4:30 Meet & Greet with CD signing by the band. A concert follows the signing. This event will be a great chance to get up close and personal with the band as they perform and give retrospect of some of their fan favorites as well as new songs on the new album. While at the meet and greet, check out the 1944 Martin D-28 Dreadnought guitar owned and used in performance and recordings by Lester Flatt and Keith Whitley and hear it played by Nu-Blu during their performance! More information is available by clicking here.

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: Book Signing with Penny Parsons

Join the fans of Curly Seckler for a book signing with Penny Parsons, author of “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler” at the Earl Scruggs Center! Refreshment packages including one beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink) and an assorted fruit and cheese plate are available for pre-order.

Blue Ridge Music Trails "Family Traditions" Concert

The Cockman FamilyJust as it was for Earl Scruggs, music is part of the family for the performers at the Blue Ridge Music Trails "Traditions” Concert, set for Thursday, September 17, at 7 pm at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. This concert, “Family Traditions,” showcases the talents of two family bands for whom the traditional music of the NC mountains and foothills has long been an integral part of their lives. One might say music is in their blood.

Celebrate Past, Present and Future at the Earl Scruggs Center

Cleveland County CourthouseCelebrate the past, present and future with the Earl Scruggs Center as they approach their first anniversary on January 11, 2015. The center reflects on the many firsts of this past year - a grand opening celebration weekend that wowed all involved, two specal exhibits, numerous programs, amazing volunteers, national media coverage, star studded performers, a supportive community, educational programming for school kids, statewide partnerships, becoming a hub for the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC, building a strong membership, visitors from 41 states and 9 foreign countries and so much more! All of these things have made for a successful launch and brought the Earl Scruggs Center to where it is today!

Earl Scruggs Center Offers "Scruggs Style" Banjo Workshops Today!

Darrin AldridgeIf you want to learn to play the banjo – if you want to play “Scruggs style” – this is your chance to get started! Join us for Intro to Banjo – Scruggs Style. If you think you want to learn but you don’t even have a banjo yet, don’t let that stop you! The Center has a limited number of student models available for use in the workshop. (Fee is $10 non-members/$5 members) reserve a banjo. We apologize for the late notice however we just received notice of this yesterday.

Banjo Tribute Kicks Off 5th Annual Rhythm & Roots Run

4th Rhythm & Roots Run (2013)Banjo player? Musician? Runner? Join us for another great 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run as we celebrate our 5th year for this event and the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center. 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!

Bluegrass Artists Congregate at Earl Scruggs Center Opening

Earl Scruggs Center StatueScores of bluegrass artists converged on Shelby, North Carolina Saturday for the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South. The celebration include bluegrass, country and Americana artists who have either been influenced by Scruggs or have performed with him. Earl Scruggs is credited with the 3-Finger picking style that has become a trademark of bluegrass. Scruggs also performed many other styles and with a broad range of performers.

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