Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community that Earl learned to play the banjo and adapted the three finger playing style to what has become known around the world a "Scruggs Style".

Engaging exhibits, special event space, state of the art technology and rich programming provide a memorable experience for visitors.
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  • The pleasantry of Earl Scrugg's niece. It had a fun interactive music table. The exhibits were well done.  more »
  • The greeters were very welcoming, knowledgeable and interested in having us know about the center and the early years of Shelby, NC and that people came to Shelby because of its mineral springs. The....  more »
  • Bluegrass and Country music history that every aficionado needs to see and hear.
  • Love that his home was in shelby as well as don gibson
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