The first-ever EARL SCRUGGS MUSIC FESTIVAL is coming this weekend to the TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER!

The Earl Scruggs Music Festival honors the life and legacy of American icon and musical legend, Earl Scruggs, who was born in the small Flint Hill community of nearby Cleveland County, NC. It was here in this region, surrounded by a musical family and a host of influences, where Mr. Scruggs laid the foundation for his influential and groundbreaking career. Best known for bringing the “Scruggs style” of playing the 5-string banjo to the world, he crossed musical boundaries and collaborated with artists across musical genres, creating an innovative body of work during his lifetime.

Bringing the best of bluegrass, Americana, and roots music together with fans who have a true appreciation for the music, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of Mr. Scruggs’ incredible contributions and the rich musical culture of the region.

Get your tickets HERE.

The Earl Scruggs Music Festival is presented in partnership by the Earl Scruggs Center, a museum and cultural center located in Shelby, NC, and WNCW 88.7 radio station at Isothermal Community College, the greatest advocate of roots music in Western North Carolina. The inaugural festival will take place Labor Day weekend 2022 at the impressive Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. This unique venue set at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains offers onsite camping, lodging, restaurants, experiences, and much more.

Hosted by the great JERRY DOUGLAS, the festival will include performances by ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE, ALISON BROWN, BALSAM RANGE, THE BECKY BULLER BAND, BELA FLECK’s MY BLUEGRASS HEART, BELLA WHITE, CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, CHATHAM RABBITS, DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE, DOM FLEMONS, THE EARLS OF LEICESTER, FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE, JON STICKLEY TRIO, LAKOTA JOHN, LAURA BOOSINGER & JOSH GOFORTH, LEFTOVER SALMON, MOLLY TUTTLE & GOLDEN HIGHWAY, NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, RISSI PALMER, ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY, SAM BUSH BAND, THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT, TOWN MOUNTAIN and UNSPOKEN TRADITION.


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