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Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby

(4.8/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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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  • This is the place to visit if you are a fan of Blue Grass music , Earl was the best and I heard his fabulous picking back in 1962 on the Beverly Hillbillies. You should plan on spending a couple of ho...  more »
  • Being someone who appreciates music I thought I would check it out. It was good but, I think they can improve.  more »
  • loved learning about Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass music history and Shelby area history- spent over 2 hours.  more »
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  • Great venue for events and to learn about local history. The museum is a gem for Cleveland County!
  • Such a cute little building.
  • If you like Bluegrass music and history -- this is the place.