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Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby

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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 has a lot of the history of Earl Scruggs and his life and career. The sights and sounds of this center are presented with hands on items and interesting films and displays. You won't want to miss...  more »
  • We went to the Earl Scruggs Center for a special event for my daughter's school. There weren't very many staff members there, but the few that were there were extremely friendly. The facility was clea...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Great venue for events and to learn about local history. The museum is a gem for Cleveland County!
  • Good meeting place
  • Nice piece of local History
  • If you like Bluegrass music and history -- this is the place.