Earl Scruggs Center Grand Opening Planned For This Weekend

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(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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(CBS Charlotte) — Earl Scruggs was a North Carolina native most known for his unique style in bluegrass music. He became famous through a technique he called the “Scruggs style,” a three-finger banjo-picking style.

Earlier this week, fans of Scruggs celebrated what would have been his 90th birthday. Fans will continue to celebrate through the weekend with the opening of the Earl Scruggs Center — an interactive museum which showcases Scruggs life and musical career.

The grand opening will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The museum, located in the 1904 Shelby Courthouse in downtown Shelby, will display a plethora of exhibits pertaining to music, instruments and the regional culture that shaped Scruggs’ unique style and fascinating career.

The weekend festivities include, but are not limited to:
• Live outdoor performances on Court Square
• Hands-on banjo experiences
• A 12:30 p.m. signature performance
• A 1:00 p.m. formal dedication made by the Governor of NC, Pat McCrory
• Exclusive access to the museum at 1:30 p.m.
• Performances by well-known artists at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Sam Bush, Rob Ickes and the Scruggs family.

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-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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