The Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South celebrates the tradition and innovation of this renowned banjo player. His development of a unique 3-finger playing style continues to influence music around the world.
Drawing on the region's rich history and music the Scruggs Center will enlighten, educate and celebrate the people, traditions and values of Cleveland County and the region and honor native son and music legend Earl Scruggs.
Portray the area's history using existing artifacts
Showcase the life of music legend Earl Scruggs
Offer rotating displays of local history and regional music
Refurbish old courtroom as a community gathering place
Create public areas for music, storytelling, and more
Install new bathroom facilities, an elevator, new lighting system, administrative offices and gift shop
Active programming and outreach appealing to many special and diverse groups (i.e. students, families, history lovers, music lovers, etc.)
Opened January 11th, 2014.