Because of the uncertainty of gathering for indoor events at the Tryon International Equestrian Center this summer, we've decided to postpone the festival until 2022. As always, our top priority is for the health and safety of festival staff, artists, volunteers, sponsors, vendors & patrons.
We appreciate your willingness this past year to support the festival by holding on to your tickets, which may be used for the 2022 festival. Changes to the lineup will be announced in the very near future. Since the Earl Scruggs Music Festival is a fundraiser for Isothermal Community College and the Earl Scruggs Center, tickets holders may also convert their festival purchase to a tax-deductible donation to help support the festival's transition to 2022.
For those who opt to keep their tickets for 2022, the follow premiums are available as a thank you for supporting the festival:
The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC offers free admission for each Earl Scruggs Music Festival ticket holder plus one guest, to be used anytime between now and September 4, 2022. To redeem this offer, visit the Guest Services desk & share your name. For more information about the Earl Scruggs Center's hours, exhibits, and activities, visit earlscruggscenter.org or call (704) 487-6233. ($24 value)
Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort (TIEC), Mill Springs, NC will provide one (1) complimentary vehicle admission per Earl Scruggs Music Festival ticket holder to one night of the 2021 Christmas Light Show this November - December 2021. Max 8 passengers per vehicle. To redeem a vehicle pass, contact email@example.com once tickets for this event goes on sale. Visit tryon.com/events for event updates. ($30 value)
Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC: One (1) complimentary ticket to WNCW's annual "Goin' Across the Mountain Live" Concert, featuring the Po' Ramblin Boys, for each Earl Scruggs Music Festival Ticket Holder as of March 3rd, 2021. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Foundation Performing Arts Center, located on the Campus of Isothermal Community College. Earl Scruggs Music Festival Ticket Holders can call the Foundation Box Office at (828) 286-9990 to reserve their ticket, once they go on sale in August 2021. More information about the Foundation Performing Arts Center is available at foundationshows.org
All Earl Scruggs Music Festival tickets will automatically rollover to the 2022 festival. If you would like to donate your ticket to the festival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like a refund, you may do so by contacting us at email@example.com by April 4, 2021.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022!
Line-up changes to be announced soon!
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The Earl Scruggs Music Festival will be hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC.
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Earl Scruggs, noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, was a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.
This two-day event celebrating Scruggs is a collaboration between the Earl Scruggs Center located in Shelby, NC and WNCW radio station located on the campus of Isothermal Community College.
The festival will include music from bluegrass, folk, and Americana styles.
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For questions concerning ticketing, contact (828) 863-1002
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 where Mr. Scruggs learned to play banjo and began the three-finger playing style that has come to be known around the world as “Scruggs Style.” The Earl Scruggs Center explores Mr. Scruggs’ innovative career and the community that gave it shape while celebrating how he crossed musical boundaries and defined the voice of the banjo to the world. Mr. Scruggs embraced tradition while also adapting to the changing times and looking toward the future -- themes which resonate throughout the Center. Engaging exhibits, special event space and rich programming provide a uniquely rich experience for visitors.
Isothermal Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a comprehensive, two-year, public institution that serves Rutherford and Polk counties. In addition to individual courses, the College offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs enabling students to either transfer to a four-year institution or acquire skills for new or current employment, as well as function effectively as responsible citizens. The College also provides training for area business and industry, personal enrichment courses, remedial and developmental courses, and community service activities.
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