Earl Scruggs Music Festival

September 4 - 5, 2020

Nitty Gritty Band Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives The Earls of Leicester Jerry Douglas Alison Brown Acoustic Syndicate Jim Lauderdale Darin & Brooke Aldridge Dom Flemons Radney Foster Blue Highway Chatham County Line The Barefoot Movement The Po Ramblin Boys Unspoken Tradition

Artist Schedule


2 - 2:45 p.m.
to be announced
3:15 - 4 p.m.
to be announced
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Blue Highway
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Alison Brown
7 - 8 p.m.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
to be announced
10 - 11:15 p.m.
Acoustic Syndicate

Late Night Friday

11:30 - 11:40 p.m.
Anna Lynch
11:50 p.m. - 12:45 a.m.
Jim Lauderdale


10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Unspoken Tradition
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Po Ramblin Boys
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
The Barefoot Movement
2 - 2:45 p.m.
Dom Flemons
3:15 - 4 p.m.
Radney Foster
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Darin and Brooke Aldridge
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
to be announced
7 - 8 p.m.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Earls of Leicester
10 - 11:15 p.m.
to be announced

Late Night Saturday

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Chatham County Line

Tickets on sale now!

1-day, 2-day, weekend, and VIP packages available.

Get ticket info

For questions concerning ticketing, contact (828) 863-1002

The Venue

The Earl Scruggs Music Festival will be hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC.

Learn more about the venue

Lodging Information

On-site lodging, RV, and trailer sites with full hookups are available .

Lodging options

Photo: Jim McGuire, Nashville Portraits. Used by permission.

About the Festival

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.

Ticket Information

September 4 - 5, 2020

Limited availability

Scruggs Patron VIP

The ultimate festival experience

Two-day ticket

Reserved seating in first eight rows

Artist meet and greets

Exclusive merchandise item

Free food

Two free drink tickets


+ taxes & handling fees


Arena Floor

Seated section


+ taxes & handling fees

2-day Tickets - $140 Friday only - $85 Saturday only - $85

Arena Sides

Seated section


+ taxes & handling fees

2-day Tickets - $125 Friday only - $75 Saturday only - $75

Arena Back

Seated section


+ taxes & handling fees

2-day Tickets - $75 Friday only - $50 Saturday only - $50

Arena Floor General Admission

Blanket and camp chair seating


+ taxes & handling fees

2-day Tickets - $100 Friday only - $50 Saturday only - $50

For questions concerning ticketing, contact (828) 863-1000

Special thanks to all who make Earl Scruggs Music Festival happen

Earl Scruggs Center logo

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.

WNCW 88.7 Logo Isothermal Community College Logo

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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