Earl Scruggs Center

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Posted 2021-11-27 by Monica Gray Mattiolifollow

Located in beautiful Shelby, North Carolina, just a short drive from Metro Charlotte, the EarlScruggsCenter.org pays tribute to music, mill town living, local history and the impact of the duo Flatt and Scruggs on the music industry overall.

A master of the banjo, Earl Scruggs invented his own style of playing, known as "Scruggs Style" three-finger banjo playing. A favorite example of this is Flatt and Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". The pair was prolific in their entertaining and could be enjoyed regularly on television and radio, including the Grand Ole Oprey and The Beverly Hillbillies. Countless performers have adopted their music and playing style. The museum is notable worldwide with many interactive features appealing to all ages.


Allow at least an hour or more to tour the center. Its spaces are easy to navigate. There is knowledgeable staff on hand to respond to questions and add context to the experience. Adults and youngsters will find something interesting to either learn or reminisce. Especially child-friendly, there is a special room on the second floor loaded with musical instruments for hands on practice that provides great activity for youngsters. The center sits in the heart of the historic district.

All that touring is hungry work! Whether one's dining preference is haute cuisine, barbeque, or fusion, Uptown Shelby fills the bill. You will notice enticing cafes tucked in small storefronts, as well as several deli and dessert options. My first choice was a wood-fired experience. On the second day, I relished brewery fare. Whatever your craving, Uptown Shelby satisfies.

Once your appetite has been sated, you'll have energy for the shops. All manner of goods are on sale and the boutiques inviting. You may easily while away an hour or more sifting through the treasures of the Antique Market, the eclectic assortment at Dragonfly Wine & Beer Market or the gift shop at the . Appealing arts, crafts, clothing, and souvenirs abound in Uptown Shelby.


Among the many modern lodging options apart from Uptown Shelby, you may wish to linger in the historic Uptown vibe. If so, book a room at Morgan and Wells. Hospitable and lovely, the B&B offers several Queen and King room and access to the entire 1900's era property. D├ęcor is reflective of the era, with contemporary features. The living area is warm and comfortable with relaxing background music. Spa services are available on site. Fun fact: The home was rescued and moved to its current site, thereby preserving a piece of Shelby history. Breakfast at the B&B varies from day to day and is always delectable. Staff will inquire as to dietary needs, so no worries on that count. Hospitality abounds at Morgan and Wells!

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