Music and stories from the American South? Count us in. That’s the tagline for the Earl Scruggs Center, which opens this weekend in Shelby, North Carolina.
The $6 million Earl Scruggs Center celebrates the late bluegrass legend’s life, and the musically rich region where he was born. Housed in a refurbished 1907 courthouse downtown, the 10,000-square-foot space features relics such as Earl’s first banjo and videos of his performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, as well as a script from his days on The Beverly Hillbillies (he also wrote the show’s theme song) and an interactive center where you can learn some banjo skills.
Visit on Saturday to see Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, and two of Earl’s sons perform during the opening day event. Admission $12