From www.shelbystar.com – North Carolina
Grammy winners, awarded musicians and family members of Earl Scruggs will gather in Shelby on Jan. 11.
That’s the date of a grand opening celebration for the soon-to-open Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South.
Destination Cleveland County has worked for years to restore the old 1907 courthouse in uptown Shelby for the Scruggs Center.
The museum – expected to open later this calendar year – will bear the name of Scruggs, a county native and world-renowned musician, and share the history of the region.
Celebration guests will include Vince Gill and Travis Tritt, multi-Grammy winners, as well as Scruggs’ sons, Gary and Randy. They will be joined by award-winning dobro player Rob Ickes of Blue Highway and award-winning banjo player Jim Mills, formerly with Ricky Skaggs.
The event will include music, as well as stories about Scruggs and his contributions to other musicians.
Earlier that day, a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will be held at the Scruggs Center.