The Earl Scruggs Music Festival honors the life and legacy of American icon and musical legend, Earl Scruggs, who was born in the small Flint Hill community of nearby Cleveland County, NC. It was here in this region, surrounded by a musical family and a host of influences, where Mr. Scruggs laid the foundation for his influential and groundbreaking career. Best known for bringing the “Scruggs style” of playing the 5-string banjo to the world, he crossed musical boundaries and collaborated with artists across musical genres, creating an innovative body of work during his lifetime.
Bringing the best of bluegrass, Americana, and roots music together with fans who have a true appreciation for the music, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of Mr. Scruggs’ incredible contributions and the rich musical culture of the region. Get Tickets here.
The Earl Scruggs Music Festival is presented in partnership by the Earl Scruggs Center and public radio WNCW-FM a flagship roots music station located at Isothermal Community College in Western North Carolina. The inaugural festival will take place Labor Day weekend 2022 at the impressive Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. This unique venue set at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains offers onsite camping, lodging, restaurants, experiences, and much more.
- Jerry Douglas (Festival Host)
- The Earls of Leicester
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Sam Bush Band
- Alison Brown
- Acoustic Syndicate
- Balsam Range
- Darin & Brooke Aldridge
- Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
- Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
- Chatham County Line
- The Becky Buller Band
- Dom Flemons
- Unspoken Tradition
Tryon International Equestrian Center will host the event at its pristine outdoor property. The campus will serve as a quintessential backdrop for the festival, which promises on-site lodging, dining, and comfortable amenities throughout the event weekend.