The Earl Scruggs Center

The Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South celebrates the tradition and innovation of this renowned banjo player. The Scruggs Center will enlighten, educate and celebrate the people, traditions and values of Cleveland County and honor native son and music legend Earl Scruggs.


Lou Reid & Carolina

Lou Reid & Carolina are based in Union Grove, North Carolina. With a sound based in traditional bluegrass roots, with an emphasis on dynamic vocals, Lou anchors the band with his lead vocals, and is arguably one of the most recognizable voices in bluegrass music today.


Balsam Range

From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes the Balsam Range band, creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience.


PineCone – Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

For almost a century, the music traditions of North Carolina have been celebrated and well documented in publications and research writings, films, photography, and sound recordings.