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.

Warren Hellmann

Warren Hellmann, Bluegrass & Philanthropy

If you Google “bluegrass” and “philanthropy,” two stories pop up: Warren Hellman’s Hardly Strictly festival and Steve Martin’s awesome, annual $50,000 bluegrass grants. The music is not without benefactors at the regional level, Henri Deschamps from Western NC has been very generous to the bluegrass community.