Thursday, May 14, 2009
Earl Scruggs returns home for concert
It's been almost two years since Earl Scruggs performed in front of a hometown crowd.
That's about to change. Scruggs, credited with revolutionizing and popularizing the banjo, will return to Malcolm Brown Auditorium June 19th. Tickets go on sale Thursday.
"We're just so excited," Emily Epley, executive director for Destination Cleveland County, told The Star earlier this year following the announcement Scruggs would re-turn. "Last time he came, the response from the community was tremendous. The tickets sold out extremely fast."
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Earl Scruggs Center: Music and Stories of the Carolina Foothills, slated to be completed in late 2011.
Scruggs has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and by the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as a host of other music organizations. In 2008, he was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame at a special invitation-only ceremony.
Tickets will be made available beginning at 9 a.m. at First National Bank, 1338 E. Dixon Blvd., and online at destinationclevelandcounty.org. Prices range from $45 for the main floor, $35 for the second tier and $25 for balcony seats.
Posted by Tom Thomas at 4:53 PM