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Music and Arts

Discover the legacy of Earl Scruggs, native son that innovated the “Scruggs-style” five string banjo playing, which together with Bill Monroe’s mandolin, formed the foundation of what became known as bluegrass music. Explore Scruggs’ legacy and this place he came from at the Earl Scruggs Center: Music and Stories from the American South, take in a performance at the historic Don Gibson Theatre, or venture into a gallery for locally crafted arts and wares.

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  • A. Griffin Pottery

    A. Griffin Pottery

    One of a kind pottery made by local artisan.

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  • Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery

    Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery

    Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery is located the rolling hills of Cleveland County.  Buffalo Creek slowly winds through the…

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  • Buffalo Creek Gallery

    Buffalo Creek Gallery

    LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC UPTOWN SHELBY, N.C. Buffalo Creek Gallery is a Cooperative (Co-op) Art Gallery and Gift…

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  • Cleveland County Arts Council and Gallery

    Cleveland County Arts Council and Gallery

    Located in an historic landmark building which previously housed the post office, the Arts Council welcomes visitors throughout the year…

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  • Don Gibson Theatre

    Don Gibson Theatre

    The State Theatre, an Art Deco gem, opened its doors as the area’s most beautifully appointed movie house on October…

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  • Dragonfly Wine Market

    Dragonfly Wine Market

    From fine wine to everyday wine, craft beer, and cider, Dragonfly has it all. Browse the large selection during one…

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  • Earl Scruggs Center

    Earl Scruggs Center

    The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with…

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  • Foothills Farmers Market

    Foothills Farmers Market

    Three Weekly Markets feature foods and arts produced in Cleveland County and the surrounding 50 miles.  Proudly showcase the family-owned…

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  • Gardner-Webb University

    Gardner-Webb University

    seats 5,000 LYCC/1,000 Tucker Center/ 555 Dover Theatre/350 Blanton

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  • Hounds Drive-In

    Hounds Drive-In

    The Hound’s Drive-In offers state of the art technology in their drive in theater film projection.  They are also showing…

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  • Izzi ‘Que Barbeque

    Izzi ‘Que Barbeque

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  • Joy Performance Center

    Joy Performance Center

    The Joy Theatre opened June 1, 1949 in the heart of Kings Mountain. It is currently home to the Kings…

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  • Newgrass Brewing Company

    Newgrass Brewing Company

    We love craft beer and hope you do too. We are here to provide a variety of exceptional brews in…

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  • Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille Restaurant and Pub

    Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille Restaurant and Pub

    We offer the only brick oven pizzas in town! Plus, a delicious variety of sandwiches, pastas, salads and desserts. Pleasant…

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  • Shelby City Park Carrousel & Miniature Train

    Shelby City Park Carrousel & Miniature Train

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  • Shelby Music Center

    Shelby Music Center

    Shelby music is a family owned and operated business. We offer a wide variety of musical instruments, lessons, school rentals,…

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  • Shop, Sip and Go, Go, Go

    Shop, Sip and Go, Go, Go

    Shop, Sip and Go! Cheers to Good Times & Good Friends at Newgrass Brewing Company by the Earl Scruggs Mural

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  • Southern Arts Society Gift Shop & Gallery

    Southern Arts Society Gift Shop & Gallery

    Southeastern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery presents local and regional artists producing fine arts and crafts for sale…

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  • Veronet Vineyards & Winery

    Veronet Vineyards & Winery

    Just 30 minutes from Charlotte, where the foothills just begin to ripple towards the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits Veronét Vineyards…

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