The Earl Scruggs Music Festival Announces Two New Headliners: Old Crow Medicine Show and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Feb 6, 2020 - 1:18 PM

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – February 6, 2020 – The inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival, coming September 4-5, 2020 to Mill Spring, North Carolina, is proud to announce two major headliners to the festival: Old Crow Medicine Show and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

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These two seminal American roots bands will be joining a lineup that includes: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Earls of Leicester, Junior Brown, Acoustic Syndicate, Jerry Douglas, Alison Brown, Rebirth Brass Band, Jim Lauderdale, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Dom Flemons, Radney Foster, Blue Highway, Dale Ann Bradley, Chatham County Line, The Barefoot Movement, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Unspoken Tradition, Chatham Rabbits, and Anna Lynch. Skaggs replaces Marty Stuart who had an unforeseen scheduling issue.

For a first-year festival, a lineup of this caliber points to the longstanding influence of Earl Scruggs on American music. The Earl Scruggs Music Festival will pay homage to Scruggs’ groundbreaking vision in the setting of the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC, a short distance from Scruggs’ birth region and the home of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. The Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort provides a beautiful site for the festival with world class amenities, onsite lodging, and an indoor arena. The festival will be a benefit for the Earl Scruggs Center and Isothermal Community College.

Learn more about the festival and purchase tickets or VIP packages here.

Lodging can be booked here.


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