Béla Fleck, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jerry Douglas, Leftover Salmon Announced For Inaugural Earl Scruggs Fest


Grammy-winning Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck with an all-star band, dobro and lap steel master Jerry Douglas, country-rock icons Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and jamgrassers Leftover Salmon are among the acts announced today for the inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival slated for Sept. 2-4, 2022 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. 

Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will celebrate the American banjo legend who hailed from Cleveland County, North Carolina. Scruggs pioneered a unique style of three-finger banjo picking, coined “Scruggs style.” His collaborations with Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, as well as Lester Flatt and the Foggy Mountain Boys helped christen the bluegrass genre in the late 1940s. He passed in March 2012, Nashville.

The festival is produced in collaboration with the Earl Scruggs Center, WNCW 88.7, and Isothermal Community College. A portion of proceeds will support the festival’s beneficiaries, the Earl Scruggs Center and Isothermal Community College, who serve Earl Scruggs’ home region of the Carolina Foothills with cultural programming through multiple platforms.

Earl Scruggs Music Festival 2022 Lineup
Friday, September 2
Jerry Douglas, host 
The Earls of Leicester
Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart
Featuring Billy Contreras, Jacob Jolliff, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, Bryan Sutton
Sam Bush 
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Acoustic Syndicate
Fireside Collective
The Barefoot Movement
Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth
Jon Stickley Trio
Chatham Rabbits

Saturday, September 3
Jerry Douglas, host
 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Leftover Salmon
Alison Brown
Balsam Range
Acoustic Syndicate
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Chatham County Line
Fireside Collective  
Unspoken Tradition
Rissi Palmer
Bella White
Lakota John

Sunday, September 4
Jerry Douglas, host
Chatham County Line
Dom Flemons
Becky Buller Band
Darin & Brooke Aldridge

For tickets and information visit earlscruggsmusicfestival.com.