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Thursday Night Welcome Home Celebration, Plus Bourbon Tasting Feat. Travis Book & Friends, Trail Rides, Yoga, and More Set for 2024 Festival

Artist Additions Include The Well Drinkers, Shawn Camp, Fine Tuned Sessions, and Junior Appalachian Musician Bands

Announcing the Return of The Scruggs Sessions (Formerly Earl Scruggs Revue)

Jerry Douglas and The Earls of Leicester to Perform Flatt & Scruggs at Carnegie Hall

With Surprise Guest Appearances

3-Day Weekend and 1-Day Passes on Sale Now

Returning to Tryon International Equestrian Center for its third annual Labor Day Weekend celebration, Earl Scruggs Music Festival will play host to more than just music. In addition to performances by leading Americana, country, and bluegrass acts Tanya Tucker, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more, the three-day gathering will feature a variety of add-on opportunities including horseback riding, a ‘Bluegrass Over Easy’ breakfast, bourbon tasting, pickleball, yoga, and more. While some events require a paid admission, many activities are free to festival passholders. Taking full advantage of Tryon’s extensive facilities, Earl Scruggs Music Festival is unlike any other bluegrass experience out there.

“Where else can you enjoy a trail ride in the morning, have lunch at a sit-down restaurant, and catch a world-class music act, all in the same day?,” shares Doug Grondahl, COO of TIEC. “Our facility’s versatility, high-end amenities, and stunning natural surroundings make it the perfect setting for a uniquely unforgettable music festival experience.”

Earl Scruggs Music Festival officially kicks off on Friday morning, but festivities will start on Thursday evening with an open-to-the-public Welcome Home celebration featuring music from Tanasi and The Well Drinkers. The free event promises toe-tapping music and an opportunity to ring in the weekend with an energetic and communal atmosphere, setting a lively tone for the days ahead. A separately ticketed Bourbon and Bluegrass tasting event will also take place at TIEC with performances by Travis Book & Friends w/ Tommy Maher & Julian Pinelli. Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 29 from 6-9 p.m, and visit the Bourbon and Bluegrass ticket link for more information.

Earl Scruggs Music Festival is proud to welcome several new artists to its 2024 lineup. Western North Carolina’s own The Well Drinkers will perform during both Thursday’s kick-off event and Saturday’s festivities; back by popular demand, Shawn Camp will bring his velvet voice and songwriting chops to the stage on Friday; Fine Tuned Sessions––presented by Rare Bird Farm and Blue Ridge Music Trails––will showcase the collaborations of Benjamin Barker & Brandon Johnson, Cary Fridley & Bayla Davis, and Shelia Kay Adams & Donna Ray Norton in a special Friday morning presentation; and in its long-standing partnership with Junior Appalachian Musicians, Scruggs Fest will also feature a number of youth performances from The Biscuit Eaters, Creekwater Collective, PacJAM Ramblers, and Ryn Riley & Appalachian Roots. View the complete 2024 lineup below and learn more about each performer here.

Now entering its third year, Earl Scruggs Music Festival continues to support its community partners at WNCW 88.7 and Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, and the Earl Scruggs Center located in Shelby, NC. The 2024 festival will occur August 30-September 1, 2024 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. 3-Day Weekend and 1-Day passes are on sale now, with a variety of VIP upgrades available. On-site lodging options are going fast––act now to secure tent camping or dry RV camping, or jump on the waitlist for a 1-bedroom cabin. To stay up-to-date on all things Scruggs Fest, visit or follow along @EarlScruggsFest on Facebook, Instagram, and X/Twitter.

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