Scruggs Fest features Tucker, OId Crow, Stuart, Yonder Mountain
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Scruggs Fest features Tucker, OId Crow, Stuart, Yonder Mountain

Monday, March 11, 2024 – Earl Scruggs Music Festival will feature Tanya Tucker, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Yonder Mountain String Band when the fest returns to Mill Spring, N.C. Aug. 30-Sept.1.

Jerry Douglas and The Earls of Leicester returns as hosts. First-time visitors include The Steeldrivers, Mighty Poplar, Lindsay Lou and Miko Marks.

Now entering its third year, Earl Scruggs Music Festival was established in partnership with WNCW 88.7 at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, N.C.

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 channels.

The full line-up is:
Tanya Tucker
Old Crow Medicine Show
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Steeldrivers
Peter Rowan & Sam Grisman Project
Mighty Poplar
Lindsay Lou
Pony Bradshaw
Darrell Scott's String Band
Miko Marks
The Grascals
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Travis Book Band
Casey Driessen's Red Shoe Stringjam
Twisted Pine
Wyatt Ellis
Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light
Carley Arrowood
The Faux Paws
Larry & Joe
Martha Spencer & The Wonderland Country Band
The Wilder Flower
Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band

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