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Scruggs Opry House - Belmont

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Scruggs Opry House - Belmont

Had to post under Charlotte and Gastonia since TA has no Belmont forum...but...wanted to let travelers know of a new Bluegrass venue in the area. The Scruggs Opry House opened April 13 with a Gospel Concert and will feature bluegrass on Saturday nights.

The venue is located on N. Main St in Belmont, NC one block north of City Hall in a small storefront. It's an intimate setting seating about 50 people. Anthony Scruggs ( yes, he's a cousin of Earl Scruggs) has done a fine job with lighting and sound, and they have snacks available for patrons.

The bluegrass concerts are being kicked off tonight with "A Deeper Shade of Blue" and "The Far City Boys" - shows start at 7:00 pm.

Scruggs Opry House is a family-friendly environment with no alcohol or smoking. Initially, the concerts are FREE!

Dining venues downtown include Sammy's Deli & Pub and Old Stone Steakhouse ( a new venture by the LeVecchias of Charlotte seafood fame), and Caravan Coffee House. All are walkable from the Opry House. There's plenty of on-street and off-street parking.

Y'all come!

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1. Re: Scruggs Opry House - Belmont

Here's an update for those who might access this post via a search - we went thirty minutes early and the place was already full and standing room only with about as many outside as inside. Looks like you'd have to go an hour early and stand in line until the doors open to get a seat. They need a larger venue.

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Bud (or anyone else), are there any other blue-grass venues that you are aware of? Ideally, would be in a park where kids can run around freely. Thanks

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City of Belmont has concert in the park series in the summer - it is on Saturday nights and includes bluegrass, beach, etc....they haven't published their schedule yet. It's in Stowe Park

The only other indoor venue I know in the area is Mineral Springs Music Barn just out from Waxhaw. They have some good bands down there. Don't know of any outdoor jams or concerts locally - you just about have to go to a festival or convention. I know Morganton has a good outdoor bluegrass festival in the summer - check their city website for tourism. Best wishes.

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4. Re: Scruggs Opry House - Belmont

Oops- this is a little ways off but the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Parkway nar Galax Va is a great outdoor bluegrass venue and it's usually free. Should be cranking up again soon!

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