We have some fabulous instruments to raffle and 2 ways to win! Your support helps us honor the life and legacy of banjo extraordinaire, Earl Scruggs, through the non-profit Earl Scruggs Music Festival and by providing music education opportunities and promoting bluegrass and traditional music in Western North Carolina through the Earl Scruggs Center and WNCW PublicRadio/Isothermal Community College.  Win-win-win!


Enter ONLINE to win this custom Gibson F-9 mandolin made by Master Luthier David Harvey and donated by Gibson Gives.

This is a one-of-a-kind F-9 with a lot of F-5 features:

  • Premium grade AAAA woods throughout
  • Sitka top with subtle bear claw figure
  • Back/sides/neck, finest highly figured Eastern Maple
  • Radiused, bound Ebony fingerboard with bird’s beak/jazz
  • extension
  • Mother of Pearl position markers, truss rod cover
  • Large frets
  • Reddish/vintage sunburst top/back/sides/neck
  • Brush nickel hardware
  • Hardshell case

David says, “The thinner satin finish gives the F-9 a wonderful, open sound right out of the box.”

Want to see the mandolin in person? It’s on display now at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC or better yet, stop by the raffle booth during the Earl Scruggs Music Festival September 1-3, or at
our booth during IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, September 29-30.

The drawing will be held September 30th during IBMA World of Bluegrass. You do not need to be present to win.

BUY Raffle Tickets: HERE

or SCAN the QR Code.



Enter IN PERSON during the Festival for a chance to win a Gibson J45 Southern Jumbo or Deering Goodtime II Banjo! Drawing will be held Sunday September 3 at 3:00. You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to buy tickets AT the festival.

Gibson Acoustic J45 Southern Jumbo: The Southern Jumbo is renowned for its proficiency to belt out country rhythms or acoustic blues leads. Original examples are among the most prized war-era flat-tops in today’s vintage market. This new Southern Jumbo Original picks up where those classic models left off. Classic Southern Jumbo detailing includes Sitka Spruce top, Mahogony backs/sides, parallelogram inlays, double antiqued multi-ply top and back binding, and nickel open back tuners.

Retail value: $3,499

Deering Goodtime II: features natural blonde maple with a satin finish. The heart of the Goodtime Two is the 3-ply violin-grade maple rim, paired with a 3-ply resonator, which produces a rich, golden tone and offers a significant increase in volume from its open-back counterpart.

Retail value: $839