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The Uptown Shelby Logo, a white star inside a teal square, surrounded by orange and yellow outlines.

Uptown Shelby


Community, Civic, and Social Non-Profit Organizations


Uptown Shelby’s tree-lined streets invite locals and visitors alike to various    independent businesses and top-notch attractions. Hear the music & stories of the American South at the Earl Scruggs Center, taste local produce at the Foothills Farmers’ Market, see a national act at the Don Gibson Theatre, discover local artists at the Cleveland County Arts Council and explore our quirky, fun local businesses. Between live music, great shopping, gallery shows, delicious food, and special events, there is always something fun to do in Uptown.

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A bright blue "OPEN" flags hangs outside of an Uptown Shelby business.
An audience of people sit in chairs as they watch a band, located out of frame, perform for Shelby Alive in August 2022
The Bobby Bell Mural in Uptown Shelby features Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame Linebacker, Bobby Bell, a Shelby, NC native.
A large mural of Country artist and Songwriting Legend, Don Gibson, a Shelby, NC native.
A mural of legendary Bluegrass artist and banjo player, Earl Scruggs, a Shelby, NC native.
A photo of North Lafayette Street at the Sumter Street intersection, looking southward.
A shot of the historic Cleveland County Courthouse (now home of the Earl Scruggs Center) and the former well house.
A family looks at one of the LP art displays on Washington Street.
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