Mount Airy Old-Time Retreat

Come explore the rich music heritage of old-time music the week before the 47th Annual Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. Classes will be held for instruments, vocal harmony and old-time dance.

Instructors include: Richard Bowman, Paul Brown & Terri McMurray, John John Herrmann, Carl Jones & Erynn Marshall, Meredith McIntosh, Joe Newberry, Kirk Sutphin. The event is coordinated by Laura Turner.

The classes will be held in venues at Veterans Park, weather permitting. The Historic Earle Theatre and the Andy Griffith Playhouse will be back up venues. Sign up for classes at the time of registration. Registrants are free to change classes until class size limits are met. Classes include fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, singing, songwriting, and more. Ensembles and jams will be open to all who wish to attend and there is no need to register for them. The full schedule can be found on the Mount Airy Old-Time website.

Tuition is $400.00. Payment in full is confirmation of your place. $100.00 is nonrefundable. The balance of the tuition is refundable if requested by April 30, 2018. The tuition includes classes, meals (Sunday dinner and lunch on Monday-Wednesday), Fiddlers Convention tickets, and a t-shirt.

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Event Details

Location Veterans Memorial Park
Mount Airy, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
Music Styles Old-Time
Event Type Workshop / Class / Demonstration
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone (336) 786-7998

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