Events

Tommy Jarrell Festival

The Round Peak region of Surry county is well-known for its rich history of old-time music.  Tommy Jarrell, who played old-time fiddle, was raised in the Round Peak community.  To celebrate his life and music, the Tommy Jarrell Festival was created in 2002 and includes plenty of dances, concerts, workshops and a youth competition. The event now occurs annually in the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Earle Theatre in downtown Mt. Airy. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 ppm - WPAQ 740 a.m. Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road, (336) 786-6111, Free
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum & Siamese Twins Exhibit (9:00 am-5:00 pm), $8.00
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm - Free Old-Time Flat Foot Lessons, Marsha Todd, Historic Earle Theatre
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm - Free Youth Fiddle & Mandolin Lessons, Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Earle
  • 6:15 - 6:45 pm - Free Youth Guitar & Banjo Workshop, Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Earle
  • 7:00 pm - Free Jam Session, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Historic Earle Theatre, 142 N Main Street

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • 8:00 aam - 2:00 pm - WPAQ 740 a.m. Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road, 336-786-6111, Free
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum & Siamese Twins Exhibit (9 AM-5 PM), $8
  • 1:00 pm - Becky Buller Band Educational Concert at North Surry High School with introduction by Terri McMurray
  • 7:00 pm - Tommy Jarrell Birthday Dance & Concert featuring the Slate Mountain Ramblers and Whitetop Mountain Band, hosted by Lew Bode, Historic Earle Theatre, $10 or 2018 Annual Pass

Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - WPAQ 740 a.m. Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road, 336-786-6111, Free
  • 11:00 am - WPAQ MERRY-GO-ROUND featuring "Women! Mount Airy Old-Time Retreat" participants and instructors, Historic Earle Theatre, Downtown, $8
  • 12:00 am - Alice Gerrard "Influential Women in Old-Time Music," Historic Earle Theatre, $8 or 2018 Annual Pass
  • 2:30 pm - Open Question & Answer session followed by Sound Check with Becky Buller Band, Historic Earle Theatre
  • 4:00 pm - Tommy Jarrell Festival Youth Competition, Fiddle/Banjo/Guitar/Vocal/Dance/Other, ages 5-12 and 13-18, Trophies awarded following competition, Andy Griffith Museum Theatre
  • 7:20 - 7:30 am - Introduction of the Becky Buller Band by Terri McMurray
  • 7:30 am - Becky Buller Band in concert, Historic Earle Theatre, Tickets $30/$25/$15

Event Details

Location The Earle Theatre
Mount Airy, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
Costs for events range from free to $6.00 to $40.00.
Music Styles Bluegrass
Old-Time
Square Dancing
Event Type Festival, Workshop / Class / Demonstration
  • ✔ Family Friendly

Contact Info

Phone (336) 786-7998
Email arts@surryarts.com
http://www.surryarts.org

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