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 2:

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm - WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours at 2147 Springs Road (Free)
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum and Siamese Twins Exhibit ($6.00)
  • 7:00 pm - Free Jam Session at the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

Friday, March 3:

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm - WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road (Free)
  • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm - Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum and Siamese Twins Exhibit ($6.00)
  • 1:30 pm - Youth Old-Time Competition at the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall (Free)
  • 7:00 pm - Tommy Jarrell Birthday Dance and Concert at the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, featuring the Slate Mountain Ramblers, the Buckstankle Boys, Zephyr Lightning Bolts and more! The concert is hosted by Lew Bode at the Historic Earle Theatre, ($11.00 or 2017 Season Pass)

Saturday, March 4:

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm - WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road (Free)
  • 11:00 am – 1:30 pm - Merry-Go-Round live radio broadcast in association with WPAQ 740 AM featuring Almost There and Uncle Joe & Shady Restat the Historic Earle Theatre, Downtown ($6.00)
  • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum and Siamese Twins Exhibit ($6.00)
  • 7:30 pm - Bryan Sutton Band at the Historic Earle Theatre ($40.00/$30.00/$25.00) 

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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