Events

WPAQ Saturday Morning Merry-Go-Round

The WPAQ Saturday morning Merry-Go-Round, which is a live radio broadcast set in a vintage movie theater, has an exceptionally long history of presenting the best of live traditional music in the Blue Ridge. Through the years, a host of regional and national music legends, including Tommy Jarrell, Benton Flippen, the Carter Family, Mac Wiseman, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and Bill and Charlie Monroe have appeared on the broadcast. The program’s popularity and long history of devotion to regional music has made it the SECOND LONGEST CURRENTLY RUNNING live radio programs in the nation.

On a typical Saturday morning, a technician at the rear of the auditorium greets visitors with a friendly nod as they enter the room. A group of musicians play an extended medley of bluegrass and old time tunes during the pre-broadcast jam session. At eleven o’clock, the house lights dim, a bright red “on the air” electric sign lights up, the emcee welcomes the audience, and another weekly edition of the Merry-Go-Round begins.

Visit the Down The Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails Podcast Library to hear more about the Surry County Style, the Earle Theatre and explore many bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina.


Event Details

Location The Earle Theatre
Mount Airy, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
$5, includes admission to the Andy Griffith Museum
Music Styles Old-Time
Bluegrass
Event Type Concert / Performance, Radio Broadcast
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible
  • ✔ Open Jam
  • ✔ Picnic Space

The venue is partially handicap accessible. Accessible public restroom facilities are located 2 doors down from the venue. Concessions available, popcorn, drinks, etc. Picnic space available two doors down at outdoor location.


Contact Info

Phone (336) 786-2222
Email info@wpaq740.com
Additional Contact Info

 (336) 786-6111

http://www.surryarts.org

http://www.wpaq740.com

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, May 11, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, May 18, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, May 25, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 11:00am - 1:30pm