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The Surry Arts Council presents the 16th Annual
TOMMY JARRELL FESTIVAL


Celebrating the Life and Music of Thomas Jefferson Jarrell
March 1, 1901 - January 28, 1985
Tommy's Music ~ Forever...


Tommy Jarrell
Photo courtesy of David Holt

Tommy Jarrell Festival
March 3-4, 2017

Old Time Music Heritage Hall
at the Historic Earle Theatre

See Photos from 2016 Festival Workshop and other festival events on our Photo Gallery page.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (subject to change)

TIME

THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours
2147 Springs Rd, Free
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Playhouse and Siamese Twins Exhibit, $6
7:00 p.m. Free Jam Session
Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

TIME

FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours , 2147 Spring Road, Free
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall (and Andy Griffith Museum and Siamese Twins Exhibit, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.), $6
1:30 p.m. Youth Old-Time Competition (see below)
Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Free
7:00 p.m. Tommy Jarrell Birthday Dance and Concert
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.
Historic Earle Theatre, $11 (includes tax) or Season Pass

TIME

SATURDAY, MARCH 4th

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours
2147 Spring Road, Free
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MERRY-GO-ROUND live radio broadcast in association
With WPAQ 740 AM featuring featuring "Almost There" at 11:00 AM and "Uncle Joe & Shady Rest" at noon.
Historic Earle Theatre, Downtown, $6
1:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall (and Andy Griffith Museum and Siamese Twins Exhibit, 9 am - 5 pm), $6
7:30 p.m.

Concert: Bryan Sutton Band
Historic Earle Theatre, $40 Preferred / $30 Orchestra / $25 Balcony

 
*Select Tommy Jarrell Festival events are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. Additional events are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

 
 

TOMMY JARRELL FESTIVAL
YOUTH OLD-TIME TALENT COMPETITION

Friday, March 3th, 1:30 p.m.
Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

at the Historic Earle Theatre

Ages 5-12 and Ages 13-18
Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Guitar, Dance, Vocal Competition, and Other

  • Contestants have 3 minutes to perform
  • May have 1 accompanist (may be adult), no recorded back-up permitted
  • Contestants may enter only 2 categories
  • Competition is for acoustic stringed instruments only
  • "Other" category includes all instruments and combinations (bands) not listed
  • May register in advance (336-786-7998) or up to the time of the competition

Winners will be announced and trophies will be awarded at the end of the competition
Free Admission to Concert for Youth Participants


 

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