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The Surry Arts Council presents the 15th 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
February 25-27, 2016

Old Time Music Heritage Hall
at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets available online through Feburary 25th, by calling SAC at 336.786.7998 or at the door on the day of the show.

See Photos from 2015 Celebration

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

TIME

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25th

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
10:00 a.m. Sierra Hull Educational Concert
with introduction by music scholar, Paul Brown*
5:30 p.m. Free Youth Fiddle Workshop
with Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall
6:15 p.m. Free Youth Guitar Workshop
with Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall
7:00 p.m. Free Jam Session
Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

TIME

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26th

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
5:00 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, Del Ray Brothers, and more! The concert is hosted by Lew Bode. Historic Earle Theatre, $10 (includes tax)

TIME

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

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 Del Ray Brothers at 11:00 AM and Over the Hill Bluegrass 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
3:00 p.m.

Surry County Old-Time Music Presentationwith Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo workshop and demonstration, Paul Brown and Terri McMurray, Free, Historic Earle Theatre, register 336-786-7998 or tanya@surryarts.org with name and instrument*

4:00 p.m. and
4:45 p.m.

Master Classes with Sierra Hull, Ethan Jodziewicz, and Justin Moses , Historic Earle Theatre, Free, Sierra Hull/mandolin, Ethan Jodziewicz and Justin Moses/multiple instruments, class sizes are limited, register in advance 336-786-7998 or tanya@surryarts.org with name and instrument*

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TAPS students Q&A session with Sierra Hull
Historic Earle Theatre*
7:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Comments by Paul Brown, Scholar, Surry County Music and its Influence Worldwide

7:30 p.m.

Concert: Sierra Hull featuring Ethan Jodziewicz and Justin Moses
Historic Earle Theatre, $20 Orchestra/$15 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 February 26th, 5:00 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 beginning of the
Tommy Jarrell Birthday Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission to Concert for Youth Participants


 

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