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The Surry Arts Council presents the 13th 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

The 13th Annual Tommy Jarrell Festival will be held 
February 27-March 1, 2014

Youth Old-Time Talent Competition with cash prizes!

See Photos from 2013 Festival

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

TIME

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

WPAQ 740 AM Radio Station Tours, Free

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Earle, Andy Griffith Museum, and Siamese Twins Exhibit, $3

5:30 p.m.  

Free Youth Fiddle Workshopwith Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall/Historic Earle Theatre

6:15 p.m.  

Free Youth Guitar Workshopwith Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall/Historic Earle Theatre

7:00 p.m.  

Free Jam SessionOld-Time Music Heritage Hall/Historic Earle Theatre

TIME

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

WPAQ 740 AM  Radio Station Tours, Free

11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 

Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Earle, Andy Griffith Museum, and Siamese Twins Exhibit; includes UNC-TV Music of Surry County, Sprout Wings and Fly, and other documentaries, Historic Earle Theatre, $3 Earle Armband

7:30 p.m. 

Tommy Jarrell Festival Dance, featuring the Slate Mountain Ramblers and Back-Step -Old-Time Music Heritage Hall/Historic Earle Theatre, $5 sold at the door or 2014 SAC Season Pass

TIME

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st

9:00 a.m.

Jam Session at the EARLE, Historic Earle Theatre

10:00 a.m. Until

FIDDLERS RED wine tasting at Uncorked in Mayberry, 126 N. Main Street, featuring Round Peak Vineyards � �Fiddlers Red� named in honor of TommyJarrell! At 4:00 pm there will be a discussion about the origin and characteristics of Fiddlers Red. Uncorked in Mayberry will remain open during the Tommy Jarrell Birthday Concert.

11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

WPAQ MERRY-GO-ROUND featuring Slate Mountain Ramblers and Buckstankle Boys. Live radio broadcast in association with WPAQ 740 AM featuring area bands at 12 Noon at the Historic Earle Theatre, $5 Earle wristband or 2014 Pass includes all events 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Merry-Go-Round is currently the 2nd longest running live radio broadcast in the nation (behind the Grand Ol' Opry).

11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Old-Time Music Heritage Hall/Earle, Andy Griffith Museum and Siamese Twins Exhibit, $3

11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Local L uthiers David Sheppard and Larry Dumas will have their instruments and artist will have their old-time CD's for sale at the Historic Earle Theatre (wristband)

2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

WPAQ 740 AM  Radio Station Tours, Free

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Old-Time Fiddle Workshop - Demonstration with Nick McMillian and Paul Brown, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the EARLE, Earle Wristband

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Old-Time Banjo Workshop - Demonstration with Ivy Sheppard and Paul Brown, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the EARLE, Earle Wristband

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Old-Time Dance Workshop with award winning dancer Marsha Todd, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the EARLE, Earle Wristband

4:30 p.m.

Youth Old-Time Competition
Fiddle ~ Banjo ~ Gutar ~ Dance ~ Vocal ~ Other, Ages 5-12 and 13-18, Trophies awarded. No registration Fee, Call 336.786.7998 to register or show up by 4:00 p.m., Old-Time Music Heritage Hall/Historic Earle, Earle Wristband

6:30 p.m.  

Tommy Jarrell Birthday Concert, hosted by Lew Bode, featuring Chester McMillian and Back-Step, SC Broadcasters, Richard Bowman and the Slate Mountain Rambers, Carson Peters Band, the Buckstankle Boys, Toast String Stretchers, Adams, Queen, and Rifkin (Sheila Kay Adams, Jeanette Queen, Carole Rifkin) and more! Historic EARLE Theatre, $10 Tickets available online or 2014 SAC Season Pass or by calling 336.786.7998. Children 12 and under Free

 
 
 

TOMMY JARRELL FESTIVAL
YOUTH OLD-TIME TALENT COMPETITION

Saturday March 1st, 4:30 p.m.
Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

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

TROPHIES!

No registration fee! Contestants have 3 minutes to perform.

Winners will be announced at the beginning of the
Tommy Jarrell Birthday Concert at 6:30 p.m.
Free Admission to Concert for Youth Participants

Register by Calling the Surry Arts Council 336.786.7998
or arrive by 4:00 p.m.

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