The Surry Arts Council Presents

Mayberry Days

September 19-24, 2017
Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mayberry Days Shows and Special Events


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $10 General Admission

John Floyd returns to Mayberry Days for a night of comedy suitable for the whole family. John's clean comedic talent has taken him across the globe entertaining millions of people. He has worked with numerous artists including Milton Berle, Frankie Valli, Jamie Foxx, Chubby Checker and Martina McBride.

Please visit John Floyd's Website


Carolina Beach Music

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $15 or Season Pass

One of Carolina's favorite beach music bands returns to Mayberry Days for another night of great music. Don't put your dancing shoes away quite yet!

This show is also part of the SAC Season Pass.

Please visit The Embers Website


Jimmy Buffett Tribute Party Band

Live Music

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $15 or Season Pass

Come to Mount Airy early and enjoy the first Mayberry Days concert with Jason Webb and Caribbean Chillers live at the Blackmon Amphitheatre.

This show is also part of the SAC Season Pass.

Please visit Caribbean Chillers Website


Stories - Mayberry Entertainment

Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $10 General Admission

From Disney's Tinkerbell to Helen Scoby, Margaret Kerry has had a career of entertaining young and old. Come hear the stories from her book “Tinker Bell Talks! Tales of a Pixie-Dusted Life" and her times on The Andy Griffith Show.

Please visit Margaret Kerry's website


Music - Comedy - Entertainment - Awards

Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Country Club

Tickets $50 (includes tax)

Includes country buffet dinner, golf awards presentation and entertainment from the Special Guests and tribute artists.

The stars come out for a big evening of fun after the golf tournament. This is your first chance to meet many of the Special Guests and enjoy a night of music, laughter and good times. The event starts off with some good country cooking in the buffet line and just gets better from there.

Dinner guests have the opportunity to meet the Special Guest at an autograph session from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Avoid the long lines on Saturday! They will have memorabilia, art and photos for autographs (Note: a nominal fee for autographed items during the festival)

The country buffet meal will be served from 5:00-7:00 p.m. David Browning and Allan Newsome, The Mayberry Deputy and Floyd the Barber host the evening of golf awards and entertainment from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Learn more about the The Emmett Forest Mayberry Days Golf Tournament (The Emmett ) at Cross Creek Country Club before the dinner.

Mayberry stars entertaining after dinner


Great food at the country buffet


Beach Music

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $15 or Season Pass

The Tams travel all over the country and are returning to Mount Airy during Mayberry Days for one final night of beach music at the Blackmon Amphitheatre.

The "Mighty" Tams have been elected into the Beach Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame. They have also been named "Beach Band of the Decade".

Please visit The Tams website


One-Woman Show

Friday, September 22, 2017
11:30 a.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $20

Karen Knotts returns to Mayberry Days with a special presentation featuring stories, photos and memories of growing up with a comedic genius and everyone's favorite deputy as a father.

Please visit Karen Knotts' website



Bluegrass Music - Mayberry Entertainment

Friday, September 22, 2017
1:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Front first six rows $30
Reserved Seat Tickets $25

Rodney Dillard, one of the original Darling Boys from The Andy Griffith Show, returns with his band to Mayberry Days for a great bluegrass concert, filled wtih songs performed on the show and original Dillards hits. Rodney is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and two time Grammy Nominee. Dillardgrass - often imitated, never duplicated!

Please visit The Dillard's Facebook page


Comedy - Entertainment

Friday, September 22, 2017
1:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $15 General Admission

Ronnie Schell returns to Mayberry Days and is ready to premiere some of his newest and funniest material with a special hour of his stand up comedy and showbiz stories. As an actor, comedian, and cartoon voice actor, he has plenty of stories and laugh to share, including special ones from his time as Duke Slater on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.


Gospel - Rock - Country

Friday, September 22, 2017
3:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Tickets $20 Reserved Seats

Michael Hoover returns to Mayberry Days with another spectacular afternoon of music and memories of Elvis Presley. You'll hear all the favorites from Elvis' favorite gospel songs to the hits that made him the King of Rock-n-Roll. Don't miss this exciting show and see why Michael Hoover is one of the finest entertainers in the business.

Please visit the Michael Hoover's website


Classic Country Music

Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $25 Reserved Seats
Tickets $20 Balcony Seats

The Malpass Brothers return to Mayberry Days for their second appearance. The band is as close to real traditional county music artists as you can get. Their smooth voices blend and skillful musicianship pay respect to the legends who have paved their way. The brothers have appeared on iconic stages such as the Ryman Auditorium and Merlefest. Taylor and Chris pay tribute to music legends Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb, The Louvin Borthers, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Walyon Jennings, and many more duing their performances.

Please visit The Malpass Brothers Website



Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Tickets $36 Orchestra Seats

TAGSRWC member and "The Funniest Man in America" James Gregory returns to Mayberry Days to fill the Andy Griffith Playhouse with laughter with a night of great southern and Mayberry humor and storytelling. He is a huge fan of The Andy Griffith Show and is looking forward to his fourth appearance at Mayberry Days in 2017.

A world class comedian, James Gregory has taken his show across the country for over 25 years, playing to soldout crowds.

Please visit James Gregory's website


Music - Comedy - Magic

Friday, September 22, 2017
9:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $10 General Admission

"We're Here to Pick!"  Surry Arts is excited to announce the return of the VW Boys. They always put on a great concert and you'll also be entertained by various tribute artists on stage. The VW Boys bring their blend of "music - comedy - magic" to the Historic Earle Theatre Stage on Friday night. Join Tim White, Dave Vaught, and "Fat Albert" Blackburn for a fun evening that will make you laugh, sing, and be amazed at the sleight-of-hand magic. If you've never seen them perform, make sure you take in their show this year and prepare yourself for an evening and laughs and good times.

Please visit the VW Boys' Website


One-Woman Comedy Show

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:30 a.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Tickets $20

Karen Knotts is back with her one woman show featuring comedy and skits along with more stories and memories of her father. A show with everything - impressions, jokes, costume changes, stories and a whole lot of fun.

Please visit Karen Knotts' website



Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Reserved Seats $15
Balcony Seats $10

Neal Brower has acquired a wealth of knowledge about The Andy Griffith Show from his years of correspondence and contact with the cast members and crews. Don't miss this facinating discussion with answers to insightful questions and clips from the show.

Neal Brower is the author of Mayberry 101 and taught "The Andy Griffith Show: An Indepth Study" at Community Colleges throughout North Carolina for many years. His lectures are also presented at the Andy Griffith Museum during the year.

The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club meeting will follow afterward and everyone is invited to join. Hear the year in review and what is in store for the upcoming year from the "Presiding Goober, Emeritus" and founding member of the club, Jim Clark. You also have the opportunity to learn more about the activities of the year, what is on the calendar for upcoming events, meet other TAGSRWC Chapters and members, share what your chapter has been doing and other interesting trivial trivialities. Floyd and Otis will be awarding trophies to the contest winners and annual club awards.

Jim Clark is a freelance writer from Nashville, TN and author of many books, including Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook and many other Mayberry related books.

Many thanks to the 2015 special guest, Bruce Bilson
for sharing stories and memories from his time as the
Assistant Director of The Andy Griffith Show


Variety Show

Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Tickets $25 Reserved Seats

Master of ceremonies, David Browning The Mayberry Deputy and his partner Allan "Floyd" Newsome welcome a host of talent on Saturday afternoon with Special Guests, music, comedy and a variety of entertainment.

Keith Brown as "Colonel Harvey"


Variety Show

Saturday September 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Tickets $25 Reserved Seats

Join host David Browning, The Mayberry Deputy, along with Allan Newsome, Floyd the Barber and other tribute artists for an evening of Mayberry fun and entertainment at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. See performances from the guest stars, along with local and national talent. You never know what might happen or who will be on stage next!

Tribute artists Tim Pettigrew, Kenneth Junkin and Allan Newsome act out a classic scene from The Andy Griffith Show


Bluegrass Music

Saturday September 23, 2017
7:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $30 Preferred Seats
Tickets $25 Reserved Seat
Tickets $20
Balcony Seats

2015 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and 2015 IBMA Song of the year winners are not only great musicians but also great guys! Elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time music are all infused into the fresh sound of this unique band.

Balsam Nation Website

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