The Surry Arts Council Presents

Mayberry Days

September 21-25, 2016
Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mayberry Days Shows and Special Events


Beach Music

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $16

Come to Mount Airy early and enjoy the first Mayberry Days concert with The Embers featuring Craig Wollard live at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. This show is also part of the SAC Season Pass.

Please visit The Embers Website



Music - Comedy - Entertainment - Awards

Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:30 p.m. at Cross Creek Country Club

Tickets $50 plus 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 22, 2016
8:00 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $16

Bring your dancing shoes for a great night of beach music from one of the most popular bands in the Carolinas.

Please visit The Tams



Remember Me With Laughter: A Tribute to James Best
with Dorothy Best and David Browning
Stories, Photos and Memories

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time TBD at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $15 plus tax

Join hosts David Browning and Dorothy Best as they share stories, photos and memories of James Best, one of the finest entertainers, artists, writers, directors and friends to so many fans who love and miss him. Whether it was Jim Lindsey on The Andy Griffith Show, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the Dukes of Hazzard, or one of the hundreds of movies, television or live theatre shows he starred in, James Best wanted to be remembered with laughter.

Please join us for this special Mayberry Days event and look for James Best art work and special merchandise available during the festival.

Please visit James Best's Website


Malpass Brothers
Traditional Country Music

Friday, September 23, 2016
7:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Reserved Orchestra Seats $20
Balcony Seats $15
plus tax

The Malpass Brothers are 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.

For you Mayberry fans, Christopher Malpass is, in his own words, "the world's biggest fan of Andy Griffith."

Please visit Malpass Brothers Website
Photo by Lisa Michaels




Music - Comedy - Magic

Friday, September 23, 2016
9:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $10 plus tax

"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




Saturday, September 24, 2016
2:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre 

General Admission Tickets $10 plus tax

Neal Brower and his special guest (TBD) leads a facinating interview and discussion with 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 2014 special guest, Joy Ellison
for sharing her stories and memories from her time
working on The Andy Griffith Show. She continues to
act and work on major movies and TV shows as a
dialect coach.




Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Reserved Tickets $35 plus tax
General Admission Tickets $28 plus tax

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 third appearance at Mayberry Days in 2016.

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

Please visitJames Gregory's Website


Variety Show

Saturday September 24, 2016
7:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Seat Tickets $25 plus tax

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!


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