The Surry Arts Council Presents

Mayberry Days

September 23-27, 2015
Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mayberry Days Shows and Special Events


Beach Music

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $16

Come to Mount Airy early and enjoy the first Mayberry Days concert with the Band of Oz live at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. This show is also part of the SAC Season Pass.

Please visit the  Band of Oz Website


Music - Comedy - Entertainment - Awards

Thursday, September 24, 2015
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 24, 2015
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. Come see why their are known as North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.

Please visit The Embers Website



RODNEY DILLARD & THE DILLARD BAND featuring Maggie Peterson
Bluegrass Music - Mayberry Entertainment

Friday, September 25, 2015
2:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Seat Tickets $25 plus tax

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 Rodney Dillard's Website



Friday, September 25, 2015
7:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

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 second appearance at Mayberry Days in 2015.

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



The Coolest Music in Town

Friday, September 25, 2015
7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $11

Another night of great music, including classic soul, beach, Motown and Top Forty hits! The Magnificients Band returns to the Blackmon Amphitheatre and they are ready for a good time!

Advanced tickets available or sold at the gate. Note: this show is not part of the SAC Season Pass.

Please visit  The Magnificents Website



Music - Comedy - Magic

Friday, September 25, 2015
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.

Special Guest LeRoy McNees will also perform, along with  tribute artists adding to the fun before and during the show.

Please visit the VW Boys Website




Saturday, September 26, 2015
2:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre 

General Admission Tickets $10

Don't miss this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn from cast members and the production people who created The Andy Griffith Show. Neal Brower leads this facinating 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.



Variety Show

Saturday, September 26, 2015
2:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Seat Tickets $25 plus tax

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 and special moments.

Special guests appear and perform, along with local favorites, tribute artists, and lots of surprises. Colonel Tim's is always the most popular show of Mayberry Days - if you've never seen it, you don't know what you're missing!

Dorothy & James Best in 2014



Music and Entertainment

Saturday September 26, 2015
7:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Reserved Seat Tickets $20 plus tax
Balcony Seat Tickets $15 plus tax

Michael Hoover returns to Mayberry Days with another spectacular evening 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. Even the Mayberry Tribute Artists will be a part of the show to bring a laugh and join in the fun times. Don't miss this exciting show and see why Michael Hoover is one of the finest entertainers in the business.

Visit Michael Hoover's website


Variety Show

Saturday September 26, 2015
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!



Sunday September 27, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Join Jan and LeRoy McNees for this non-denominational and inspriational service to end your Mayberry Days weekend. Music, songs, and hymns, along with a special message to carry with you throughout the year.


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