The Surry Arts Council Presents

Mayberry Days
September 25-28, 2014
Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mayberry Days Shows and Special Events

Music - Comedy - Auction - Awards

Thursday, September 25, 2014
4:30 p.m. at Cross Creek Country Club

Tickets $50 per person

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 and special golf silent auction taking place during the evening's fun.


Beach Music

Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:00 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $15 or SAC Season Pass

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


One-Woman Show

Friday, September 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $15

Karen Knotts is back with her one woman show featuring comedy and memories of growing up as Don Knotts' daughter. A show with everything - impressions, jokes, costume changes, stories and a whole lot of fun.

This show is nearly sold out again this year, so get your tickets soon!

Please visit Karen Knotts' Website



Bluegrass Music - Mayberry Entertainment

Friday, September 26, 2014
2:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Seat Tickets $25

Featuring special guest, Maggie Peterson

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! 

The show includes a special video tribute to his brother Doug Dillard.

Please visit Rodney Dillard's Website


Stories - Photos - Videos

Friday, September 26, 2014
4:15 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Tickets $15

James Best is one of the most versatile and talented people in show business - actor, director, producer, painter and more. From Jim Lindsey on The Andy Griffith Show to Sheriff Roscoe P. Coletrain on Dukes of Hazard to hundreds of movies and other television shows, he has done it all (and continues todayt!). Get your tickets now and find out why he truly is the Best in Hollywood.

He will also be attending numerous autograph sessions during the festival with his books, DVDs, photos and art work. Please visit and don't miss your chance to see his one man show at Mayberry Days!

Please visit James Best's Website



Friday, September 26, 2014
7:00 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Tickets $35
General Admission Tickets $28

TAGSRWC member and "The Funniest Man in America" James Gregory will fill the Andy Griffith Playhouse with laughter with a night of family friendly Mayberry humor and southern comedy and storytelling. He is a huge fan of The Andy Griffith Show and is looking forward to this special performance during Mayberry Days.

A world class comedian, James Gregory has taken his show across the country for over 25 years, playing to soldout crowds. Don't miss the newest Mayberry Days show!

Please visit James Gregory's Website



Beach Music

Friday, September 26, 2014
7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre

Tickets $15

Another night of great beach music from another top band! The Tams return 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 Tams Website



Music - Comedy - Magic

Friday, September 26, 2014
9:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre

Reserved or Balcony Tickets $10

Featuring special guest, LeRoy McNees

"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 EARLE 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 27, 2014
2:00 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre 

General Admission Tickets $10

This year's special guest is Joy Ellison. She was a prolific child actor starting at young age and was featured as five different characters in two seasons of The Andy Griffith Show. She continues to act and work on major movies and TV shows as a dialect coach. This is your opportunity to step back in time and hear her unique stories and memories from TAGS.

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.

Bruce Bilson interview with Neal Brower in 2011



Variety Show

Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Seat Tickets $25

Master of ceremonies, David Browning The Mayberry Deputy and his partner Allan "Floyd" Newsome welcome a host of talent on Saturday afternoon with all the Special Guests appearing.

Show up early and don't miss the stand-up comedy of John Floyd, "The Mouth of Mayberry " entertaining the crowd before Colonel Tim's begins.

Phyllis Eaton, Jackie Joseph and Maggie Peterson in 2011


Gospel - Rock - Country

Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:00 p.m. at the Historic EarleTheatre

Reserved Seat Tickets $20
Balcony Seat Tickets $15

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.

Please visit the Michael Hoover's website


Variety Show

Saturday September 27, 2014
7:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Reserved Seat Tickets $25

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!

Show up early and don't miss the stand-up comedy of John Floyd, "The Mouth of Mayberry " entertaining the crowd before Colonel Tim's begins.


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