TOMMY JARRELL FESTIVAL


  • Photo by David Holt

    Celebrating the Life and Music of Thomas Jefferson Jarrell
    March 1, 1901 - January 28, 1985
    Tommy's Music ~ Forever...

    Held annually during Tommy Jarrell's birthday weekend

    Events are held at the Old Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre unless otherwise noted and feature traditional music workshops, concerts and dance.

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., WPAQ 740 a.m. Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road, 336-786-6111, Free

    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum & Siamese Twins Exhibit (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), $8

    4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Free Old-Time Flat Foot Lessons, Marsha Todd, Historic Earle Theatre

    5:30 - 6:15 PM Free Youth Fiddle & Mandolin Lessons, Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Earle

    6:15 - 6:45 PM Free Youth Guitar & Banjo Workshop, Jim Vipperman, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Earle

    7:00 p.m. Free Jam Session, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Historic Earle Theatre, 142 N Main Street

  • Friday, March 2, 2018

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., WPAQ 740 a.m. Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road, 336-786-6111, Free

    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Andy Griffith Museum & Siamese Twins Exhibit (9 AM-5 PM), $8

    1:00 p.m. Becky Buller Band Educational Concert at North Surry High School with introduction by Terri McMurray

    7:00 p.m. Tommy Jarrell Birthday Dance & Concert featuring the Slate Mountain Ramblers and Whitetop Mountain Band, hosted by Lew Bode, Historic Earle Theatre, $10 or 2018 Annual Pass

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., WPAQ 740 a.m. Radio Station Tours, 2147 Springs Road, 336-786-6111, Free

    11:00 a.m. WPAQ MERRY-GO-ROUND featuring "Women! Mount Airy Old-Time Retreat" participants and instructors, Historic Earle Theatre, Downtown, $8

    12:00 p.m. Alice Gerrard "Influential Women in Old-Time Music," Historic Earle Theatre, $8 or 2018 Annual Pass

    2:30 p.m. Open Question & Answer session followed by Sound Check with Becky Buller Band, Historic Earle Theatre

    4:00 p.m. Tommy Jarrell Festival Youth Competition, Fiddle/Banjo/Guitar/Vocal/Dance/Other, ages 5-12 and 13-18, Trophies awarded following competition, Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    7:20 - 7:30 p.m. Introduction of the Becky Buller Band by Terri McMurray

    7:30 p.m. Becky Buller Band in concert, Historic Earle Theatre, Tickets $30/$25/$15

Select Tommy Jarrell Festival events and the Women! Mount Airy Old-Time Retreat are supported in part by: The North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; a TAT grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council; and the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.