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Tommy Jarrell Celebration

10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Come celebrate Mount Airy's place as the center of old-time music and the hometown of legendary fiddler Tommy Jarrell.

This annual festival takes place at the Old Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre and honors the life and music of Thomas Jefferson Jarrell, a Smithsonian enshrined old-time fiddler who was born in Mount Airy on March 1, 1901.

Martha Spencer and Emily Spencer, old-time music masters, will lead workshops. Participants will be featured on WPAQ "Merry-Go-Round" live radio broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The celebration includes a photography exhibit by Daniel Coston called “Carolina Calling,” a documentation of North Carolina musicians for the past 25 years.

The annual youth competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. The annual birthday concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. will feature Whitetop Mountain Band.

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