Tommy Jarrell Celebration

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 various Surry Arts venues in downtown Mount Airy and is headquartered at the Old Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre. Festivities honor the life and music of Thomas Jefferson Jarrell, a Smithsonian enshrined old-time fiddler who was born in Mount Airy on March 1, 1901.

Wayne Erbsen leads a banjo workshop on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at Andy Griffith Museum Theatre. Erbsen is an award-winning old-time and bluegrass musician, playing clawhammer and bluegrass banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Registration is $35 per participant. Erbsen puts on a concert at 7 p.m. Admission is $12.

On Saturday, additional old-time workshops with The Round Peak Boys take place from 2-4 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre. Registration is $25 per participant and includes the concert later that evening.

The annual youth competition takes place Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre. Entry to the competition is free.

The annual Tommy Jarrell birthday concert begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre and features The Round Peak Boys. Tickets are $12.

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