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Tommy Jarrell Celebration

noon - 9 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 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.

The annual youth competition takes place from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre. Entry to the competition is free.

Old-time music masters lead workshops at 3 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre. Registration is $25 per participant.

The annual birthday concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre and features Whitetop Mountain Band. Tickets are $10.

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