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Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention and Free Workshops and Jams

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It's time for the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention! Don't miss the free workshops, demonstrations, and jams on Friday! See below for the full schedule! The Mount Airy TDA & Veterans Memorial Park Inc. is providing FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE June 1




from Veterans Park to Downtown Mount Airy - Wednesday 12-5 ~ Thursday 9-8 ~ Friday 9-6 ~ Saturday 9-6 The shuttle service will run continuously and will leave Veterans Park just inside the Main Gate with stops at the Visitors Center on Main Street and the Andy Griffith Museum. Enjoy Local Restaurants, Shopping, Visitors Center, Fiddle & Banjo Crawl, Museum of Regional History, Andy Griffith Museum, Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre, Movies (Monday and Wednesday 7 pm 336-786-2222), a free jam session at 7 on Thursday at the Earle & much moreore.


FRIDAY JUNE 3, 2016 at the Indoor Grandstand at Veterans Memorial Park on W. Lebanon Street in Mount Airy FRIDAY 11:00 AM - BANJO WORKSHOP – ANDY EDMONDS FRIDAY 12:00 NOON - SURRY COUNTY OLD-TIME MUSIC DEMONSTRATION Jim “Vip” Vipperman will facilitate a demonstration featuring NC Folk Heritage Award Winner Verlen Clifton with Wes Clifton, Andy Edmonds, Chester McMillian, Jacob Bowen, Richard Bowman, Barbara Bowman, Marsha Todd, Frank Bode and others. FRIDAY 1:00 PM - FLAT FOOTIN’/TRADITIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP – AARON RATCLIFFE Aaron Ratcliffe, award winning dancer, will lead the workshop. Richard and Barbara Bowman and others will accompany. FRIDAY 2:00 PM - SURRY COUNTY OLD-TIME FIDDLE WORKSHOP - RICHARD BOWMAN FRIDAY 3:00 PM - SURRY COUNTY OLD-TIME FROLIC - ANDY EDMONDS Jam, dance and enjoy old-time music. Come prepared to play and dance. Andy Edmonds will lead the Surry County good times. All musicians welcome! This project receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.             Visit the website at for more information about the fiddlers convention as well as competitor information. On-site camping is available - arrive early for the best spots!


Admission is $10 per person for the competition/performances on Friday and Saturday. Children ages 6 and under are free.

Friday, June 3rd 7:00 p.m.  -  All Bands Perform

Saturday, June 4th

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  -  Folk Song in Grandstand 9:30 a.m.  - 2:00 p.m.   -  Bluegrass & Old-Time Banjos Bluegrass & Old-Time Fiddles 2:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.   -  Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Bass Fiddle, Dulcimer, Autoharp

5:45 p.m.  -  Youth Dance and Awards 6:00 p.m.  -  All bands perform Adult dance after the completion of the band competition

Photos courtesy of Surry Arts Council and Photographer Hobart Jones.

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