Tommy Jarrell Festival

The Round Peak region of Surry County is well-known for its rich history of old-time music. Tommy Jarrell, who played the old-time fiddle, was raised in the Round Peak community of Surry County. To celebrate Tommy’s life and music, the Tommy Jarrell Festival was created in 2002 to commemorate this accomplished old-time musician. Dances, music, concerts, and workshops are held during the last weekend of February each year – just before Tommy’s March 1st birthday. The Tommy Jarrell Festival activities are centered in the Earle Theatre.


Thursday at the Earle

11:00 am-3:00 pm Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Exhibits and Documentaries

5:30 pm Free youth fiddle lessons

6:15 pm Free youth guitar lessons

7:00 pm Jam session


Friday at the Earle

11:00-4:30 pm Old-Time Music Heritage Hall, Documentaries, Films, Jamming, Admission

7:00 pm Tommy Jarrell Festival Dance, Admission


Saturday at the Earle

9:00-11:00 am Jam, Luthiers, Documentary, Admission

11:00 am-1:30 pm Merry-Go-Round, Luthiers, Jam, Admission

1:30-4:00 pm Jams, Luthiers, Documentary, Films, Exhibits, Admission

5:00 pm Youth Old-Time Competition, Free

7:00 pm Tommy Jarrell Festival Concert, Admission


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