Friday's CLT section has a Daytrips article about heading up to
Saturday, for the WPAQ 67th anniversary celebration at the . Historic Earl
"Mayberry tourism" aside, WPAQ helps put
on the travel map with its "Merry Go Round" program, which is
broadcast live from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday. It features local and regional artists playing
bluegrass and old-time mountain music before a live audience. Mount Airy
This show has been going on since 1948.
This Saturday, for the station's anniversary, there'll also be a two-hour concert and dance at the
And there's more to come.
The Surry Arts Council has announced new concerts in its
& Beyond music series that will bring several "name" musicians to
the historic, 425-seat theater.
Grammy-winning musician/artist/story teller David Holt will perform Feb. 26. The 6:30 p.m. performance is free and accompanied by a presentation of his photography.
Pokey LaFarge, whose music encompasses styles ranging from old-time to Cajun, will appear Feb. 28. Tickets for the 7:30 show are $20 and $30.
Rhonda Vincent -- she's pictured at the top of this post -- winner of multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, will be there March 14. She and her band, The Rage, take the stage at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $35 and $45.
Ticket info: 336) 786-7998: www.SurryArts.org.
Area info: www.VisitMayberry.com.