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HOT…OH, IT’S HOT!–Everybody complains about the weather…

The Andy Griffith Museum, featuring the late Emmett Forrest’s monumental collection of Andy Griffith artifacts, is operating on its full, normal schedule. For their own safety and the safety of those around them as the pandemic continues, guests are encouraged to wear masks when indoors and near others.

For complete updates on operating hours, safety procedures, or other info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

The following information is from The eBullet”: Official Email Newsletter of “The Andy Griffith Show” Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC)..

FINE TIME–If you don’t have a lawn chair, a bench will do.

* Aug. 12: Mayberry is the theme of this week’s Fridays on Prouty Concert Series at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a bluegrass concert by local favorite Berachah Valley, a stage show with Mayberry tribute artists, and a screening of 2021’s Mayberry Man movie (at about 8:30 p.m.) It’s all free, but bring your own lawn chair. For more info, visit www.troyhayner.org.

* Aug. 19-21: Clint Howard is among the special guests for Geek’d Con at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, La. For more info, visit www.geekdcon.com.

* Aug. 20: Mayberry 101 author Neal Brower gives his final “Summer of Opie” lecture about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. The hour-long lecture will feature an all-time classic episode, “Mr. McBeevee.” Admission is included with Andy Griffith Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Aug. 27: Rodney Dillard and The Dillards headline the Bluegrass & Fried Chicken festival at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark. The Saturday portion of the two-day festival is from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. with The Dillards as the festival finale, starting at 8:30 p.m. For tickets and more info about all the pickin’ and chicken, visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

* Aug. 29: An informal observance of the 96th Birth Anniversary of the late Betty Lynn will be held at the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, N.C. Today is also the official publication date of Betty’s posthumous memoir, Becoming Thelma Lou–My Journey to Hollywood, Mayberry, and Beyond. Copies of Betty’s book will be available at the Museum’s gift shop for the first time beginning today. Door prizes and other festivities are planned. More details TBA.

* Sept. 10: Keith Thibodeaux will be on the drum stand for a free concert with his Christian rock band David & the Giants at 7 p.m. at the Grace House of Prayer Field, located at 5132 Six Mile Road in Crystal Springs, Miss. For more info, call Daniel at 601-213-6522.

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Rodney Dillard
Photo by Hobart Jones

Ronnie Schell

* Sept. 19-25: 33rd Annual Mayberry Days® festival in Mount Airy, N.C. Tickets are already available HERE for many portions of the festival, including Thursday’s The Emmett Golf Tournament, which includes Mayberry Days® Dinner & Entertainment starring country music star T. Graham Brown (who also has a full concert on Friday) that may also be purchased separately; “Andy, Don, and Jim: My Memories of Three Mayberry Legends” presented by Ronnie Schell; Doug Dillard Tribute Concert by The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard; and “Tied Up in Knotts–A Book Talk” by Karen Knotts. .

Ruta Lee

Just announced: Hollywood legend Ruta Lee (“that college kid” and Darlene Mason) will be making her Mayberry Days® debut this year! It’s also her first-ever Mayberry event of any kind, so it’ll be the first chance for many fans to meet one of the nicest people in all of show business.

SAVVY SALVE SELLERS–Johnny Paul and Howie.

Other Special Guests connected to “The Andy Griffith Show” include Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins and Helen Scobey), Keith Thibodeaux (Johnny Paul Jason), Dennis Rush (Howie), Bettina Linke (wife of late associate producer/personal manager Richard O. Linke) and Dreama Denver (wife of late actor Bob Denver, the second Dud Wash)..

Daniel Roebuck with Andy

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And another Special Guest making his first appearance at Mayberry Days® is actor Daniel Roebuck (Cliff Lewis on “Matlock”).

“GOT TIME TO BREATHE, GOT TIME FOR MUSIC”–Tim White and Troublesome Hollow

Other ticketed highlights during Mayberry Days® include “Memories of Elvis” by Michael Hoover; “A Tribute to Mayberry” by Tim White and Troublesome Hollow; and Katie Deal: Crazy for Patsy Cline (and a second concert covering legendary Women of Country  Music); concerts by The Embers, Band of Oz, and Legacy Motown; two concerts with Allen Leath’s Mayberry Melodies  (including a Gospel show); three comedy shows by John Floyd (“The Mouth of Mayberry”); Professor Brower’s Lecture (saluting the life and career of Betty Lynn) with Neal Brower (immediately followed by TAGSRWC’s Annual Meeting); gospel music by The Lisembys; multiple screenings of Murder in Coweta County (including Q&A with producer Dick Atkins) and Chris Hudson‘s The Mayberry Effect documentary; and Saturday’s grand finale, “Colonel Tim’s Talent Time.”

This year’s festival will also include a special commemoration: Celebrating the Life of  Betty Lynn, which will be held downtown at the Historic Earle Theatre, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., immediately following the Mayor’s Proclamation at the same location on Fri. Sept. 23.

More stars and more ticketed portions of the weekend are TBA, along with the complete schedule of festival events. As always, the vast majority of Mayberry Days® is free, including Saturday’s parade, the Mayberry Days® Trivia Contest (aka the World Championship of Mayberry Trivia), bunches of other Mayberry-inspired contests, and the Mayor’s Proclamation ceremony. For more info, visit www.mayberrydays.com.

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* Sept. 24: The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard headline the Uncle Pen Fest at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground (south of Indianapolis, between Morgantown and Nashville, Ind.). For more info visit: www.billmonroemusicpark.com. (Note: The group’s performance here is the day after their Friday concert at Mayberry Days®.)

* Sept. 30: Rodney Dillard is joined by a star-studded lineup of fellow music legends for Western Edge: Los Angeles Country-Rock in Concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. The concert starts at  7 p.m. For tickets and more info visit: www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

* Oct. 8: The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard perform at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, Tenn. (just south of Nashville). Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets prices range from $40 to $55. For tickets and more info, visit www.franklintheatre.com.

 

* Oct. 22: Karen Knotts brings her “Tied Up in Knotts!” show to the Brownfield Community Center in Dawson, Penn. Showtime is 8 p.m.

* Oct. 23: Karen Knotts heads a couple of hours down the road and across the state line to the Church-McKee Arts Center in Keyser, W.V., with her “Tied Up in Knotts!” show. Showtime is 3 p.m. For more info, visit the Church-McKee website.

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SCUBA-DOO–Clint Howard has always been ready to cruise!

* Oct. 23-29: Clint Howard is the special guest for Mayberry Cruise 15, which was postponed with a few tweaks from its original dates in 2020 and again in 2021 because of the pandemic.

This cruise aboard Carnival’s Horizon will depart from Miami and travel to the Caribbean with ports of call in Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Cozumel. Rates (including all taxes) start at $625 per person.

For info, contact Sharon Euliss of All About Cruises at PWESJE@aol.com or call her at (336) 538-4926.
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* Oct. 29: Karen Knotts and comedian/actor/Barney tribute artist Rik Roberts present the world premiere of their family-friendly comedy variety show, “Knotts–So Fast,” at the La Rita Performing Arts Center in Dalhart, Tex.  Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.larita.org.

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