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Breaking Up Christmas Dance 2019 featuring The New Smokey Valley Boys

Surry Arts Council

Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

Breaking Up Christmas Dance 2019 featuring The New...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Event ticket or 2019 Annual Pass required for admission.
Jan 5, 2019 $7.00 $1.96
Balcony Jan 5, 2019 $7.00 $1.96
* Prices include Sales Tax

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Event Details

The New Smokey Valley Boys are a group of young men who have come together to honor one of old time music’s greatest string bands. The original group based out of Surry County, NC, was led by the late Benton Flippen and Paul Sutphin from the 1970s all the way through to Flippen’s death in 2011. Though various members came and went, the group was known for its hard driving square dance style, and received numerous awards over the decades. Along the way Benton invited younger folks to be a part of his group, including members of the New Smokey Valley Boys. Andy Edmonds was a member of Benton’s group for 12 years and learned to fiddle directly under the guidance of Flippen. Kevin Fore also played with Benton for numerous years and provided a solid Round Peak banjo sound for the band. Wes Clifton comes from a long line of musicians, including his legendary grandfather Verlen Clifton. Wes played in the Smokey Valley Boys the last few years of Benton’s life. Todd Hiatt also comes from a very musical family, and adds mandolin to the band in true Surry County fashion. Though these guys have played together for years in various combinations, this group is dedicated to reviving a particular sound that once dominated the old time scene.Join us at the Historic Earle Theatre, where the walls are lined with pictures of famous musicians, and enjoy some mountain music and dancing! 2018 Annual Pass is eligible for this event!


Handicap Accessible?

The orchestra section of the venue is handicap accessible. Please call 336.786.7998 for special seating requests. For mobility issues, drop-off is available in front of the venue. 

What is the refund policy?

Tickets cannot be changed and are non-refundable.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my child?

Children of all ages are required to have a ticket at all Surry Arts Council events, unless otherwise specified. 

What are my parking options for the event?

Municipal parking (located at 127 Franklin St, Mt. Airy, NC 27030) offers free, all day parking and bus accommodations. Free on-street parking is available within walking distance of the venue. 

What time does the Box Office open?

Box Office opens one hour prior to event start, doors open 30 minutes prior to event start.

Is food/drinks available?

Yes. Popcorn, pre-packaged candies, and fountain drinks are available for purchase.


ADA compliant restroom facilities are available adjacent to the venue. 

Are Pets Allowed?

Only certified service animals are permitted. Each service animal must remain with its owner and be restrained at all times.

How can I contact the organizer with any further questions?

You can email the organizer at

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Have questions about Breaking Up Christmas Dance 2019 featuring The New Smokey Valley Boys? Contact Surry Arts Council

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    Historic Earle Theatre
    142 North Main Street
    Mount Airy, NC 27030

    Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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    Surry Arts Council

    Surry Arts Council, 218 Rockford Street, PO Box 141, Mount Airy, NC  27030.  

    Phone: 336.786.7998


    Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford Street, PO Box 141, Mount Airy NC  27030 

    The Historic Earle Theatre, 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC  27030

    Blackmon Amphitheatre, 231 Spring Street, Mount Airy, NC  27030

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