Bill Cosby, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revisted at An App Summer Festival

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Bill Cosby

April 3, 2012. BOONE — Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, announces the 28th season to take place June 30- July 28, 2012. The 2012 schedule presents a diverse and unique mixture of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film events and attracts over 27,000 visitors to the High Country each summer. Tickets for festival events range in price and go on sale online and at theFarthing Auditorium box office on Wednesday, April 11. For more information, visit www.appsummer.org or call the box office at 1-800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.
 
An Appalachian Summer Festival 2012 Schedule
For more information about the festival, visit www.appsummer.org.
 

June 30                      An Evening with Bill Cosby; Farthing Auditorium, 4pm & 8pm

July 1                         Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition; Rosen Concert Hall, 1-5pm

July 2                         Film: The Hedgehog; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 5                         Broyhill Chamber Ensemble; Rosen Concert Hall, 8pm

July 6                         Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Summer Exhibition Celebration; TCVA, 7-9pm

July 7                         Outdoor Concert: Creedence Clearwater Revisited with special guest Lee Brice;    

                                   Kidd Brewer Stadium, 7:30pm

July 8                          Hayes School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert; Rosen Concert Hall, 8pm

July 10                        Film: Women on the 6th Floor; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 11                        Lunch & Learn; Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Noon

July 12                        Belk Distinguished Lecture with Clyde Edgerton; Plemmons Student Union, 3:30pm

                             Broyhill Chamber Ensemble; Rosen Concert Hall, 8pm

July 13                        Carolina Ballet; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 14                        Turchin Center Family Day; TCVA, 11am-2pm

                                    Solas; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 15                        Eastern Festival Orchestra with Alexander Toradze, piano; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 16                        Film: My Afternoons with Margueritte; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 18                        Lunch & Learn; Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Noon

July 19                        Department of Theatre & Dance: Shipwrecked;Valborg Theatre, 8pm

July 20                        Linda Eder: Songbirds- A Tribute to the Ladies; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 21                        The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull & Highway 111; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 22                 Eastern Festival Orchestra: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and

            The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Farthing Auditorium, 4pm

July 23                        Film: The Well Digger’s Daughter; Farthing Auditorium, 8pm

July 25                        Lunch & Learn; Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Noon

           Chicago and The Doobie Brothers; Holmes Convocation Center, 7:30pm

July 26                        Broyhill Chamber Ensemble; Rosen Concert Hall, 8pm

July 27                        Department of Theatre & Dance: Fellow Traveler; Valborg Theatre, 8pm

July 28                        26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk; Farthing Auditorium, 10am

                                   Family Classic Movie Night: Swiss Family Robinson; Farthing Auditorium, 7pm

 
Additional Festival Events
The festival is packing up the bus once again and headed down to Greensboro for a pre-festival event featuring Triad Stage’s performance of The Illusion on Sunday, June 24. The bus departs from Boone at 11am. For more information on The Illusion, visit http://triadstage.org/mainstage/illusion/index.php.
 
Visual Arts Workshops
Throughout the month of the July, An Appalachian Summer Festival in partnership with the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts offer various workshops for children, older teens and adults. For a list of upcoming children’s workshops, visit  http://tcva.org/calendar/mega/704. More information on adult workshops to come.
 
 
Tickets
Tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival performances go on sale Wednesday, April 11 at 9 a.m. EST. Prices range from $5 – $50 depending on the event.  Most visual arts and educational events are free of charge.  The festival’s popular “Pick 5” pass discounts tickets purchased in multiples of five and the Film Pass offers a 10% discount when a ticket to all films are purchased. No discounts are available online. For discounted tickets, please call or visit the box office. No refunds. For tickets and information, call 800-841-ARTS(2787) or 828-262-4046 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit www.appsummer.org.
 
About An Appalachian Summer Festival
An Appalachian Summer Festival is presented annually in July by the university’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. Begun as a small chamber music series founded by festival patrons Arnold and Muriel Rosen, the festival is now one of the nation’s most highly regarded, multi-disciplinary art festivals.  While many of its artists are world-renowned, this distinctive arts celebration also prides itself on presenting new works from emerging artists whose names may not be instantly recognizable, but who many festival fans claim have created some of their most memorable moments.True to a university-based arts festival, educational opportunities, including lectures and chances to meet artists, artistic directors, competition jurors and other experts, have always been an important component of festival programming.
 
Sponsors
An Appalachian Summer Festival’s success is due in large part to generous support from loyal private donors, as well as a dedicated group of corporate and media sponsors, many of whom have supported the festival for more than a decade. 
 
Confirmed festival corporate sponsors to date include:
Westglow Resort and Spa, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, Scholars Bookshop at the University Bookstore, McDonald’s of Boone, Northern Trust, Mast General Store, La Quinta Inn & Suites of Boone, Storie Street Grille, Boone Area Visitor’s Bureau, Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort, Well Spring, Mountain Lumber, Mast Farm Inn.
 
Festival media sponsors include:
WBTV, WCYB, Charter Media, the Winston-Salem Journal, wnc magazine, Oldies 100.7FM, Mix102.3FM, WHKY AM 1290 Talk Radio and WHKY-TVDT, Mountain Television Network, WDAV 89.9FM, WFDD 88.5FM, WETS 89.5FM and WASU 90.5FM.

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