July 5, 2013. An Appalachian Summer Festival will kick off its 29th season with an Outdoor Fireworks Concert featuring The Band Perry on July 6 at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.
The superstar sibling trio has taken their career to new heights since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010. They have acquired a string of hit singles, including the quadruple platinum If I Die Young, which climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country and AC charts, the platinum You Lie and the Country No. 1 All Your Life.
As the Perry’s take off running with their second album, Pioneer, which has already earned a No. 1 with the lead single Better Dig Two, they put a spin on their traditional side. The songs on this new album are made specifically for arena shows. Band member Neil Perry adds, “Playing the new songs has given our live shows a burst of energy and the crowd feels it, too.”
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The tickets for this event are $37 for adults and $5 for children 6 and under. Blue Ridge Electric Members receive tickets at a discounted price of $32. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Valborg Theater Box Office at 800-841-2787 or 828 262 4046. Tickets can also be purchased online here.
The gates of Kidd Brewer Stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and picnics are permitted into the stadium. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Tailgating in the following parking lots is permitted starting at 4 p.m.
- Edwin Duncan
- Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
- Rosen Concert Hall
Parking in the stadium lot is by festival parking permit only. Opening for The Band Perry will be The Chris Lane Band and fireworks will follow at the end of the concert.
The festival has a spectacular lineup of some of the nation’s greatest performers between July 5 and Aug 1, including Turchin Center Summer Exhibition Celebration (July 5), Independent Films from Around the World Film Series (July 7,15,26 &29), Broyhill Chamber Ensemble (July 8,10, 22 & 24), Triad Stage Tennessee Playboy (July 12 and 13), EMF Young Artists Orchestra (July 14), Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra (July 18), Boz Scaggs (July 20), Eastern Festival Orchestra Featuring Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, Andre Watts, piano and Julian Schwarz, Cello (July 21), Carolina Ballet:A Balanchine Celebration Featuring Rubies (July 25), 27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk (July 27), An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group (July 27), An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin with special guest Suzanne Vega (Aug 1). Other special events offered by the festival: lunch and learn lectures, workshops for kids, older teens and adults.
An Appalachian Summer Festival is presented annually in July by the university’s Office of the Arts and Cultural Programs. Beginning 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. The festival has been named on one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. 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.
Festival corporate sponsors include:
- Westglow Resort and Spa
- Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation
- Scholars Bookshop at the University Bookstore
- Goodnight Brothers
- McDonald’s of Boone
- Northern Trust
- Mast General Store
- Sky Best
- Appalachian Hospitality Management
- Storie Street Grille
- Boone Area Visitor’s Bureau
- Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants
- Chetola Resort
- Nationwide- Charles Eyler Agency
- Boone Ford-Lincoln
- Mountain Lumber
- Carroll Leather, Inc
Festival Media Sponsors Include:
- Charter Media
- Our State Magazine
- Winston-Salem Journal
- WNC Magazine
- High Country Radio
- WHKY AM 1290 Talk Radio and WHKY-TVDT
- Mountain Television Network
- WDAV 89.9 FM
- WFDD 88.5 FM
- WETS 89.5 FM
- WASU 90.5 FM