April 12, 2013. Just a few days after The Band Perry’s rocking performance at the Academy of Country Music Awards, An Appalachian Summer Festival announces that tickets for their July 6 concert at Appalachian State University went on sale Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 1-800-841-ARTS, 828-262-4046 or online at http://appsummer.org. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Valborg Theatre box office located at 480 Howard Street, Boone, NC 28608.
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric, the Outdoor Fireworks Concert will be held at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Appalachian State’s campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Opening for The Band Perry will be The Chris Lane Band. Tickets for this concert are $37 for general admission, $32 for Blue Ridge Electric members and $5 for kids 6 and under. Goodnight Brothers is a supporting sponsor for this event. More information will be made available on the festival’s website, www.appsummer.org.
Tickets for all other festival events are scheduled to go on sale on May 1, 2013. With the new seating structure in the renovated Schaefer Center for the P
- Independent Films from Around the World: Film Series- July 7, 17, 26 & 29
- Broyhill Chamber Ensemble- July 8, 10, 22 & 24
- Triad Stage: Tennessee Playboy- July 12 & 13
- Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra- July 18
- Boz Scaggs- July 20
- Eastern Festival Orchestra with André Watts- July 21
- Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Balanchine featuring Rubies– July 25
- An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his acoustic group- July 27
Additional Festival Events
The festival is packing up the bus for two pre-festival trips off of the mountain. One group is once again headed down to Greensboro for Triad Stage’s performance of Tennessee Playboy on Sunday, May 5. The bus departs from Boone at 11a.m. and the reservation deadline is April 19. Details about this trip can be found here http://appsummer.org/schedule/
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 and adult workshops, visit http://tcva.org/workshops.
Tickets to all An Appalachian Summer Festival performances go on sale Wednesday, May 1 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 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. 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 of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. 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.
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. For a list of the festival’s sponsors or to find out how to become a sponsor, visit http://appsummer.org/