by Madison V. Fisler
April 9, 2014. After 30 years of quality entertainment, An Appalachian Summer Festival will celebrate its diamond anniversary this year with an awesome lineup of concerts, shows, showcases and exhibitions to delight visitors and residents of the High Country once again.
“Thirty years ago this started as a small chamber music festival that took place throughout the month of July, and it has just grown immensely into this multidisciplinary arts festival over the past 30 years,” said Megan Stage, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for the festival.
“It is pretty impressive for any kind of arts festival to last 30 years, but for this festival that has so much diversity and is an entire month long to last this long, that is extremely rare and so special.”
Three decades after its inception, An Appalachian Summer Festival has still got it, this year featuring exciting headlining acts like Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, the annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk and much, much more.
“We strive every year to make the festival even better, we always want to outdo the year before,” Stage said.
“This year, we tried to do a great mix of honoring our past, doing things that honor what we have brought throughout the years. The Broyhill Chamber Orchestra is what this festival was founded on, and we have some staples that we continue to do every year. But at the same time, we continue to book artists that run with the excitement of this milestone year. This is a dynamic lineup for sure.”
As of press time, the lineup for An Appalachian Summer Festival is as follows:
- June 28 – Outdoor fireworks concert with Little Big Town at Kidd Brewer Stadium
- July 3 – Pilobolus
- July 6 – Eastern Festival Orchestra with Sir James Galway
- July 9 – Hayes School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert
- July 10 – Triad Stage: All’s Well that Ends Well
- July 11 – Summer Exhibition Celebration
- July 12 – Matthew Morrison and the Greensboro Symphony
- July 13 – Rosen-Schaffel Competition
- July 14 – Nickel Creek
- July 19 – Dance Theatre of Harlem
- July 24 – Sheryl Crow
- July 26 – National Youth Orchestra
- July 26 – 28th annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk
Also check out these recurring events:
- Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: June 29, July 1, 20 & 22
- Global Film Series: June 30, July 7, 14 & 21
- Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: July 2, 9, 16 & 23
- Kids Classic Film Night – July 25
All of these events are subject to change.
Tickets for all of these events will go on sale on Monday, April 28 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purcased at the Schaefer Center box office located at 733 Rivers Street in Boone or by calling the box office at 800-841-2787. Tickets may also be purchased online here.
For more information about An Appalachian Summer Festival, click here.