Appalachian Summer Festival announces 2014 lineup

Press Release

Appalachian State University

An Appalachian Summer Festival is celebrating 30 years of bringing the best in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film to the mountains of North Carolina this July.  The final schedule has been set and tickets for all festival events are on sale now.  With a full line-up of world-renowned performers and lots of great outreach and educational events, An Appalachian Summer Festival is going to have an exciting 30th anniversary season in the High Country.

Tickets:

With ticket prices ranging from $5-$55, and by hosting several free events, the festival offers a unique opportunity for locals and visitors alike to create the arts experience that fits their artistic taste and budget.  The very popular “Pick 5” ticket discount offers a break on the price for various festival events when the tickets are purchased in multiples of five. This gives patrons the opportunity to see shows they are interested in at an even more affordable price, making the festival more accessible to a larger market. The “Pick 5” discount cannot be applied to online orders. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center box office at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at appsummer.org.

 

2014 Festival Season

For videos, images and detailed information about each performance, visit www.appsummer.org.

 

Outdoor Fireworks Concert:

Little Big Town

Saturday, June 28

7:30 p.m., Kidd Brewer Stadium

 

Schaefer Popular Series:

 Michael McDonald

Saturday, July 5

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Matthew Morrison with the Greensboro Symphony

Saturday, July 12

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Nickel Creek

Monday, July 14

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Sheryl Crow

Thursday, July 24

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Classical Music Programming:

 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

June 29; July 1, 20 & 22

8 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall

 

Eastern Festival Orchestra with Sir James Galway, flute

featuring Shane Rathburn, winner of the 2013 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists

Sunday, July 6

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Hayes School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert

Wednesday, July 9

8 p.m. Rosen Concert Hall

 

Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists

Sunday, July 13

1 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

National Youth Orchestra

Saturday, July 26

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Theatre, Dance and Film Programming:

 Pilobolus

Thursday, July 3

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Triad Stage: All’s Well That Ends Well

Thursday, July 10

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Saturday, July 19

8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Global Cinema Film Series:

The Rocket

Monday, June 30

7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

The Lunch Box

Monday, July 7

7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Like Father, Like Son

Tuesday, July 15

7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Jappeloup

Monday, July 21

7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Family Film Night

The Jungle Book (1967)

Friday, July 25

7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Visual Arts Programming:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Summer Exhibition Opening

Friday, July 11

6-10 p.m., Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

 

28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Saturday, July 26

10 a.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

 

Lunch and Learn Lectures

Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16 and 23

Noon, Turchin Center Lecture Hall

 

Workshops for kids, older teens and adults

Throughout the month of July

Schedule can be found www.tcva.org/workshops.

 

Lectures and Special Events:

 Belk Distinguished Lecture: Frances Mayes

Thursday, July 24

3:30 p.m., Parkway Ballroom – Plemmons Student Union

 

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. 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:

Westglow Resort and Spa, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, Goodnight Brothers, McDonald’s of Boone, Northern Trust, Mast General Store, SkyBest Communications, Hotel Equities, Storie Street Grille, Boone Area Visitor’s Bureau, Scholars Bookshop at the University Bookstore, Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort, Nationwide—Charles Eyler Agency, Holiday Inn Express-Boone and Boone Ford-Lincoln.

 

Festival media sponsors include:

WBTV, WCYB, Charter Media, Our State Magazine, Winston-Salem Journal, wnc magazine, High Country Radio, WTVI-PBS Charlotte, 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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