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July 2018

Summer Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 King St.
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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Free

Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center and “engage, discover and connect through the visual arts!” The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and spend time with fellow arts patrons while viewing collections in eight galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists. There are several exciting new exhibitions opening including: + Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand + Sustained Ingrain: Contemporary Woodcuts…

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Kool & the Gang

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Holmes Convocation Center, AppState, River St. @ Blowing Rock Rd.
Boone, 28607 United States
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$40 – $55

Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$20 – $30

With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. A European sensibility mixed with American athleticism forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre.  ASFB’s adventurous repertoire, ranging from accessible to sophisticated, resonates with energy and eclecticism. The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s Return to a Strange Land, a work set to four heart-rending pieces for solo piano written by…

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I’m With Her

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$30 – $40

A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I’m With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. Collectively, the multi-Grammy-Award-winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. But from its very first moments, their full-length debut See You Around reveals the commitment to creating a wholly unified band sound. With each track born from close songwriting collaboration, I’m With Her builds…

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Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein and Special Guest Storm Large

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$30 – $40

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein joins forces with vocalist Storm Large to present an unforgettable evening of music. Accompanied by a 5-piece band with music ranging from the Great American Songbook to the music of the James Bond and Mad Men era, Michael and Storm will delight you with their brilliant singing and amusing anecdotes. Shaken & Stirred will pay tribute to a wide range of artists such as Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Bill Haley, Nat King Cole, James Taylor, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Donny Hathaway and many…

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Eastern Festival Orchestra Featuring Misha Dichter

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$20 – $30

Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of memorable symphonic music featuring internationally renowned pianist Misha Dichter, and Eva Wetzel, first-prize winner of the 2017 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists. The program includes works by Bernstein, Griffes, Gershwin and Ravel. Gerard Schwarz, conductor Misha Dichter, piano Eva Wetzel, violin

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The Hot Sardines

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$20 – $30

“One of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they transport the audience to New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls. Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sound new again with their brassy arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and smoky vocals. In the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at…

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Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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Free

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national, juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University. To celebrate the 32nd anniversary of this important program, join competition jurors Daniel T. Beck and Ian Henderson, both from the Penland School of Crafts, on an educational outdoor tour of the selected pieces from this year’s competition. The tour concludes at the Schaefer Center with an awards reception. Two additional…

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BODYTRAFFIC

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$20 – $30

Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation,Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. With their versatile repertoire BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among others. “BODYTRAFFIC suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge.” - The Boston Globe, Karen Campbell

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August 2018

An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$40 – $55

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage to perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway tunes. Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. In 2016, Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her first album of American Songbook classics, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited…

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