Tickets On Sale Now for all Appalachian Summer Festival Events

Boone, NC— As An Appalachian Summer Festival inches closer to celebrating 30 years of bringing the best in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film to the mountains of North Carolina each July, preparations for the 29th season are well underway. The final schedule has been set and tickets for all festival events are on sale now.

The festival also marks the first performances in the newly renovated Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, formerly Farthing Auditorium. The renovations have focused on enhancing the performance experience for the audience, with major improvements in accessibility, acoustics and visibility of the stage.

Tickets:
With ticket prices ranging from $5-$47, 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 a few shows they are interested in at an even more affordable price…making the festival more accessible to a larger market. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Valborg Theatre Box Office at
800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at appsummer.org.

2013 Festival Season
For videos, images and detailed information about each performance, visit www.appsummer.org.

Outdoor Fireworks Concert:
The Band Perry
Saturday, July 6
7:30 p.m., Kidd Brewer Stadium

Schaefer Popular Series:

Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra Thursday, July 18
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts (Grand Opening Event)

Boz Scaggs
Saturday, July 20
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group Saturday, July 27
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin with special guest Suzanne Vega Thursday, August 1
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Classical Music Programming:

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
July 8, 10, 22 & 24
8 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall

EMF Young Artists Orchestra
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Orchestra featuring Julian Rose, winner of the
2012 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for
Young and Emerging Artists
Sunday, July 14
4 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall

Eastern Festival Orchestra
featuring Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, André Watts, piano and Julian Schwarz, cello Sunday, July 21
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists Sunday, July 28
1 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall

Theatre, Ballet and Film Programming:

Triad Stage: Tennessee Playboy
Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13
8 p.m., Valborg Theatre

Carolina Ballet: A Balanchine Celebration featuring Rubies Thursday, July 25
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Independent Films from Around the World Film Series

The Other Son
Sunday, July 7
8 p.m., Valborg Theatre
No
Monday, July 15
8 p.m., Valborg Theatre

11 Flowers
Friday, July 26
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

La Rafle
Monday, July 29
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Family Film Night
E.T.
Friday, July 19
7 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Visual Arts Programming:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Summer Exhibition Celebration Friday, July 5 6-10 p.m., Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk
Saturday, July 27
10 a.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Lunch and Learn Lectures
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31
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: Joseph Bathanti Thursday, July 11 3:30 p.m., Belk Library, Room 114

Eric Carle: The Education of a Good Picture Writer Friday, July 19
4 p.m., Reich College of Education

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, 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, Footsloggers, Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort, Nationwide—Charles Eyler Agency and Boone Ford-Lincoln.

Festival media sponsors include:
WBTV, WCYB, 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 89.9FM, WFDD 88.5FM, WETS 89.5FM and WASU 90.5FM.

May 7, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Information Contact:  Megan Stage, Marketing Manager,
828-262-6084 x105

To download high-resolution images, visit www.appsummer.org/media.

                                  Tickets On Sale Now for all Appalachian Summer Festival Events:
                                  The Band Perry, Idina Menzel, Boz Scaggs, Lyle Lovett and more!

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