For over 30 years, An Appalachian Summer Festival, which takes place in Boone each summer, has provided a plethora of arts and entertainment to the masses. From small chamber music concerts, to live stage plays to the annual Fireworks Concert, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
This year’s Outdoor Fireworks Concert will feature country superstar Kacey Musgraves at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The concert will take place on June 27 at 7:30 pm, followed by a grand fireworks display.
The Turchin Center Summer Exhibition Opening is July 3, from 6 - 10 pm featuring STREAM: Razi Projects, the Collaborations of Suzi Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes
On July 11, Brian Stokes MItchell with the Winston-Salem symphony will perform at the Schaefer Center at 8 pm.
The David Grisman Sextet featuring special guests Bryan Sutton Band will be at the Schaefer Center on July 17 at 8 pm.
On July 18, The Beach Boys will be performing at the Holmes Convocation Center at part of the Schaefer Popular Series at 8 pm.
Also from the Schaefer Popular Series is "Twenty Feet from Stardom"'s Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton at the Schaefer Center at 8 pm.
On July 31, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will be at the Schaefer Center at 8 pm as another Schaefer Popular Series.


An Appalachian Summer


Phone: 800-841-2728
Address: 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

A Diverse and Unique Mixture of Music, Dance, Theatre, Visuals Arts and Film to the High Country!

This year, An Appalachian Summer Festival will celebrate 31 years of providing one of the best arts and entertainment festivals in the High Country. What started over three decades ago as a small chamber music festival in July has grown into a multidisciplinary festival that offers diverse presentations like concerts, sculpture walk, live stage plays, orchestra performances and so much more.

The lineup for the 2015 An Appalachian Summer Festival is as follows: June 27 Outdoor fireworks concert with Kacey Musgraves | July 3 Turchin Center summer Exhibition Opening | July 10 Parsons Dance | July 11 Brian Stokes MItchell with the Winston-Salem Symphony | July 12 Eastern Festival Orcestra with Music Director Gerard Schwarz | July 13 Appalachian Energy Summit Keynote Address with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | July 17 The David Grisman Sextet | July 18 The Beach Boys | July 19 Rosen-Schaffer Competition for Young and Emerging Artists | July 23 Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton | July 24 & 25 In/Visible Theatre Presents "Without Words" | July 25 The 29th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk | July 31 Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

There are also multiple recurring events:
∙Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: July 7, 9, 21 & 30
∙Global Films Series: July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
∙Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: July 8, 15, 22 & 29

All of these events are subject to change.

Tickets for all events go on sale Monday, April 28 at 9am. Tickets can be purchased at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office located at 733 Rivers Street at Appalachian State University or by calling the box office at 800-841-2728.

For more information, visit the website at

"We strive every year to make the festival even better."