Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery.

  • Oct
    23
    Wed, October 23, 2019
    10:00am

    Led by Professor Julie Shepherd-Powell, the Kraut Creek Ramblers are a mix of faculty, staff and students from Appalachian State University who play traditional Appalachian mountain music, ranging from hard-driving fiddle tunes to early country classics.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Nov
    8
    Fri, November 8, 2019
    7:00pm

    Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.

  • Nov
    17
    Sun, November 17, 2019
    7:00pm

    More than 20 years ago, the gregarious Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show began busking on street corners in New York and Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy. They eventually found themselves in Boone, NC, where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. The rest is history. The Americana outfit returns to the town that helped launched their career with a rousing concert full of country-bluegrass-punk rock spirit.

  • Feb
    1
    Sat, February 1, 2020
    7:00pm

    Singer/composer/actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

  • Feb
    5
    Wed, February 5, 2020
    7:00pm

    A.I.M is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.

  • Feb
    22
    Sat, February 22, 2020
    7:00pm

    It’s everything you expect, but like nothing you’d imagine. A fusion of Ireland’s vibrant and longstanding dance form and elements of American innovation, Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) dazzles audiences with its hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace.

  • Mar
    24

    Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director

    Tue, March 24, 2020
    7:00pm

    “Seven” is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.

  • Apr
    4
    Sat, April 4, 2020
    7:00pm

    Rosanne Cash comes to Boone on tour with She Remembers Everything, a poetic, lush and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and intricate world. She Remembers Everything follows Rosanne’s triple-Grammy winning 2014 album, The River & the Thread, and marks a return to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her Southern roots and family heritage.

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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  • 800-841-2787

    Order tickets by telephone by calling toll-free 800-841-2787 or call locally 828-262-4046. Tickets ordered by telephone can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.

    Box office hours are...

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

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    The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. (Location and directions)

    Box office hours are...

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

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