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.

  • Hayes School of Music: Appalachian Wind Ensemble
    Nov
    20
    Mon, November 20, 2017
    8:00pm

    The Appalachian Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Stanley Ross, represents the finest instrumentalists within the Hayes School of Music. Admission is Free.

  • Appalachian State Video Game Ensemble
    Nov
    28
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    8:00pm

    This event is a performance of the Appalachian State Video Game Ensemble, a student-run musical ensemble whose repetoire consists of music from popular video games. The program will include music from games such as, Final Fantasy VI, God of War, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Kingdom Hearts. Free Admission.

  • Hayes School of Music: Holiday Scholarship Concert
    Dec
    1
    Fri, December 1, 2017
    7:30pm

    The Hayes School of Music celebrates its 25th anniversary of the Holiday Scholarship Concert. During the past 25 years, the performance has opened the holidays with a festive, family friendly concert featuring ensembles and orchestras from the music school. Performing this year are the Steely Pan Steel Band, Brass Choir, Sax Quartet, University Singers, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Choir, Chamber Singers, Treble Choir, Guitar Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble.

  • Studio K: The Nutcracker Ballet
    Dec
    9
    Sat, December 9, 2017
    2:00pm

    Local youth ballet company, Studio K, transforms the Schaefer Center stage into a magical world where the beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, comes alive.

  • Studio K: The Nutcracker Ballet
    Dec
    9
    Sat, December 9, 2017
    7:00pm

    Local youth ballet company, Studio K, transforms the Schaefer Center stage into a magical world where the beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, comes alive.

  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
    Feb
    9
    Fri, February 9, 2018
    7:00pm

    This company of professional male dancers presents a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesty, performing the full range of ballet and modern dance repertoire.

  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    10:00am

    A superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler and step-dancer, Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling career on electrifying live performances. While husband, Donnell Leahy is no stranger to the stage; his lifelong devotion to playing and performing has cemented his reputation as a peerless instrumentalist able to synthesize traditional influences with more contemporary Celtic sensibilities.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    7:00pm

    Fierce fiddling duo command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary.

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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  • ASU alum Mike Alvarado returns to Boone as part of Us the Duo
    Mon, November 20, 2017

    Us the Duo is a musical group made up of the talented husband and wife team of Michael and Carissa Alvarado. The pair met in Los Angeles at a video shoot, fell in love almost immediately, yet did not realize they were vocally and musically compatible until sometime later.

  • Music from the heart: Us The Duo
    Mon, November 20, 2017

    Break out the holiday music and crank up the volume, music lovers, because Us The Duo is coming to Boone.

    Us The Duo is a soulful pop duo consisting of husband and wife Michael and Carissa Alvarado. Us The Duo exploded onto the social media scene in 2014 with their #6SecondCovers on Vine.

  • Acappellageddon celebrates 10 years
    Tue, November 14, 2017

    The Schaefer Center was completely filled on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 as eight a cappella groups competed head-to-head to win the opportunity to open for Us the Duo next Friday. Acappellageddon, the fall a cappella competition, celebrated its 10th year of existence this year by adding the extra requirement that each team must perform a hit from 2007.

  • Legendary bluesmen Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' to perform in Boone
    Thu, October 5, 2017

    The announcement of the musical collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ was the biggest news in the blues world in 2017. The end result of the duo working together was the new acclaimed album “TajMo.”

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    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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