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.

An Appalachian Summer Festival
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Tickets for An Appalachian Summer Festival's 2017 season are now on sale. Visit appsummer.org for more information.

2017 Season Highlights

  • YESTIVAL: YES with special guests Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
  • Chris Botti
  • MOMIX: "Opus Cactus"
  • Charlotte Ballet
  • Weicholz Global Film Series
  • Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
  • Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori

...and much more!

  • MOMIX: Opus Cactus
    Jul
    21
    Fri, July 21, 2017
    8:00pm

    Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. After a ten-year rest period, “Opus Cactus” is back again with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises!

  • Rosen Sculpture Walk with Juror and Reception
    Jul
    22
    Sat, July 22, 2017
    10:00am

    A highlight of every summer festival season, the annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition sculpture walk offers participants a fascinating journey into the world of contemporary sculpture, through the eyes of the juror. Learn more about each sculpture and hear the announcement of the competition’s top awards.

  • Chris Botti
    Jul
    22
    Sat, July 22, 2017
    8:00pm

    For over two decades, multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist.

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Secrets of War (2014)
    Jul
    25
    Tue, July 25, 2017
    1:00pm

    Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them - putting them both in danger and forcing the boys to keep secrets which threaten to tear their friendship apart.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Glory (2016)
    Jul
    26
    Wed, July 26, 2017
    7:00pm

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
    Jul
    27
    Thu, July 27, 2017
    8:00pm

    Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches.

  • Charlotte Ballet
    Jul
    29
    Sat, July 29, 2017
    8:00pm

    Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this exciting performance will leave audiences feeling uplifted, energized and in awe.

  • Rosen-Schaffel Competition
    Jul
    30
    Sun, July 30, 2017
    1:00pm

    The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the seventh season of the highly acclaimed Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young & Emerging Artists. During the spring of 2017, contestants submitted recordings of their work and a panel of judges selected eight finalists to compete in a public performance.

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.

Learn more

  • 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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