Events

  • 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
    10:00am

    Taj Express rhythmically blends explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians performing live on stage. Come experience the magic of Bollywood!

    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
    14
    Thu, November 14, 2019
    10:00am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • 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.

  • Feb
    25
    Tue, February 25, 2020
    8:00pm

    The American bluegrass/folk-rock band Trampled by Turtles brings their celebrated sound to Boone. The Duluth, Minn-based outfit, whose latest album, Life Is Good on the Open Road, credits Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Ralph Stanley as inspirations. Trampled by Turtles has played internationally and at many popular music festivals in the US, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Pickathon, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Floydfest and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

  • Mar
    18
    Wed, March 18, 2020
    10:00am

    Featuring the best in outdoor filmmaking, the Banff Film Festival has become a perennial favorite at Appalachian. The student edition of this remarkable series features selections suited to the interests of middle school students, allowing them to experience visits to exotic locations, the adrenaline rush of extreme sports and a host of unexpected adventures.

    Run time 90 minutes

  • 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.

  • Mar
    27
    Fri, March 27, 2020
    10:00am

    The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents selected work from its Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble Concert (SADE) in Appalachian’s beautiful Valborg Theatre. SADE is an annual production of original dance works created by faculty, students and guest artists, performed entirely by university students. Each of the selected works will be presented in a lecture demonstration format, allowing the audience to hear from the choreographers about their process and inspiration for each piece before watching the performance.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Apr
    2
    Thu, April 2, 2020
    10:00am

    Billy Jonas — performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and educator — has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny around the globe: original songs performed with a generous dose of audience participation. Jonas performs using voice, guitar and industrial re-percussion (homemade creations of buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion).

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • 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.

  • Apr
    9
    Thu, April 9, 2020
    10:00am

    Since premiering its debut educational program in 1997, JazzReach has successfully positioned itself as one of our nation’s leading arts organizations dedicated to jazz. JazzReach has developed a unique and diverse repertoire of substantive, high-quality, live educational programs for young audiences that are especially tailored to elucidate the art form and complement a broad range of students’ everyday classroom curriculum.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

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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