Location & Directions

North Carolina Symphony

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is located at 733 Rivers Street on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

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Parking for most Schaefer Center events is plentiful.

After 5pm on weekdays, and at all times on weekends, Schaefer Center patrons may use any available parking lot on campus.

  • The Peacock and Edwin Duncan parking lots are right across Rivers Street (access at the traffic light directly in front of the Schaefer Center).
  • The Blue Ridge Parking Deck is behind the Center (access from Stadium Drive).
  • Covered parking is available at both the Rivers Street Parking Deck and the College Street Parking Deck.

During normal business hours, 7am-5pm on weekdays, visitors to the Appalachian campus are required to park in the Rivers Street Parking Deck. A modest per-hour fee is charged.

Contact the Parking Office at (828) 262-2878 or visit https://parking.appstate.edu for more information.