Events

  • 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
    19
    Thu, March 19, 2020
    7:30pm

    Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

  • Mar
    20
    Fri, March 20, 2020
    7:30pm

    SOLD OUT

    Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

  • Mar
    21
    Sat, March 21, 2020
    7:30pm

    SOLD OUT

    Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

  • 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
    25

    Inaugural Mountain Studies Lecture Series

    Wed, March 25, 2020
    6:00pm

    As part of a robust effort to improve our understanding and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, from April to June 2019, National Geographic and Tribhuvan University conducted the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mount Everest in history. Featuring speakers and expedition members from National Geographic & Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest: Dr. Baker Perry, Aurora Elmore and Alex Tait.

  • 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

  • Mar
    31
    Tue, March 31, 2020
    8:00pm

    Congratulations to Hayes School of Music Alum Jonathan Scales! Come hear him and his Fourchestra perform with the Steely Pan Steel Band in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

  • 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
    3
    Fri, April 3, 2020
    10:00am

    Mr. Jose Minaya—CEO of Nuveen, a TIAA company—oversees all operating and investment activities for more than $970 billion in assets spanning the globe and covering equities, fixed income, real estate, private markets, natural resources, other alternatives and responsible investments. Mr. Minaya also chairs the Nuveen global investment committee and is a member of the firm’s executive committee.

  • 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

  • Jun
    28
    Sun, June 28, 2020
    8:00pm

    Four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell is at the top of his game. Widely acclaimed as one of our best songwriters and possessing a devoted audience that has pushed his last two albums to the tops of the charts, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are celebrating the release of the band’s newest album, “Reunions.”

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