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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQs**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED** Due to unfortunate circumstances affecting the artists, the full tour of Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas has been canceled. This includes the APPlause! and Schaefer Center Presents performances scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Schaefer Center for […]

Event Canceled

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED** Due to unfortunate circumstances affecting the artists, the full tour of Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas has been canceled. This includes the APPlause! and Schaefer Center Presents performances scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Below is the personal statement issued […]

Event Canceled

30th Annual Holiday Scholarship Concert

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the 30th Annual Holiday Scholarship Concert! The concert is coordinated by Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities. For 30 years, it has been an annual tradition to usher in the holiday season in the High Country. Visit music.appstate.edu/holiday for more information and a list of concert sponsors.LOCATION: Schaefer […]

Symphony Band

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Wind Ensemble

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Mavis Staples

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam Santos“I’m the messenger,” Mavis Staples said on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That’s my job — it has been for my whole life — and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep […]

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

The hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies.  L.A. Theatre Works — Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom tells the hilariously true behind-the-scenes story of I Love Lucy. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of the show’s creator, Jess Oppenheimer – spins this witty tale […]

KODO Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsKodo One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI Kodo’s school program is a cultural and musical experience, designed to allow students to feel the sound of the Japanese taiko drum with their whole body. The students will get a chance to learn about who Kodo is as traveling […]

KODO Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Kodo One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI KODO, a group of Japanese artists, musicians and performers whose name can be translated as “heartbeat,” uses many musical instruments, but focuses primarily on taiko, traditional Japanese drums. Tzuzumi traces the group’s origins back to the beginning, reflecting on the history and reaffirming what has shaped KODO. This work opens with […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by App State's University Recreation The Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. All screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the auditorium. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by App State's University Recreation The Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. All screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the auditorium. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by App State's University Recreation The Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. All screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the auditorium. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and […]

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer with Rakesh Chaurasia

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photo by Jim McGuireThere’s a bit of the sorcerer in Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Edgar Meyer (double bass), and their special guest Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri – Indian flute).  Most musicians hope at most for proficiency in their chosen form, but these gentlemen move from bluegrass to Western classical to Indian classical to jazz, […]

TheaterWorksUSA’s The Pout-Pout Fish

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsTurn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently […]