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Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience: Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

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

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsphoto credit: Jake SpringfieldTwo-time Grammy Award-winning Black American roots music group Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience bring us Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco. Learn about the history of this fascinating and entertaining American roots music and hear “Gonna Take You There,” the […]

Urban Bush Women – 40th Anniversary: Legacy + Lineage + Liberation

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

Urban Bush Women's "Women's Resistance," photo by Hayim HeronUrban Bush Women40th Anniversary: Legacy + Lineage + Liberation In honor of Urban Bush Women’s 40th Anniversary, Legacy + Lineage + Liberation celebrates the power of Women(+) in an evening of new and classic works that transcend genres and amplify the voices of Women(+) of color. This dynamic program features iconic works […]

Western Piedmont Symphony: Carmina Burana-copy2

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

photo by Tom Devlin Photography One of classical music’s most spellbinding and immersive experiences, Carmina Burana is an epic, captivating choral masterpiece. A massive orchestra and huge chorus join forces for Carl Orff’s infamous ode to love, drink, and living life to the fullest. Brahms’ "Academic Festival Overture" opens the concert. FEATURING Western Piedmont Symphony Matthew […]

Western Piedmont Symphony: Carmina Burana2222

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

photo by Tom Devlin PhotographyOne of classical music’s most spellbinding and immersive experiences, Carmina Burana is an epic, captivating choral masterpiece. A massive orchestra and huge chorus join forces for Carl Orff’s infamous ode to love, drink, and living life to the fullest. Brahms’ "Academic Festival Overture" opens the concert.FEATURINGWestern Piedmont SymphonyMatthew Troy, Music Director The […]

Appalachian Symphony Band and Appalachian Wind Ensemble

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

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

31st Annual Holiday Scholarship Concert

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

For 31 years, the Holiday Scholarship Concert has been an annual tradition to usher in the holiday season in the High Country! This year we welcome Dr. Dakota Corbliss as the Holiday Scholarship Concert Artistic Director, succeeding Dr. Stephen Hopkins in this important role. Dr. Corbliss is the Assistant Professor of Horn and directs the Master of Music […]

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble I (Duke Ellington Nutcracker)

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

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

Steely Pan Steel Band

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

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

Indigenous Enterprise

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

Indigenous Enterprise is a Native American intertribal dance troupe founded in 2015 with a mission to share the culture of Indigenous people and increase the understanding of Native identity through film, fashion, & dance. Showcasing traditional dance with dazzling regalia and a contemporary flair, the group presents a range of powwow styles, from fancy dance […]

Indigenous Enterprise – APPlause! – SOLD OUT

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

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsSOLD OUT Tickets still remain for the public evening performance. Indigenous Enterprise is a Native American intertribal dance troupe founded in 2015 with a mission to share the culture of Indigenous people and increase the understanding of Native identity through film, fashion, & dance. Showcasing traditional […]

Climate Change on Canada’s Highest Peak with Alison Criscitiello

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

photo: Leo Hoorn/National GeographicThis event is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Sustainability, Honors College, Department of Geography & Planning, and Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER DR. ALISON CRISCITIELLO What can glacier ice tell us about our past, present, and future? That’s what […]

Jazz Ensemble I

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

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

Band Spectacular (Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble)

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

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

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

The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are on an exciting tour of Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia! Please join us for an unforgettable night of great American music and honoring our veterans. This special event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.   LOCATION: Schaefer Center […]

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and Asheville Youth Symphony

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

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

Coco Live-to-Film Concert

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

Disney and Pixar’s Coco Live-to-Film Concert on Tour features a screening of the complete film with Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México. In addition to the original score by Giacchino, Coco also features the Oscar-winning song “Remember Me” by Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional […]

Sonia De Los Santos – Limited space available

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

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsPhoto by Krysta BrayerLIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE Sonia de los Santos delighted audiences with her En Casa Con Sonia performances featured on our virtual series in 2021. She is back with her full band in person to delight once more! Sonia De Los Santos was born with […]

Appalachian Celebration: Jack Wilkins’ Blue and Green Project

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

Presented by the Adrienne Finkel Jazz Residency FREE ADMISSION Hayes School of Music Alumnus Jack Wilkins will present an evening of original music inspired by Appalachian Mountain arts and culture, performing with an all-star group of musicians including prominent App State alumni and current students. See the concert program here! Jazz saxophonist and composer Jack […]

An Evening with Author John Elder Robison

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

ABOUT THE BOOK Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind. In his […]

Exploration at the Extremes: National Geographic Society CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler

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

photo by Mark Thiessen, National GeographicIn "Exploration at the Extremes," National Geographic Society CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler and Appalachian State University professor Dr. Baker Perry spotlight immersive expeditions and one-of-a-kind storytelling from the roof of the world to the depths of the ocean. This free and open-to-the-public event will serve as the keynote for the […]