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Snarky Puppy at The Schaefer Center

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

Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 20 members in regular rotation. At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada and the United Kingdom all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

$43

Indigo Girls at The Schaefer Center

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

Released in 1989, Indigo Girls’ eponymous major label debut sold over two million copies under the power of singles “Closer to Fine” and “Kid Fears” and turned Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history.

$48

Sing & Swing at The Schaefer Center

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

For over three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture and arts education globally. The Jazz at Lincoln Center PRESENTS touring initiative provides an affordable opportunity to present great jazz programming, featuring up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

$28

Ashley McBryde at The Schaefer Center

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

GRAMMY Award winner Ashley McBryde has made a name for herself with her standout, critically acclaimed albums, all of which found the Arkansas native straddling lines between traditional country, rock-tinged roots and point-blank biker-bar riffs, leading American Songwriter to boast her “music balances gutsy rocking with classic country, folk and even slight bluegrass influences.” With The Devil I Know Tour, the Grand Ole Opry member honed in and sharpened what it is she does best.

$43

Urban Bush Women – 40th Anniversary at Schaefer Center

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

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.

$28

Western Peidmont Symphony at Schaefer Performing Arts Center

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

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.

$28

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Girl Picture

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

Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö have each other’s backs, always. They want to live adventurous lives, loaded with experiences and passion.

$10

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Keb’ Mo’ with special guest Allison Russell

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

American blues musician (singer-guitarist-songwriter) Keb’ Mo’ has five Grammy Awards, 14 Blues Foundation Awards, a 2021 Americana Music Association award for Lifetime Achievement in Performance, and a groundbreaking career spanning nearly 50 years under his belt.

$40 – $60

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Dance Theatre of Harlem

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

Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a professional touring company, a leading studio school, and a national and international education and community outreach program.

$35

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Alcarràs

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

In the small village of Alcarràs in Catalonia, the peach farmers of the Solé family spend every summer together picking fruit from their orchard. But when new plans arise to install solar panels and cut down trees, the members of this tight-knit group suddenly face eviction — and the loss of far more than their home.

$10

An Appalachian Summer Festival: 37th Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

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

To celebrate the competition’s 37th anniversary, join competition juror and sculptor Jennifer Hecker on a fascinating outdoor tour of the 10 sculptures selected as finalists for this year’s competition.

FREE

An Appalachian Summer Festival: John Oates

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

John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The American Songwriters Hall of Fame, and recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Award as well as numerous American Music, MTV awards, and multiple Grammy nominations.

$30 – $50

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Strings for Peace

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

Grammy Award-winning American guitarist Sharon Isbin teams with Indian sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons, with Amit Kavthekar.

$30

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Aurora’s Sunrise

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

At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian genocide. Two years later, through luck and extraordinary courage, she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation.

$10

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Eastern Festival Orchestra

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

For six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, has been produced on the campus of Guilford College, UNCG, and other venues in Greensboro, North Carolina.

$35

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Lea Salonga

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

Multiple award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch.

$30 – $50

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Apollo’s Fire – The Road to Dublin

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

Playing on historical instruments, the ensemble traces the roots of Appalachian music to the Irish and Scottish immigrants who crossed the Atlantic, bringing their ballads, jigs, and reels with them.

$30

An Appalachian Summer Festival: The Blue Caftan

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

Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef.

$10

An Appalachian Summer Festival: An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

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

Leslie Odom, Jr. is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and three-time Emmy Award nominated actor, singer, songwriter, and entertainer.

$50 – $70

Exploration at the Extremes at Appalachian State University

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

National Geographic Society CEO Jill Tiefenthaler will give the keynote address at the 2023 Appalachian Energy Summit, hosted by Appalachian State University’s Office of Sustainability on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. 

Free

The Schaefer Center: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer with Rakesh Chaurasia

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

"There’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,

$20 – $40

The Schaefer Center: KODO

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

Under the theme “One Earth,” Kodo endeavors to bring the sound of the taiko to all corners of the globe so music and message can resonate with myriad cultures and ways of life. Head over to the Schaefer Center and experience Kodo for yourself!

$10 – $25

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

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

Head over to The Schaefer Center and experience:

Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer, son of I Love Lucy creator Jess Oppenheimer, spins a fast-paced, witty tale of Lucy and Desi’s battles with CBS over the pioneering ideas that changed the face of television forever.

$5 – $20

Mavis Staples at The Schaefer Center

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

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She takes her powerful message and equally powerful voice to the Schaefer Center for a one-night-only experience.

$20 – $40

Appalachian Summer Festival: Momix: Alice

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

MOMIX’s internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists conjure the magical world of the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts in this stunning reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s novel. Journey down the rabbit hole with MOMIX and the visionary choreography of Artistic Director Moses Pendleton. Filled with visual splendor and startling creative movement, Alice reveals that nothing in MOMIX’s […]

$20 – $35

Appalachian Summer Festival: On the Water (Vee peal)

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

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents On the Water (Vee peal) In Estonian with English subtitles Estonia, not rated, directed by Peeter Simms, 2020, comedy-drama, 106 minutes On the Water unfolds in rural Soviet Estonia in the early 1980s, during a pivotal year in the life of a shy teen, Andres, who is being […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour

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

Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising audiences across the country and around the world “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.” The wait is finally over and Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time […]

$25 – $40

Appalachian Summer Festival: When Pomegranates Howl

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

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents When Pomegranates Howl In Pashto/Farsi with English subtitles Australia/Afghanistan/The Netherlands, Iran, not rated, directed by Granaz Moussavi, 2021, drama, 83 minutes Nine-year-old Hewad peddles food and amulets tackling dangers of daily street life during an ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following an explosion, he is photographed amongst other […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Renee Elise Goldsberry

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

photo by Robert Cummerow A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties, and Appalachian Home Care LLC. Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award-winning performances both on Broadway and the screen. […]

$25 – $50

Appalachian Summer Festival: Belfast

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

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Belfast In English with English subtitles United Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Surrounded […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Eastern Festival Orchestra with Santiago Rodriguez, Piano

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

photo credit: Ben Van Houten GERARD SCHWARZ, conductor Alan Benaroya, Music Director Chair SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, piano Umoja for Orchestra                                       Valerie Coleman Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16                 Edvard Grieg      Allegro molto moderato      Adagio      Allegro moderato molto e marcato           Santiago Rodriguez, piano Symphony No. 4 in […]

$20 – $35

Appalachian Summer Festival: Playground (Un monde)

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

photo: ImagePresse Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Playground (Un monde) In French with English subtitles Belgium, not rated, directed by Laura Wandel, 2021, drama, 72 min In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child’s-eye-view as an obstacle course of degradation and […]

$10