Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features a diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. Beginning as a small chamber music series, the festival has emerged as one of the nation’s most highly regarded, multi-disciplinary art festivals, designated one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Artistic excellence, accessibility and audience engagement make An Appalachian Summer Festival unique. Because the festival is committed to affordable ticket prices, revenues from ticket sales cover only about 43% of its annual costs. Private support from festival donors must fill the gap, in order to ensure a continued commitment to both quality programming and affordable ticket pricing.
An Appalachian Summer Festival is a production of the Appalachian State University Office of Arts & Cultural Programs. An Appalachian Summer Festival receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council - an agency funded by the State of North Carolina - and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Mailing address: An Appalachian Summer Festival; PO Box 32057; Boone, NC 28608 Physical address: An Appalachian Summer Festival; Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; 733 Rivers St.; Boone, NC 28608 Toll-free: (800) 841-ARTS (2787) Telephone: (828) 262-4046 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org